Category: Solar

Solar The Oldest Solar Farm in the US

The Oldest Solar Farm in the US

It is commonplace these days to see solar panels painting the rural landscape by occupying farm and ranch land. Solar power generated by solar farms may have recently spiked in popularity, but solar farms have been around for a while. Can you guess just how long? If you guess the early 80’s, you’re spot on! …

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Solar Can I Sell my Solar Lease Royalties?

Can I Sell my Solar Lease Royalties?

Solar Lease Royalties, Solar Royalties, Solar Rents…the terms are one and the same: they mean you lease your land for commercial solar panels, also known as a solar farm, and you receive regular payments for the solar lease. The time to sell your solar rents is now. Landowners like you are making huge profits by …

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Solar Solar Data and Deals in the U.S.

Solar Data and Deals in the U.S.

The energy industry is seeing a shift toward renewables from companies traditionally focused on oil and gas — a transition accelerated by pandemic-related disruptions to supply and demand forces as well as political administration changes. Capital groups, E&P companies, independents and private investors alike are seeking renewable deals and opportunities to capitalize on the energy …

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Landowners Surface vs Mineral Rights – What’s the Difference?

Surface vs Mineral Rights – What’s the Difference?

There is a big difference between surface rights and mineral rights. At LandGate, we assist thousands of property rights owners and have seen an increase in questions related to surface rights. As a result of the recent push to increase the development of wind and solar farms, it is becoming increasingly important to understand the …

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Solar Expansion of Solar Farms in the US

Expansion of Solar Farms in the US

How many solar farms are built every year in the US? Find out how the capacity, acreage, and production of solar farms has evolved with time The United States is experiencing a massive boom in solar energy. Political, corporate and private interest groups have all taken steps to ensure renewable energy projects continue to be developed …

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Landowners Solar LandEstimate™ Now Live on Map

Solar LandEstimate™ Now Live on Map

LandGate has just released its latest feature and tool, a Solar LandEstimate™ for all parcels in the US. You can now view your property’s solar worth for free. What is a LandEstimate™? A LandEstimate™ is LandGate’s version of Zillow’s Zestimate, except it’s more accurate. It is a valuation of your property’s worth in solar resources. …

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Industry Solar Lease Payments Explained

Solar Lease Payments Explained

It is important for landowners to be aware of the different types of solar lease payment structures that can be offered by energy companies seeking to develop solar resources owned by private property owners. Some solar deal structures are more valuable than others to landowners. This is important because these agreements can sometimes last decades, …

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Newsletter March Solar and Wind Newsletter- New Listings and Free Data

March Solar and Wind Newsletter- New Listings and Free Data

Evaluate Smarter with Game-Changing Data Looking for data to accelerate your buying or leasing activity? LandGate provides clients with revolutionary data to completely evaluate the economics of any project from the ground up. Data fields include: solar/wind farms, solar/wind farm outlines, existing power plants, transmission lines, comp data, 3D solar irradiance, average wind speeds, exclusion …

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Landowners Hidden Value of Solar Rights

Hidden Value of Solar Rights

Learn about the very lucrative government incentives for solar rights and how to capture their value. Do you think the most valuable solar rights are in the sunniest places? This is a common misconception. In fact, the District of Columbia and Massachusetts have the most valuable solar rights. Why is that? To determine the true …

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Landowners Solar Energy – An Economic Opportunity for Landowners

Solar Energy – An Economic Opportunity for Landowners

Property Owners can sign million-dollar deals marketing their solar resources. Landowners can now potentially earn millions of dollars from lease options, rental payments and cash bonuses paid by solar developers. In some examples, a property owner with 40-acres can generate a total of $1.2 million dollars over the life of a utility scale solar project, …

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