Thought you didn't have to worry about industrial solar taking over our farmlands? Well, they are back! They may be offering a “good neighbor” agreement to those who will be surrounding the proposed industrial solar fields. In other words, they are offering them money so they don't publicly oppose the project.
In Greene County, Ohio, a solar company offered 65 residential homeowners with property immediately next to the solar site a “good neighbor agreement,” or financial compensation between $7,500 and $25,000, on the condition "they not publicly oppose" the project. The homeowner would receive $1,000 on signing, followed by a larger sum once construction is set to begin. To read more about this go here.
What does this sound like? Definition of a bribe: money or a present that you give to someone so they will do something for you.
If this was really a "good neighbor" policy, then wouldn't they be offering all residents affected by the solar sites money regardless if they oppose or not? And they are only giving up to $25,000? That equates to less than $1000 a year for the inconvenience of the construction, the unsightliness of panels for the next 20+ years and the decrease in value to their property. Now why would we want to trust a company like that?