You plant it once, but it can harvest energy and money for years - and that money can fund better internet, our schools and more benefits for all of us.

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Protect Hoosier Property Rights

Farmers' Property Rights Under Attack

A ban on private property owners from using their land for solar energy is being considered by the Hamilton County government.   Tell Hamilton County Commissioners to Respect Private Property Rights!


Hamilton County is considering regulations that would effectively deny farmers and landowners the option to lease a part of their land for solar project development.


The Area Plan Commission already approved an ordinance that bans landowners in Hamilton County from using their land for a solar farm if the government decides their land is prime farmland. Your County Commission will have the final word – maybe as early as their next meeting on Monday, July 25!


The ordinance violates farmers’ property rights – the right they have as American landowners to decide for themselves the best way to use their land to support their families.


Take Action and Protect Property Rights!

Take Action and Protect Property Rights!

 

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Farmers Have the Right to Use Their Land as They See Fit

New Crop for Indiana

New Crop for Indiana

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Local Benefits of Solar

Solar Farms are just another way for farmers to earn a living from the land and diversify their income, letting the land used for solar rest and recover.

Because of payments from solar projects, many rural communities will be able to fund schools, first responders, community centers and highspeed internet.

 
 

Farmer Benefits

  • 81% of Hoosiers agree that farmers have the right to choose what they want to do with their land, including develop renewable energy.

  • Only a small portion of farmland in a county is used for solar projects, while providing million of dollars in benefits to the county.

  • Farmers can let their land used for solar rest and recover, so it can be returned to crop farming when the solar panels are removed.

  • The solar companies are responsible for removing the panels at the end of the lease.

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Community Benefits

  • Solar farms are investments from private companies that pay millions to our communities with property taxes.

  • To date, the renewable energy industry has delivered significant benefits to Hoosier communities, including:

    • $7 billion in capital investments

    • $37 million in annual tax revenue for rural communities

    • $20 million in annual payments to Hoosier landowners

  • Revenue from solar farms can be used for:

Revenue for Schools - One Example of Renewable Support in the Community

Students and Schools Benefit from Renewable Investments

Students and Schools Benefit from Renewable Investments

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-Ceann Bales, Executive Director Randolph Community and Economic Development Corporation

"What’s going to keep rural America alive? How economically are you going to do that? Renewable energy is on every list. That’s really going to give the resources, the financial resources, to help a community thrive."