Landowners

YOUR PARTNER FOR SOLAR DEVELOPMENT


Pine Gate Renewables works directly with landowners and their representatives to assess and either purchase or lease suitable land for the purpose of local, utility-scale solar farm development. A PGR solar farm produces clean energy that is delivered to the electrical grid via existing utility infrastructure. Typical generation provides enough energy to power thousands of homes in the local community. Through this strategy, hundreds, if not thousands, of people in nearby communities can benefit from clean solar power without any extraneous effort or expense.

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YOUR PARTNER FOR SOLAR DEVELOPMENT


Pine Gate Renewables works directly with landowners and their representatives to assess and either purchase or lease suitable land for the purpose of local, utility-scale solar farm development. A PGR solar farm produces clean energy that is delivered to the electrical grid via existing utility infrastructure. Typical generation provides enough energy to power thousands of homes in the local community. Through this strategy, hundreds, if not thousands, of people in nearby communities can benefit from clean solar power without any extraneous effort or expense.

FIND OUT IF YOUR LAND QUALIFIES

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SOLAR FARM DEVELOPMENT

LAND ACQUISITION IS THE FIRST STEP

Finding suitable land is a vital first step in developing widespread access to renewable solar energy. But solar farms have particular space and location requirements, and not all land qualifies. Because of this, we thoroughly vet our potential sites to ensure we make the best use of everyone’s time and resources.

YOUR PARTNER THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS

Solar farm development is gaining traction in many states across the country, but the concept is still new to most people. We know you have questions and you’ll continue to have questions throughout the land evaluation and lease/acquisition process. That’s why we are committed partners every step of the way.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?

COMPETITIVE TERMS

Generous lease and purchase terms.

OUR AVAILABILITY

Unlimited communication throughout the entire process.

AN EASY PROCESS

No responsibility for equipment or development.

REDUCED TAX LIABILITY

We pay the property taxes on the land we lease.
 

WHAT WE LOOK FOR WHEN EVALUATING LAND FOR SOLAR DEVELOPMENT



PGR KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Limited Wetlands
  • No Endangered Species Habitat
  • On-Site Power Access
  • Relatively Flat


PGR DEVELOPMENT MINIMUM ACREAGE
  • Southeast: 20+ acreage
  • Central: 50+ acreage
  • Northeast: 75+ acreage
  • Northwest: 20+ acreage
 
SECURE YOUR LAND

Secure Your Land Legacy For Your Children and Grandchildren. A long-term lease can provide your family with income for generations to come.


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I'M A LANDOWNER INTERESTED IN SOLAR FARM DEVELOPMENT

LANDOWNER Q & A

1
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE - FROM SITE EVALUATION THROUGH DEVELOPMENT?
From start to finish, the process can take anywhere from 6 to 36 months. Generally the larger the development area, the more extended the process.
2
HOW DO YOU DETERMINE LAND SUITABILITY?
We’ll take a preliminary look at your site and ask you some questions about the land’s current use and your future plans. Then we’ll analyze your land’s topography, search it for wetlands and conduct an FAA screening and historical ownership analysis. If everything looks good, we’ll then have an engineer evaluate it for utility interconnection compatibility. After this process, we can begin to negotiate terms.
3
IF MY LAND IS DEEMED SUITABLE, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
The first step in this process is negotiating with the property owner to establish a lease or purchase agreement. Once this is in place, we work diligently to receive approval for environmental screenings. Then we obtain state and federal regulatory approval, local zoning jurisdiction approval, and approval from a local utility to connect the solar farm to the grid.
4
HOW MUCH WILL I GET PAID?
While we can’t guarantee a number right here, we can say that our lease and purchase terms are designed to be attractive to landowners. In every case, we evaluate property within its respective market in order to establish a fair and beneficial price for both parties. We know there is a lot that you can do with your land and we want to make sure your decision to host a solar farm is one that you will benefit from and be proud of for years to come.
5
HOW CLOSE WILL THE SOLAR FARM BE TO MY HOUSE OR MY NEIGHBORS?
This depends entirely on the proximity of the leased or purchased property to your house. However, we can tell you that solar farms are quiet, and, once built, they require minimal upkeep, so you won’t notice an increase in traffic. We also typically include generous buffer zones in our plans in order to keep visual impact to a minimum.
6
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING TAXES ON MY LAND IF I ENTER INTO A LEASE AGREEMENT?
The solar project covers any taxes associated with the lease area, as well as any rollback taxes as part of the change in the land use status.
7
IF I LEASE MY PROPERTY, WHAT HAPPENS TO THE SOLAR FARM EQUIPMENT ONCE THE LEASE IS OVER?
Decommissioning the solar farm is incorporated into the lease agreement. It is the responsibility of the tenant to remove any and all infrastructure associated with the solar farm.
8
CAN I CONTINUE TO USE MY LAND DURING THE INITIAL DILIGENCE PERIOD?
Yes, during the lease or purchase option period, you can continue to use your property in any manner you see fit, as long as it does not impact the ability of the land to be used as a solar farm in the future. Part of our option condition does include our ability to visit the site, but only in a non-invasive manner.
9
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE LEASE EXPIRES?
As the tenant of the land, Pine Gate Renewables is committed to a zero-trace decommissioning at the end of the solar farm’s life, and returns the land to the state in which we found it at the beginning of the lease term.
10
WHERE DOES PINE GATE RENEWABLES OPERATE?
PGR is based in Charlotte, North Carolina with offices in Jacksonville Beach, Florida and Asheville, North Carolina. We actively develop projects in 15+ states across the United Sates. Contact us to find out if we’re in your state.
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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH PINE GATE RENEWABLES?
Pine Gate Renewables is quickly growing to be a premier national developer of solar generating facilities. We are committed to the highest standards of solar site selection, development, long-term use and operation. Pine Gate Renewables is aligned with several leading cross-functional partners that are dedicated to building the highest quality solar farms in the country. Along with these partners, we are committed to generating clean energy for a brighter future.
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