Landowner Frequently Asked Questions
What is a solar farm?
An area of land where a large number of solar panels are set-up to generate electrical power.
How long is the land lease term?
Each lease contract is different, but generally they are at least 25 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, an individual company, school and/or a university or a local nonprofit organization. The savings is passed on to you the consumer in your electricity bill.
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 longer the process. Louth Callan utilizes a proven project management process to minimize implementation time frames.
Who is responsible for the maintenance of the solar farm?
LCR will be responsible for all operations and maintenance for the solar farm during its life.
Are there property taxes associated with a solar farm?
While installing a solar farm generally increases property taxes, most states have a “property tax exemption” for solar projects. In this case, property taxes may increase, but Louth Callan Renewables will be responsible for all property taxes during the life of the solar farm.
What is the best type of 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.