Here are the results from Sanilac County in Michigan who hired a company do an impact study. Taking ONLY 1% of the county’s farmland out of production, would remove roughly $6.5 million from economic production and their counties economy. Source: https://mindencityherald.com/f/sanilac-county-master-plan How many millions of dollars could Lawrence County lose if they allow industrial solar on prime farmland?
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Check back July 1st for the next update.
The solar company repeatedly claims how much good they will be doing for the local community and how much money they will be bringing into the local community. They even publish impact studies, but the companies hired to give the results are hired by the solar company.
The local solar company hired this company which states “understands how to measure an organization’s impact on the economy and will help you make that story work for you”. Does this lead you to believe that their impact studies will present the negative impact as well as the positive impact too? Read the first sentence here: https://parkerphilips.com/capabilities/economic-impact/
Tomorrow we will post the results from a county that did their own impact study on how much money the county could ”LOSE” if only 1% of farmland is taken out of production.
The solar company has been pretty quiet since they hosted their open house in April. But, they are continuing to invest heavily in local advertising while still giving away grants every quarter.
What has changed, is the fact that ONLY 8 of the 21 land owners still have current solar leases with the solar company. SIX of these COULD EXPIRE BEFORE the end of the year leaving only TWO that could expire in 2024.
Does this mean that the solar company is leaving in North Beaver township? Not necessarily! The township continues to have an ordinance against industrial solar on farm land. But, with the huge “push” of clean energy by the government, it is uncertain if the state government could overturn the townships ordinance with a stroke of a pen. This is happening now in Michigan. Could it happen here? Contact your local and state officials to let them know you are not for putting industrial solar on farmland.
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We will be continue to monitor the list of leased land over the next few months. What will the solar companies next move be? If you hear anything, please contact us. In the meantime, mark your calendars as the More About Solar team will post on the 1st and 15th each month with any updates.