Free, No-Obligation Land Evaluation
If you are interested in selling or leasing land for a solar farm, contact us today. As a solar farm company, Urban Grid works closely with our landowner partners to evaluate and either lease or purchase land to develop utility-scale solar projects. Deciding to move forward with a solar project means your land will produce clean energy to power thousands of homes in the local community, increase local tax revenue, and provide significant job creation.
Benefits Of Selling Or Leasing Land For A Solar Farm
- Competitive solar farm lease and purchase rates
- Land is returned to pre-construction state after project life
- Job creation in local community
- Tax revenue for locality
- With a solar farm lease, property stays in the family
- An easy process
- Continue use of land during project development
Does Your Land Meet The Following Criteria?
- 150+ acres
- Relatively Flat
- Limited Wetlands
- No known endangered species habitat
- Proximity to utility substation of overhead high voltage power lines
Solar Development Landowner Faq:
If you’re interested in selling or leasing land for solar, we will do a preliminary evaluation of your property. We evaluate topography, wetlands, and cultural resources to determine the expected usable acreage. Then, our interconnection team evaluates the feasibility of tying the solar project into the electric grid. If the evaluations show your land is suitable, we would begin negotiating the terms of a purchase or solar farm lease agreement.
After our initial evaluation and determination that your property is a good site for a utility-scale solar project, we will establish a lease or purchase option agreement. From there, we handle the development of the project which includes completing environmental screening, obtaining state, federal local zoning approvals, and finally approval from the local utility or grid operator to connect the project.
Generally, the solar project development process will take anywhere from 2-4 years, depending on the size of the development and its location.
Urban Grid pays any increase in taxes resulting from our utility-scale solar project development.
Urban Grid works with landowners and local officials to minimize visual impact utilizing setbacks and vegetative screening. We see this as part of being a good neighbor.
Our projects are designed to capture the sun and turn it into clean, renewable energy, not reflect it. The solar modules are manufactured with an anti-reflective coating that meets the standards of the Federal Aviation Administration for use at airports.
We develop project specific landscape management plans, which include the planting of native grass species throughout the project site, pollinator habitat, and native tree and shrub species for vegetative screening. With these plantings, our projects will reduce nutrient runoff from stormwater while encouraging new biodiverse habitats that will benefit the local ecosystem.
Urban Grid will decommission the system and remove the equipment, recycling everything that can be, and returning the land to the condition in which it existed prior to the installation of the utility-scale solar project.
The power generated by the utility-scale solar project will be delivered into the local electric grid, either at the transmission or distribution level. From there, it mixes in with other electricity to power the local homes and businesses.
Free, no-obligation land evaluation