landowners faq

Frequently asked questions


What is utility-scale solar?

Utility-scale solar,' 'large-scale solar,' and 'solar farms' are different terms that describe a solar energy conversion system that generates enough electricity to serve thousands of customers, as opposed to a single home or business.


What makes a property attractive for solar development?

We analyze over 40 different factors when searching for the right property. Some of these include a property's size, slope, current land use, and proximity to existing transmission infrastructure. Additionally, we seek to avoid wetlands and floodplain areas.


What is a solar lease?

A solar lease is a contract between reNRG and the property owner. The lease allows us to develop, construct, and operate a solar farm on your property in exchange for lease payments. Solar leases generally last between 30-50 years and have four distinct phases: development/pre-construction, construction, operation, and decommissioning.


What is it like to live near a solar project?

Solar farms make great neighbors. They do not generate any water or air pollution, and they do not leak any chemicals into the ground.


Does a Solar project produce glare?

Solar PV modules are specifically designed to reduce reflection, as any reflected light cannot be converted into electricity. Research on this subject demonstrates that PV modules exhibit less glare than windows and water.

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Are solar panels noisy?

The noisiest components in a solar farm are the inverters, which generate a low buzzing sound as they convert electricity from the direct current (DC) generated by PV modules to alternating current (AC) used by the electric grid. However, the noise generated by solar farms is generally not audible above the ambient noise outside of the solar facility. Additionally, solar farms are completely silent at night, when they are not generating electricity.

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Is the conversion of agricultural land to solar generation permanent?

Modern utility scale solar projects use steel posts that are driven or screwed into the ground, meaning the land can easily be converted back to farmland after decommissioning the solar project.

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Landowners why lease or sell

Why Lease Or Sell

Earn stable, passive income: Solar leases are a great way to generate extra income with little or no effort on your part. You will receive a recurring stream of annual payments for the life of the solar project (typically 30-40 years).

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Lamdowners why work with reNRG

Why Work With reNRG

reNRG's partners have developed over 4 GW of solar assets throughout the world, providing enough electricity to power approximately 800,000 homes. We have been working in the solar and renewables space since 2006.

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Landowners Project Lifecycle

Project Lifecycle

We oversee the development and construction of the solar farm along with all associated costs. Landowners do not bare any development, construction, or operating costs; they only receive lease rent payments.

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