Watts & Learn: Solar Guidebook for Pennsylvania Landowners

10/21/2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Solar Guidebook for Pennsylvania Landowners:  Leasing Property for Large-Scale Solar Development

Friday, October 20, 2023 

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.


(elected and government officials and staff – free of charge)

Solar is one of the fastest-growing energy sources in the world. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, the U.S. solar industry is on target to add a record-breaking 32 gigawatts of new solar capacity to the grid in 2023, which is 50% more than it added last year. Due to several policy incentives and the fact that large-scale solar is now the least expensive form of electricity, energy companies around the world are expanding their solar operations through large-scale and community solar operations. Many of them have their eyes set on Pennsylvania due to its abundance of land and proximity to electricity transmission lines. That’s why the Pennsylvania Solar Center and Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services have teamed up to develop a Guidebook for Landowners to navigate Pennsylvania’s growing solar markets.

Solar projects are continuing to multiply across the country while many Pennsylvanians are looking for easy-to-access, practical knowledge about what the solar development process looks like in our state. Join us for an overview of our Guidebook for Pennsylvania Landowners: Leasing Property for Large-Scale Solar Development. Our Landowner Guidebook is designed to provide useful information on the most important aspects of the solar development process, such as the different types of solar projects, considerations for land that are suitable for large-scale solar development, the different stages of development and the solar lease agreement, farming and rural land considerations, case studies, and more information to ensure all stakeholders can share in solar’s benefits.

We’re going to dig into the details of our Guidebook with Michael Parker, Executive Director and Managing Attorney at Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services. Michael has dedicated his time and expertise to compiling the information and recommendations contained within the Guidebook and helped lead a collaborative interview process to ensure the Guidebook integrates the perspectives of stakeholders across the solar value chain.


  • Michael Parker, Executive Director and Managing Attorney, Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services

Who should attend?

• elected officials and staff

• renewable energy owners, operators and/or investors

• solar developers

• general public and anyone interested in learning more!

General Registration is $15 for this webinar; $100 for the 10-webinar series (and all recordings). Free for elected officials and legislative staff.

Special arrangements for complimentary registration can be made for those who request it by contacting us at info@pasolarcenter.org. Please don’t let financial worries prevent you from attending! We want you there!!

Get access to the whole series of 10 webinars in the next 10 months for $100 (as well as recordings from past webinars). Your ticket supports the activities of the PA Solar Center and is 100% tax deductible as we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Register here!

Upcoming Series (Dates and speakers being confirmed):

• PV Reuse and Recycling

• PA Solar Supply Chain Manufacturing Opportunities

• Floating Solar

• Community Choice Aggregation

• Solar Policy Updates

• Energy Storage, Microgrids and Solar …..and more.