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Do you own pieces of land more than 5 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 5 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: Enquire by telephone or email

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 Mike Neumann by email or by telephone at +49 93125064 132. Alternatively, you can fill out the contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Step 2: Network request

Step 2: Checking the suitability for approval

After viewing the required property data, SENS checks whether a solar park can be erected on your property. The regional plan and existing protected areas are included in the assessment.

Step 4: Lease signing

Step 3: Signing the lease agreement

After a positive response to the site assessment, we arrange an on-site meeting with you to discuss the lease agreement together. The lease initially runs for 20 years. Optionally, the contract can be extended twice for five years each time. This way you secure a passive income for the next 30 years!

Step 3: Presentation of the construction project

Step 4: Application for urban land use planning

The construction of a solar park requires the approval of the municipality concerned. At the beginning, an appointment is held with the municipality to present the planned project. In the case of positive feedback, an urban land use planning procedure is initiated. Within the framework of this procedure, all the interests of the public and the public interest groups are taken into account. In this way, it is ensured that the planning is carried out in coordination with the offices involved, such as the "Lower Nature Conservation Authority" or the "Lower Monument Protection Authority".

Step 5: Planning application

Step 5: Submitting the grid request

The solar electricity generated is fed into the public grid. The first step to connecting to the grid is to apply for the so-called grid connection point calculation from the responsible grid operator. After a daily updated information, the technical documents for the solar park are submitted, which leads to a reservation of the grid capacity.

Step 6: Building permit and realization

Step 6: Building permit and realisation of the PV plant

Once the statute resolution and the building permit have been issued, the solar experts from SENS can start building the solar park together with their long-term partners. After delivery of the components, the substructure, the solar modules including cabling and the inverters can be installed. As soon as construction begins, you will receive the first lease payment for your plot.

With the completion and grid commissioning of the solar park, you make your contribution to the energy turnaround together with SENS!

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.

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Your contact person

Mike Neumann

Project Development

Tel: +49 931 25064-132