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What happens at night when I need power and there is no sun?

As a community solar subscriber, you will still be connected to the utility grid so you will have power when you need it.

Will I still be able to purchase power from an ESCO (Energy Service Company)?

Generally, yes. In the case of New York, for example, you can still choose to purchase the power from the Utility or any of the approved ESCOs. The community solar credit will be applied separately on the utility bill. This can vary state to state, so please contact us for more information.

Is my land right for solar?

The ideal land for solar is reasonably cleared and level, it is located near a substation (1-3 miles) and close to 3-phase power line (<1 mile). If you’re unsure if your land qualifies for solar, contact us and we will assess and evaluate your land.

What are the lease rates per acre for a solar farm?

The amount of money you can possibly get from your land depends on a wide range of factors such as proximity to the substation and capacity. A realistic estimate is approximately between $600 to $1,500 per acre but there are often very good reasons for going outside of that range.

What happens once a lease is signed?

Once the lease has been finalized, we can begin the planning phase. A project can take around 2 to 3 years to complete.

What’s in a typical solar project lease?

  • Diligence / permitting period (3 years max)
  • 25+ year lease
  • Decommissioning / remediation and end-of-term (bonded at start of construction)

What is a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement?

In a VPPA the buyer agrees to purchase the utility-scale project’s renewable energy for a fixed price and will receive Renewable Energy Credits. You will still be connected to the utility grid so you will have power when you need it.