Wind Payment Value

Wind Payment Value

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Can LandGate tell me the value of my wind rights?

Yes – LandGate can provide you with a free estimate that will let you know approximately how much you could receive to lease your land for a wind farm per acre per year. To receive this estimate, you can simply claim ownership of your property on our map.

Learn more about leasing your land for wind turbines.

Which factors determine how valuable my land is for wind energy?

When you claim ownership of your parcel on our map, the LandEstimateā„¢ provided by LandGate for wind leasing considers your property’s distance to electrical infrastructure (transmission lines and substations), average wind velocity, topography, buildable acreage, ease of access to your property, current and future demand for electricity, state and federal incentives, and more.

Read more about wind farm lease qualifications for your land.

How do I get paid for a wind energy lease?

There are many ways that landowners can be paid when they lease their land for wind turbines, and it varies depending on a few different factors. Landowners can also negotiate their wind lease payments.

Most wind leases start with an option period, in which the developer pays you $2 to $20 per acre per year while they do their due diligence to ensure that they can begin construction. Once the wind turbines are generating electricity, wind developers pay a higher base rent payment plus a potential royalty percentage based on the revenue generated from the turbines. Full lease payment amounts are around $2,500-$12,000 per year per turbine. Turbine payments are heavily dependent on age and size of the turbine. You can learn more about wind lease payments here!

How long will the wind turbines be on my land?

The lifespan of new generation wind turbines typically ranges from 20 to 30 years. However, your relationship with a wind energy developer is typically much longer than this. From the option period through the end of a formal lease agreement, your relationship with a wind developer may last anywhere from 30-50 years. In addition to this, most wind leases also include an option for the developer to extend the lease for a few more years following the completion of the formal lease agreement.

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