BENEFITS FOR LANDOWNERS
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Solar facilities often transform under-utilized land into a solar generating facility to meet Texas’ long-term energy needs. In return, landowners receive:
Long-term, dependable lease payments that are often greater than other sources of agricultural revenue. In some cases, we will purchase the property at fair market values.
The ability to maintain land ownership over the long term. At the end of the lease the land can be converted back for agricultural purposes as the solar equipment does not create any negative environmental impacts.
Partnering with Landowners Across Texas
SunGrid Power is looking to partner with landowners throughout Texas who may be interested in leasing or selling their land for the development of a solar facility. SunGrid Power is committed to responsible and sustainable energy development and we work closely with communities to develop facilities that adhere to zoning and aesthetic regulations.
If you are a landowner interested in leasing your land or partnering on a project with SunGrid, please send us an email.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Common Questions for Landowners
How do I offer my land to SunGrid for a potential solar facility?The first step is to email site location details to email@example.com. We will review the location and respond by email or phone. If the land is suitable, we will engage in an option contract so SunGrid can evaluate its viability as a solar site. This includes permitting, environmental evaluation, floodplain assessment, interconnection constraints, etc.
How long will the option period last?Generally, 2-3 years. During this time SunGrid will perform many critical studies including interconnection, permitting, environmental, etc. The property owner has control over the property during this time and can often maintain existing agricultural lease agreements. SunGrid will need to gain access to the property occasionally to perform various studies.
How long is the property lease and how do I receive payments?Leases are generally for a total of 30 years, with options to extend beyond. Payments are agreed upon in the lease agreement but are generally processed on an annual basis. The option/lease agreement will outline option payment and ongoing annual lease payments throughout the term of the lease.
What access will the landowner have on the property?Once construction begins the land utilized for the solar facility will be fenced for security, safety and liability reasons. The landowner will not have access to the property unless coordinated in advance with SunGrid Power.
How will solar impact the land during and post operation of the facility?Solar facilities have a very low impact on the land and surrounding environment. No hazardous materials are used in the construction of the facility. The site does not produce any noise or air pollution nor will it negatively affect the soil in any way. Solar facilities can be easily decommissioned at the end of the lease and the property can be returned to its original state.
Who pays the property taxes?SunGrid Power will generally assume the responsibility for property taxes for the leased land.
What is a Solar Farm?A solar farm is a site that hosts a grid of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. Secured to ground-mounted metal racks for stability and longevity, our solar farms generate between 1 and 100 megawatts (MW) of solar energy for more than 35 years. The power generated at our solar farms is then fed into the existing electric grid, providing clean and affordable energy to communities.