Your Partner For Solar Development
Unused land or even “unusable” land such as brownfields and landfills can be turned into solar fields, generating electricity and making money for you month after month. Maximize your financial return with a long-term revenue stream and minimal risk. Whether you have a portfolio of properties or a single site, we work with property owners and their representatives to identify unused land and expansive rooftops ideal for leasing to a photovoltaic (PV) system owner.
Louth Callan Renewables negotiates directly with off takers to afford you the best possible price for the energy generated by the solar system on your land. Our experience with project development, underwriting, financing, legal and tax structuring, construction management, and operations increases financial value and decreases risk for your project. You won’t be left with a half-finished construction site that needs financing.
Louth Callan Renewables works directly with landowners and their representatives to assess and either purchase or lease suitable land for the purpose of local, utility-scale solar farm development. A LCR solar farm produces clean energy that is delivered to the electrical grid via existing utility infrastructure. Typical generation provides enough energy to power thousands of homes in the local community. Through this strategy, hundreds, if not thousands, of people in nearby communities can benefit from clean solar power without any extraneous effort or expense.
Landowner Frequently Asked Questions
At Louth Callan Renewables, we know how to work with landowners to generate electricity and make money for your projects. Below are frequently asked questions by landowners as they consider solar projects.
What is a solar farm?
An area of land where a large number of solar panels are set-up to generate electrical power.
What is a solar lease and how long is the average term?
A solar lease is a contract between the property owner and Louth Callan Renewables that allows us to install a solar farm in exchange for payments to the landowner. Each contract is different, but generally they are at least 20 years and sometimes have an option to extend for an additional period.
What is done with the power produced on the solar farm?
The power generated by the solar farm will be sold to your power grid. This could be a local co-op, large energy company, or individual company.
How long does the process take from start to finish?
From start to finish, the process can take anywhere from 6 to 36 months. Generally the larger the development area, the more extended the process.
Who is responsible the operations and maintenance?
LCR will be responsible for all operations and maintenance for the solar farm during its life, and will remove all equipment and reclaim your property once the project has ended.
Does a solar farm effect property taxes? If so, who is responsible for them?
While installing a solar farm generally increases property taxes, Louth Callan Renewables will be responsible for all property taxes during the life of the solar farm.
What will my neighbors, community or county say about having a solar farm?
As you know, everyone is different and we at Louth Callan Renewables treat everyone the way we would want to be treated – like gold. Just as you are seeking answers to your questions, your neighbors and community are as well. We are here to help educate you and others that could be affected by the solar installation. Often, after an in-home meeting or town hall discussion, people walk away excited for the future that solar has to offer them.
What is considered optimal land for a solar farm?
Great solar sites come in all shapes and sizes, but generally need to be flat and free of water. In order to facilitate the sale of the power generated by the solar farm, an ideal property would be less than one mile from an existing power line.
How do I start a conversation with Louth Callan Renewables about my solar project opportunities?
Fill out our contact form below, we are happy to talk with you about your options.