Originally Posted by reidjr
.... it could be to easy for farmers just to say hey i am going to give up farming and just go with a solar farm.
It could be easy but it's not.
First, Ag land is exempt from the Ontario FIT program.
Second, FIT pricing has been dramatically reduced.
Third, there are caps on the generation eligible for the program.
Fourth, there are transmission and grid capacity requirements; you can't just plug in 200mW of juice into a standard 100V line leading to a 240V transformer.
Fifth, the capital costs of a 'solar farm'; you won't find many lenders given the current FIT payback rates.
Sixth, OPA approval is not guaranteed.
But its all moot anyways b/c Ag land is exempt.