If you're looking for a green energy project to be developed on your land then you're in the right place. We will rent your land from you over 30-40 years, meaning you get a healthy, reliable and regular income that increases over time with inflation.

If you want to learn more, or explore the potential of a development then please get in contact with us.

Development Process

Stage 1 → Exclusivity Agreement and Letter of Authority
You give us a short 6 month exclusivity and your authority to approach the grid connection company for a connection to your land. This enables us to quickly establish if a project is viable.

We ask for this short exclusivity as in this time we will be incurring a reasonable amount of costs.

If for whatever reason it is not viable then we will inform you and cancel the remaining term on the exclusivity. By starting this way we do not waste time negotiating commercial terms before we know there is a reality to a development.
Stage 2 → Heads of Terms and Securing Grid Capacity
Once we have established the viability of a project we will then proceed to agree a Heads of Terms with you. The purpose of this is to outline the commercial terms between us. Once agreed and signed we will also pay the grid company to secure the capacity for the development.

In terms of rental values we pay the market rate. The annual amount you receive will increase by CPI annually.
Stage 3 → Planning
With the Heads of Terms signed, we then begin with conducting planning surveys, creating our site designs, engaging with the community as well as preparing and submitting the planning application.

Alongside this we will be working with you to prepare the full Option to Lease and Lease agreements. You will need to appoint a solicitor to support you on this and we will cover those fees.
Stage 4 → Construction and Operation
Once we have planning permission we will commence construction and trigger the Lease to start via the Option to Lease agreement.

Your lease payments will begin and continue for the next 30-40 years.

The Benefits

We offer competitive terms that are in line with market standards, providing long term inflation-linked income.

For market standard rate for solar developments is around £1,000 per acre and for battery storage developments it is around £2,000 per megawatt (MW). Battery storage developments have a much smaller footprint hence why the rental value is linked to the output of the development versus the acreage.
In majority of cases there is land which is not utilised as part of the green energy development. Whilst we still pay for this land, under our agreement there is often a possibility for you to graze small livestock on the site (at no cost or loss of rental income).
We cover all the costs of the development. We will even pay for your reasonable third party (lawyers, surveyors, etc) costs in formalising our agreement to rent your land.
Having green energy on your land can be an excellent way to diversify your income meaning that you have another flow of income coming from a source not linked to agriculture.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the costs to me?
There are no costs to you. We will fund all of the costs associated with the development as well as fund your reasonable third party costs.
How much land do you need?
This depends on the type of green energy plant you are wanting on your land. Battery storage takes up the least space (1-5 acres depending on the output of the development), with solar photovoltaic taking up the most (3-5 acres per MW of installed plant). If you are not decided on a particular type of plant we can assess what will be most suitable for the land you are wanting to lease to us.
Can I continue farming the land?
In many cases, the best way to manage the land beneath developments such as a solar farm is to graze it with sheep. If this is a preference of yours we're more than happy to discuss you retaining the right to graze the land.
Do you think about biodiversity?
Where a development is in a rural setting there are often great opportunities to boost biodiversity. We do this by incorporating active habitat enhancements such as log piles, bird and bat boxes or bee hives. In addition, solar farms can be sown with wildflower seeds improving habitat for mammals.
What happens at the end of the lease?
At the end of the term we will remove all the equipment on the site and restore it back to its original state.
Do I need to maintain anything?
No you do not. We will carry out all of the maintenance that is required to keep the plant operating smoothly.
How long will it operate for?
Typically the lease will be for 30-40 years. If that does not work for you then do not worry as there could be a solution. Get in contact and we can advise what is possible and what is not.
Can I sell the land?
It's your land so of course you can. Quite often by having a long term index-linked lease on the land you will have dramatically increased its value.

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