Amid a surge in large-scale solar energy developments across the state, Ohioans now have more influence over what, if any, land in their communities will be used for wind or solar farms.
A new state law (Senate Bill 52) that went into effect October 11, allows county governments to designate restricted areas where utility-scale solar or wind facilities cannot be located. County residents now will have advance notice, a public hearing, and a right to reject any proposed solar or wind development. And county and township officials will be represented on the board, reviewing any utility-scale energy projects.
Read the complete CFAES news article here: Law adds hurdles to new solar and wind farms.
For videos and other information on the new law regulating solar and wind farms as well as a guide on leasing to solar companies and other resources, visit go.osu.edu/energylaw.