Develop a solar farm on your vacant land
There are multiple ways to earn recurring revenue from your vacant land by hosting a solar farm.
Increase the value of your land
Option to sell land at a premium
Generate clean renewable energy
Earn long term land rental income
Create jobs in your community
Participate in stock ownership
Maintain ownership of your land
Reduce your tax exposure
Help mitigate vs. climate change
Does your land meet the following criteria?
What makes a good solar site location?
You need at least 5+ acres of cleared unobstructed land.
Land should be within two miles of a utility sub-station.
Land should be flat with front road access.
Land should have no environmental zoning restrictions.
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Landowner Case Studies
Randy DeBaillie has installed solar panels at his farm in Orion, Ill. The earnings, he said, would be about three times what an average harvest would yield there. DeBaille typically grow corn and soybeans each spring, but this year he wants to put more solar panels on 15 acres — and sell the energy.
"A local utility has agreed to pay Jane and Dick Nielsen roughly $14,000 annually for the next 22 years to operate solar panels on their land."
Bockhahn hopes to earn about $1,000 an acre every year by leasing his property to EDF. "Before expenses, (I'll earn) not quite as much, but I won't have the expenses," Bockhahn said. "There's going to be more room for profit."
Farmers and ranchers are getting lease payments,” Brophy said. $15.2 million in annual lease payments to ranchers and farmers.
“When farmers are approached with a lease agreement that can pay – depending on how close you are to the power substation – $1,200 to $500 an acre, that’s very attractive.”
"John Forell, who owns 5,000 acres will soon be able to generate revenue from his farm and produce clean electricity for his neighbors."