Earn a secure and long-term income from your land.
What does a partnership with us mean?
Solar Provider Group works closely with you on a collaborative level to host a solar facility on your land. Together we can generate more reliable, renewable energy, contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable future. We take responsibility for the solar farm from start to finish.
We value all our projects and our partners. We focus on building close relationships backed by trust, communication, and transparency. We keep our partners informed, every step of the way.
What's in it for you?
Land leasing provides you with long-term predictable income that consistently increases in value based on an agreed escalation rate. An escalation rate causes the lease rate to increase over the years to account for inflation.
You do not incur any risk in the project planning, approval process, or financing. We take care of seeing your project through to completion.
No Overhead Costs
There are no additional costs required from the landowner. We lead the project through planning, various stages of development and maintenance, allowing a streamlined and hassle free environment for landowners.
Energy demand is constantly growing. In an increasingly electrified society, it is essential to produce the required electricity sustainably.
7 Steps to Host a Solar Farm
Please provide us with your land location and information by phone, e-mail or contact form. Within one week, our planning team will assess the suitability of your land and contact you with our results. The first exam is non-binding and free of charge.
Once we determine the lands feasibility, you will receive a lease offer from us. In this step, we will clarify the first details of the design of the facility, the lease rate, and a timeline for the project.
Signing a Lease
In the following 60 days, we aim to sign the lease agreement with you. In order to ensure a profitable cooperation, we take care of your wishes and needs individually.
Once the contract has been signed, the project development team begins working on various applications, permits and plans to present to the local municipality. We provide monthly updates on our progress via email or telephone.
The process of interconnection requires a minimum of 1 MW of hosting capacity at the nearest substation, access to three-phase electrical lines, and an approved interconnection agreement with the local utility.
The length of the construction period is dependent on the size of the system. Typically, a solar farm consisting of 40 acres will be constructing for 4-6 months.
When the solar project achieves commercial operation, lease payments will begin. The solar farm will operate for 35 years and the land will be fully restored to its original state once the contract expires.
Will this require any work for me?Absolutely not! This should be viewed as any standard landlord-tenant lease agreement. Upon signing the lease option, all the necessary due diligence, planning process and interconnection checks will be conducted directly between Solar Provider Group and the local planning board / utility provider.
Will my lease payments rise with inflation?Yes, all of our lease agreements include an annual escalator to ensure that your payments are adjusted yearly to reflect inflation.
Is Solar Provider Group working directly for your local utility?No, we are an independent, privately owned company based in Toronto, Canada, and operating globally. We will work in coordination with your local utility and local contractors to secure all necessary approvals and meet interconnection requirements, so that the electricity generated by the solar project is fed into the local grid.
How will my local community benefit from a solar project?Solar delivers a number of benefits, including lease income for the host landowner, lower utility rates for subscribers, and the creation of local jobs during the construction and ongoing maintenance of a project. In addition, solar is a clean, renewable source of electricity that can help reduce our dependence on polluting fossil fuels, protecting our health and the environment.
Would hosting a solar project alter my land zoning?Upon the commencement of construction, the leased portion of your land parcel will be converted from agricultural to commercial zoning. We understand that this could have an impact on your taxes and therefore Solar Provider Group will cover any consequential increase to your tax bill related to the solar installation in full.
How will the project look when constructed?When fully constructed, our solar panels sit slightly lower than a field of corn prior to harvest. We are careful to ensure that the visual impact of our projects is kept to a minimum. Not only do our panels incorporate state-of-the-art anti- glare technology, we take steps to introduce natural screening for our projects using newly planted trees or shrubs where appropriate.
What happens at the end of the 35-year lease?At the end of the lease, we restore the land to it’s original state, and all of the accompanying equipment is decommissioned and recycled. If you do decide to extend the lease (our top tier panels last well past 35 years), we will inspect and maintain the equipment protecting it’s efficiency for the remainder of the term. The lease payments will continue as per our agreement, ensuring no annual payment will be missed.
How will the project / land be maintained during the 35 years?We recruit a local team of specialists to take care of the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the project. They will visit periodically and ensure the land and panels remain in good working order as well as taking care of the weeds / plants on the plot. Our panels require very little active maintenance and so visits by our specialists will be relatively infrequent.
Will the land remain under my ownership?Definitely. Our lease agreement should be viewed in the same way as leasing your land for agricultural crops or pasture- land. In the event that you wish to sell or change the ownership in anyway, the lease conditions and payments previously agreed upon will be continued with the new landowner. However, this decision requires your approval and written consent.