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Do you own at least 10 acres of land that you're not using?

Turn it into an income generator by leasing it to solar farm developers. We can help.

Why lease your land to a solar developer?

Solar farms require anywhere from 10 to 5,000 acres of land. 

Generate Revenue

Earn a steady stream of income for up to 25 years. Best of all, you don’t need to do a thing.

Support Your Local Economy

Solar farms create jobs, and the property taxes the solar developer pays help fund schools, hospitals and other services in your community.

Protect the Environment

You can do your part to protect the environment and help America achieve energy independence.

How We Help You

SolarLandLease (SLL) saves landowners time and increases the likelihood that your land will be leased or sold to a solar developer. There are hundreds of solar developers in the United States. Rather than spending time to find each one and filling out multiple contact forms, you only need to do it once with SLL. And because we only make money if a developer is interested in your land, we are motivated to market it for you, at our expense, to help you get the most for your land.

The Process: 3 Easy Steps

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Tell Us About Your Land

Fill out our simple online form. It will take less than five minutes. There’s no cost or obligation to you.

We Promote Your Land

We’ll promote your land, at our expense, to solar developers seeking to build solar farms in your area. If one or more developers is interested in your land, we’ll introduce you.

You Negotiate the Best Deal

You take it from there. We strongly recommend you retain a real estate attorney, and we can help you find one.

Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs)

There are several benefits to leasing land you’re not currently using to a solar developer. Most importantly, it’s a way to generate a steady income stream for up to 25 years. Best of all, you don’t need to do a thing over the contract term. The solar developer (or whoever ultimately owns the solar farm built on your property) will maintain the farm at their expense. They’ll even pay all of the property taxes on the land. The solar farm won’t make any noise or emit any pollution, so it won’t bother you, your neighbors, or any animals. There’s no downside for you.

Solar developers pay anywhere from a few hundred dollars up to a few thousand dollars per acre leased. It varies considerably by the developer, the size of the project, the state the land is in, market competition in the area (from other solar developers as well as companies interested in your land for other uses), and several other factors. That’s why it’s helpful to use a service like SolarLandLease that will solicit multiple developers with the goal of getting you the most for your land.

In solar farm development, leasing land is more common than buying it. But some developers will consider buying your land outright for certain projects.

This is a complicated subject. You can find more details on our blog, but the key factors are:

  1. You have a minimum of 10 acres of contiguous land. That’s enough for a small project. Big projects can require up to 5,000 acres. Generally, the more land you have, the more attractive it is to developers.
  2. Location. Certain parts of the country receive much more sunlight than others, which makes them more desirable for a solar farm. Also, market demand for solar energy is higher in certain areas than others.
  3. General land characteristics. Ideally, your land is relatively flat, is not covered in trees, has few (or no) wetlands, and has no endangered species living on it.
  4. Near transmission infrastructure. The power generated by a solar farm needs to connect to high-voltage transmission lines or a substation. The closer those are to your property, the better. 

Even if your land doesn’t check all of these boxes, don’t hesitate to complete the online form. Developers may still be interested.

 

SolarLandLease is a 100% free service for landowners. We receive a “finder’s fee” from solar developers looking for land like yours. Because of that, we are motivated to work hard for you.

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