Can I use the land for other purposes while it is leased for solar?
The specific terms of land use during a solar lease vary depending on the agreement. Generally, before the solar project is installed, we ask that landowners do not install permanent structures on the land, but any farming activities can continue as before. During construction of the solar project, farming or any other use of the land will have to stop. Once the solar project is operational, there is generally no impact on the daily activities of the landowners, aside for the occasional maintenance visit. More and more often, we see that dual use of the land is being considered, also known as agrivoltaics, so that the land can be farmed and generate electricity from the sun in the same space.