We are interested to speak with land owners in Ireland who want to rent 25 acres or more of their land for a minimum of 25 years to enable the installation of a solar farm. An index-linked rental income will be paid directly to the land owner who can still use or sub-let the land for grazing smaller animals such as sheep.
This opportunity is open to all land owners, however it may be ideally suited to part-time farmers who want to achieve a long term increase to their income without having to incurr any expense. Flat or south facing land with a gentle slope situated close to a substation or 38kV line is ideal.
We are also interested to talk with owners of commercial buildings which have structurally sound rooftops that do not suffer shadowing from other buildings or trees etc.
Solar Farms are silent, have no moving parts, require very little maintenance and produce clean energy which is either delivered into the grid for use elsewhere, or in energy intensive industries, consumed on site.
Renting land for use as a solar farm delivers a good, reliable income, often at a higher level achieved than by farming the land. From the land owners side, it is very straight forward - you simply lease the land, and with our experienced partners we look after all the design, planning and grid connection applications, right up to the point it is ready to build. There is no concrete or permanent building product put into the ground. At the end of the lease the structure is removed and all the land is delivered back to you in its original state.
We are a 100% Irish owned company based in Ferns, Co.Wexford and have dealt with the development and funding of solar projects from small commercial rooftops to utility scale solar farms in Germany, the UK and the US since 2007. During this time we have become very well connected to investment funds, manufacturing, and EPC companies that have substantial funds available to invest into solar projects in Ireland.
Land to be rented for use as a solar farm can command a wide range of price offers with some companies prepared to offer substantially more for the same piece of land than others. We are an independent company with many clients who want to build solar farms in Ireland as soon as the legislation on the support structure for solar PV is confirmed, which should happen during the summer of 2016.
Our way of working is to obtain for the land owner of suitable land a better deal than they have been offered in writing from other parties, or advise the land owner if they should accept an offer they have already received.
Land owners should not sign any option agreement for your land until you have spoken with us.
Currently there are several speculators approaching farmers around the country pushing for them to sign up to option agreements of three years or more with them. This will prevent the farmer from even discussing getting a better offer elsewhere.
These are long-term, inter-generational land leases and land owners must make sure you receive the best deal and long term income for your family that your land will support.
Where appropriate, we can also arrange for the land owner an additional land management contract with the funders who will require a local partner to ensure grass and vegetation are kept under control.
If you are a land owner at the early stages of the process we can check if your land is suitable for a solar farm installation and advise on the steps to be taken in order to maximise the income potential of your land from a solar farm.
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