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Leasing your Land for Solar

Leasing your land for solar provides you with a stable income stream while helping to promote clean energy. At Chrysalis, we work closely with landowners, placing their needs and community’s first and foremost.

The Benefits of Leasing Your Land for Solar

Leasing a portion of your land for a solar farm is the beginning of a long-term partnership where we work together to promote agricultural friendly solar development and the future of the community.

Stable Income for Years

Stable and Predictable Income Stream

Solar land leases offer annual lease payments over the 25+ year life of the solar farm.

Multi-use Farming

Farming or grazing sheep on the same area as solar farms keeps the land for farming while generating clean energy.

Growing Healthy Land for Future Use

Solar farms have low impact on the land and we prioritize soil health and pollinator-friendly vegetation.

How we get from Lease to Operational Solar Farm

Developing and building an operational solar farm requires strong, reliable partnerships and industry expertise to get from start to finish. The process can be broken down into three simple steps:

1. Selecting the Right Land

We work closely with landowners to help plan the location of the solar farm. We also take into account the terrain, water features, and other criteria, such as proximity to power lines, and substations.

2. Planning and Permitting

During the diligence period, our team works through the engineering and design processes to secure utility interconnection agreements and site plan approvals, which includes all environmental agency signoffs.

3. Building a Solar Farm

Active construction of the solar farm takes approximately six or more months. We work with you to minimize the impact of construction on your daily life and farming practices on adjacent land.

4. Operational Solar Farm

The solar farm can generate electricity to the grid for 25+ years. With recent improvements in technology, the lifespan comes closer to 40 years. During this time, there will be occasional site visits for maintenance, including snow removal and vegetation maintenance.

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What is Chrysalis Energy?

Chrysalis Energy is a joint venture between renewable energy company, OYA Renewables, and leading Appalachian energy company, Oil Well Shares (OWS). Together, they are committed to driving economic growth and developing clean energy solutions for communities across Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

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About OYA Renewables

OYA Renewables (OYA) believes that renewable energy can change the course of climate change to build a better, more prosperous world for all of us. Their actions are focused on developing and realizing innovative clean energy solutions for communities across North America. Learn more about OYA Renewables.

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About Oil Well Shares

Oil Well Shares (OWS) is a leading Appalachian energy company that believes in the power of energy as a way to transform lives, enhance communities and sustain the planet. OWS has successfully drilled, completed and produced thousands of wells in the US and currently operates thousands of wells across Appalachia. Learn more about Oil Well Shares

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FAQ About Solar Land Leasing

How long will you lease my land?

On average, terms for land leases are approximately 25 years, but this number varies depending on the region and the project. Developers may offer additional year extensions to landowners to the original lease term. During discussions about  the lease agreement terms as well as what happens at the end of the lease will be reviewed. 

How much will I get paid for leasing my land?

Lease rates vary depending on several factors, such as the state you live in and how much power costs in your local jurisdiction. The solar programs that are available to be developed under will also have an effect on lease rates. Landowners can expect to be paid a competitive premium to the current value of the land.

How visible will the solar farm be?

Developers will consult landowners to ensure the solar farm will have a minimal visual impact. Typically, the visual impact tends to be the largest contention raised at municipal site plan approval meetings. There are many options available to minimize the site’s visuality, such as natural buffers (like a treeline) to help mitigate any potential visual impacts. Solar systems in general are low-profile structures and don’t pose any significant hinderance to visual sightlines.

What happens at the end of the lease?

Under the lease, the developer or its long-term ownership group will be responsible for the removal of all equipment and infrastructure associated with the solar farm. The costs of decommissioning are the responsibility of the solar farm operator and not the landowner. It’s important to discuss decommissioning terms during the lease agreement. 

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