there's a big hitch with that. even though our NY Governor and the incoming POTUS have pushed alternative energy like solar the regional utility infrastructure here in NY can't always handle it. Trust me. You can buy around XX acres of flat south facing land, commercially zoned, dirt cheap at a tax auction. Spend time and money to install tile drainage, clear a more of it, turn it into ag fields. Then have a solar corp go thru planning, design, and town board approval. Have power pre-purchase agreement with a state college and lets say GE. When you think you're home free National Grid elec utility says "yea we took another look and our lines in that location won't support that much power. ...but good news is if you foot a multi-million dollar bill for upgrades to our infrastructure then we're all set." So now your whole project to turn a profit that's about 128x your investment over the course of 30 years is dead in the water. i know of a few other people that have been sitting on these projects for several years too. good news is you can always turn around these properties to someone who's willing to wait for a premium.