Solar PILOTS and Community Benefits

Course Overview

This course hopes to shed some light on municipal options for regulating a utility scale solar project. In addition to reviewing the importance of having a comprehensive plan that addresses goals for environmental protection, agricultural and economic development, and renewable energies, we will discuss Article 10 and how it affects the local review process. We will also discuss some of the mechanisms for removal or decommissioning as well as payment-in-lieu-of-tax (PILOT) programs for solar facilities and host community agreements.

This course is 1 hour in length.