|Can solar farms subsidize affordable cohousing?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: April Roggio (april.roggiogmail.com)|
|Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2019 11:55:26 -0800 (PST)|
Hi there, I am a member of a forming group in upstate New York, very interested in creating sustainable cohousing near one of our rural villages, hopefully fairly close to the Capital. We have been investigating a possibility which seems a bit too good to be true. We have land in mind - a former historic farmstead, about 30 minutes to Albany, minutes from our interstate, and close to nearby towns. As you might know, New York State has been very eager to contribute to solutions to mitigate climate change, and has been quite enthusiastic with regard to renewables. A regional solar installer has expressed interest in working with us - they are interested in leasing some small fraction of the land, about 20 acres, to use as a solar farm. They are willing to pay a not insubstantial amount of money in a monthly stipend, which could be used to pay back our initial land investment, as well as subsidize affordable housing. We have provided the land information to them, and they are apparently going to check the state of the electric at the road, and then determine whether the land is suitable. So, my question for you is: are you aware of any precedent for this? I did search the archives and didn't find much, but I might be using the wrong search terms. And do you have any advice with regard to how to proceed? Many thanks, April PS: Been loving the web chats - thank you for hosting them!
Can solar farms subsidize affordable cohousing? April Roggio, February 3 2019
Re: Can solar farms subsidize affordable cohousing? Dick Margulis, February 4 2019
- Re: Can solar farms subsidize affordable cohousing? April Roggio, February 5 2019
- Re: Can solar farms subsidize affordable cohousing? Dick Margulis, February 4 2019
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