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Proposed Laws Regarding Solar Power Could Help Dairy Farmers


September 17, 2020

Proposed legislation enabling electricity credits for community solar panels may just benefit Pennsylvania’s struggling farmers the most.

At least, so say the clean energy groups testifying in favor of Pa. House Bill 531 the first week of September. The proposal, under consideration in the Pa. House Consumer Affairs Committee, would allow residents to invest in solar panels installed on open land and receive a credit on their electricity bill as if the units were on their own roofs instead.

“There is no question that HB 531 would help farmers to diversify their profits and productivity,...

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