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Do you own pieces of land more than ten hectares in area?

Lease your land for solar park use and secure a fixed income for the next 30 years!


Many landowners have land that is of little commercial value or produces low yields. This land is ideal for generating electricity from renewable energies.

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Your benefits - Lease your property, area or land for photovoltaic

30 years' leasing income

Full handling by SENS

Contribution to the energy turnaround

Is your land suitable for leasing and can a solar park be built on it?


Ground-mounted photovoltaic systems can be built on almost any land. You may receive payment for electricity generated from a photovoltaic system through the German Renewable Energies Act (EEG) or by selling it through a power purchase agreement (PPA). Interesting areas that are eligible for a solar park under the EEG are:

  •  Land along motorways and railway tracks
  •  Land in less-favoured areas that can be shown to be low yield or have poor soil quality
  •  Conversion land, such as tips, former opencast coal mines or disused military bases
  •  Impervious surfaces formerly used for industrial purposes
  •  Unused designated industrial areas
  •  Land with buildings, such as sports or leisure airports

If none of these conditions can be met, it may still be possible to sell the generated electricity through a PPA. In the case of PPA ground-mounted PV systems, SENS is looking for plots of land that fulfil the following criteria:

  •  Plots with an area of at least 10 ha
  •  Low-yield meadows or farmland of little use to agriculture
  •  Derelict or other unused land

30 years’ leasing income for your land


If your land is suitable for a ground-mounted PV system, you can lease it to SENS and receive a passive income for 30 years! You will be using your land to produce electricity from renewable energy and making an important contribution to the energy turnaround. Are you a landowner and interested in leasing your land? Then please contact us.
 

Top tip: If your own plot of land is not quite large enough, then why not approach your neighbour?

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Six steps to successful land leasing

Step 1: Customer request

Step 1: Enquire by telephone or email

Do you own a plot of agricultural land that you would like to lease? Then please contact us without delay! To find out whether your land is suitable for solar park use, simply get in touch with our contact person Katharina Kreß by email or by telephone at +49 93125064 160. Alternatively, you can fill out the contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!
 

Step 2: Network request

Step 2: Make the grid enquiry

In the second step, our solar experts contact you to determine your local grid operator's closest grid connection point. You are still not committing yourself to anything at this stage. Grid operators generally take up to 8 weeks to process a ground-mounted PV system enquiry.
 

Step 3: Presentation of the construction project

Step 3: Present the construction project to your local authority

Building a solar park requires permission from your local authority. At the beginning, a meeting is held with the authority to present the planned project. If the feedback is positive, further planning steps can be initiated.
 

Step 4: Lease signing

Step 4: Sign the lease agreement

After allocation of a suitable grid feed-in point, we make an on-site appointment with you to conclude the leasing agreement incorporating your individual requirements and those of SENS. The lease runs initially for 20 years. The agreement can be extended twice, each time by five years. This means you could receive a passive income for the next 30 years!
 

Step 5: Application

Step 5: Submit a planning application to the local authority

In cooperation with the municipality, the planning permission and construction consent processes can start with the successful decision on the site layout. The planning application process considers all the interests of the public, local authorities, public utilities and municipal services providers. This ensures that the plans have the agreement of all the public bodies concerned, for example the district nature conservation or listed building protection agencies.
 

Step 6: Building permit and realization

Step 6: Approvals obtained, time to install the PV system

With planning permission and construction consent granted, the solar experts at SENS and their long-term partners begin building the solar park. After delivery of the components, work can start on the substructure, installation of the solar modules including cabling and the inverters. As soon as construction starts, you receive your first payment for leasing your land.

With the installation and start-up of the solar park complete, you and SENS can make your joint contribution to the energy turnaround!

Gain from additional income as well as your payments for leasing your land


The operator of a solar park often has to perform further works as mitigation measures. These could be planting hedges of native trees or creating open orchard meadows. Regional seed mixtures are also sown on the land to preserve plant species. SENS always looks to complete the mitigation measures in cooperation with the landowner or a local landscaping contractor. During operation of the photovoltaic park, SENS always offers the ground maintenance of the site to the landowner. These are ways further income can be generated in addition to the leasing payment.

Discuss your options with us and secure an additional source of income for the next 30 years through leasing your land!  Do you have a large, unused roof with an area of at least 1,000 square metres? You can also lease your roof for photovoltaic system use.

Your contact person


Katharina Kreß

Project Development


Tel: +49 931 25064-160
E-Mail: katharina.kress@steag.com