Land Holders

Earning long-term yields through solar leases

Each project starts with the right location.

It is true that using agricultural land for solar projects can compete with traditional farming activities on the land.

However: the area that is needed nowadays for 1 MWp of solar generation capacity has been significantly decreased in the last 20 years - due to more efficient solar panels. Such that today, the output generated from 1 ha of land is 4 times that from 20 years ago.

By the way: Germany currently only uses less than 0.2% of all agricultural land for solar plants. And long-term studies have shown that PV is much more efficient for generating electricity compared with farmed biomass production (such as from corn or rapeseeds).

It might well be worthwhile to consider leasing land for solar projects.

Your advantages as lessor

Earning long-term yields through solar leases

Solar leases are long-term leases, typically agreed for at least 30 years.

Land holders can then benefit from long-term, predictable lease payments for their land, which are also substantially higher than yields per hectare from traditional farming activities. We can review the suitability of your plots - without any costs or obligation to you - and can provide an estimate of potential yields from solar leases for your consideration.

low-impact utilization of your land

Studies have shown that solar farms substantially improve the biodiversity of the land area on which they are built - as they avoid the use of fertilizers and the land is generally cared for during the life-cycle of the solar project, bolstering biodiversity and creating space and opportunity for recovery.

Solar systems are minimally invasive and cause very little soil sealing.

and support the energy transition

Climate protection and the energy transition require many small steps in order to largely move away from fossil fuels. Every contribution counts – and pays off.

Ground-mounted PV systems are among the most economical and most environmentally friendly generation units when it comes to producing renewable energy - both in terms of their efficiency and the long life-cycle of the systems.

Using land smartly, and diversify income sources

Agricultural land and pastures with low soil count, as well as unused commercial land and special situations plots can be given a new, long-term purpose through solar use. With the opportunity for the owner to re-monetize property that is no longer in use or to diversify sources of income.

Leasing out land for solar farms offers many advantages:

You can find additional answers to common questions for lessors of land for solar farms here.