Non-Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Projects on Agricultural Lands

Important Notice: As of September 30, 2016, the CLI maps on this webpage will be removed. CLI mapping for future FIT calls will be available from OMAFRA's AgMaps portal.

Information on renewable energy generation contracts under the Large Renewable Procurement Program (LRP) and the Feed-in Tariff Program (FIT) is provided on the Independent Electricity System Operator's (IESO) website.

Non-rooftop solar projects greater than 10 kilowatts may be ineligible for a renewable energy generation contract if they are proposed to be located in prime agricultural areas or on prime agricultural lands.

If the IESO requires use of the official OMAFRA Canada Land Inventory (CLI) mapping to demonstrate eligibility for a non-rooftop solar energy generation contract, the mapping may be downloaded below.

In some cases, CLI mapping, designed for regional-scale planning, may need to be completed at a higher resolution (larger scale) for site specific use. The approach for doing so is outlined on the Ministry of Energy's website for FIT and for LRP.

Non-rooftop solar projects larger than 10 kilowatts are ineligible in Specialty Crop Areas, which currently include the Niagara Peninsula, Holland Marsh, parts of Grey County and Thedford Marsh. Maps of these areas can be found here:

Information, Questions or Comments

If you have questions on how to apply for a FIT contract, please contact the IESO at 1-888-387-3403 or For information on the Large Renewable Procurement program, please see the IESO's website or send an email to

For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 09 October 2009
Last Reviewed: 30 December 2014