When leasing your land for clean energy, honesty counts.
Our team has a reputation for transparent and open communication with landowners and the communities where we work. Our knowledgeable project developers will guide you through the process of leasing your land for solar, energy storage, or community wind — partnering with you to create a reliable, long-lasting financial legacy for you and your family.
What goes into a successful clean energy land lease?
We’ll work with you to assess your site and provide competitive lease rates for your area. We diligently handle all the details of your project — from conducting environmental studies and obtaining permits, to entitlement and receiving the interconnection service agreement from the local utility. We also pair your project with trusted renewable energy investors, focusing on the right fit for each long-term lease relationship. At each step of the way, we honor our relationships and provide transparent and open communication with you and your community.
What makes your site ideal for a solar lease?
We typically look for sites with as few as 15 or as many as 500+ acres of contiguous land. We factor in accessibility, shading, topography, and the proximity to existing utility infrastructure. We consider the soil conditions, conduct any necessary environmental studies, and take into consideration sight lines for neighboring properties. We also work with landowners to select the best site for a solar or energy storage system that won’t disrupt any of their current or planned future use. In short, landowner preferences and site viability go hand in hand.
What makes your site ideal for energy storage?
Energy storage requires a much smaller footprint than wind and solar projects, as small as a quarter of an acre but more commonly 1-2 acre parcels. We typically look for flat parcels, commercial or industrially-zoned, that are easily accessible from a public right of way. When considering a site for energy storage, we look at a number of factors including proximity to overhead distribution lines and/or substations, the ease of site access, the amount of vegetation on the site, and whether there is any existing environmental contamination.
What makes your site ideal for NY’s community wind program?
The most important factor for a community wind project site is whether or not the parcel is located within an area that has enough consistent wind to make the project feasible. We can quickly determine this through several wind-related resources that show average wind speed at specific GPS coordinates. Also, although community wind projects typically only have 1-2 wind turbines and use as little as 1 to 5 acres of land, we typically consider sites with a minimum of 50 acres available so that we can give each project adequate setbacks from nearby residences and meet zoning regulations. When looking at each site, we also perform a comprehensive due diligence to take into account surrounding historical sites, impacts on habitats, FAA studies, etc.