What is Solar Land Development?

A solar farm is a large-scale installation of photovoltaic panels. These panels form a solar array consisting of ground-mounted solar panels installed across large areas. The solar farm will then provide power to the local electric grid.

As a landowner, this is an opportunity for you to lease your available land to ClearPath Energy for us to design, build, and operate a solar project for you and your community.

Hosting a solar farm is not for everyone. However, some of the benefits include protection against unpredictable farming conditions and crop prices, diversifying your revenue stream, and providing a fixed income for 25+ years.

Our experienced development team has the tools to analyze potential land for our projects. We focus on efficiency and optimization, ensuring that everything from the design to the placement is thoroughly considered.

Why You Should Lease Your Land with Us
How it works

Lease Your Land to ClearPath Energy

Leasing your land frees you from unpredictable weather cycles during climate change and diversifies your revenue stream. It is a great opportunity for landowners to generate stable income for 25+ years.

Get in touch to determine your land feasibility for a community solar project.

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Step 1
Site Host Agreement

We negotiate and execute an Option to Lease or an Option to Purchase agreement with a property owner. Every site and landowner are different so we work on a case-by-case situation to meet their specific needs.

Development
Step 2
Development

Landowners collect payments as we continue through the development phase. ClearPath manages environmental studies, project designs, secures permits, executes agreements, and constructs the project.

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Step 3
Operation

Once constructed, the solar farm generates power for 25-45 years. The solar farm is low maintenance and operates rain or shine. ClearPath keeps the grounds landscaped, troubleshoots any problem throughout the project lifecycle, and conducts regular maintenance.

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US

Why Lease Your Land with ClearPath Energy

Zero Risk
Zero Risk

ClearPath manages every step—from payments, acquiring the proper permits, construction, and regular maintenance.

Steady Income
Steady Income

Payments are made come rain or shine, regardless of the performance of the project.

Experience
Experience

ClearPath Energy brings decades of experience successfully operating solar projects and working with hundreds of landowners.

Soil Quality
Soil Quality

Safeguard against unpredictable and drastic climate changes by placing a solar farm on site. This gives your land a must-needed break to restore soil quality.

What We Look for in Land

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40 acres or more
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Cleared of major obstructions
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Close to existing power lines & substations
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Access to public roads
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Our Project Portfolio

Here you can find individual stories of how we have worked with landowners and communities for each of our projects. 

Working with Greg has been a pleasure. We’re very happy being the landowners of a solar project.

–Louise Woodard, President of Brookfield Orchards, a 345-acre orchard and landowner

Solar has allowed me to maintain the farm as it’s been maintained in the family for four generations.”

–Ken Langevin, Farmer of a 48-acre farm and landowner of a 6.2-acre solar project developed by a  principal of ClearPath Energy

Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Land Do You Need for A Solar Farm?

5-7 acres per megawatt is needed, depending upon design. An ideal project would be 40 acres.

How Many Years is A Site Lease?

Site leases are 25-45 years.

How Long Does Construction Take?

Physical construction can take anywhere between 3-6 months.

The development process of permitting and utility interconnection can take an additional 12-18 months.

Are There Specific Land Requirements?

We work with all inquiries to determine the suitability of your land and the work required to develop a project on it.

Can I Continue to Farm My Land?

Farming the land surrounding the project is fine. Farming between the solar arrays is a more customized solution that we can work together to determine the suitability of, depending on what type of farming you are wanting to do.

Do I Have to Maintain The Solar Farm?

ClearPath will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the solar farm. Operation and maintenance typically requires a visit to the site a few times per year.

Is The Solar Farm Disruptive and Noisy?

No! Any noise produced is minimal, below any required level of decibel disruption, and should not be disruptive.

Will The Solar Farm Be Visible?

We work with landowners, towns, and communities to ensure our projects are great fits for them. Sometimes this involves building a fence and sometimes it involves building a project off in a tucked away area. It is a priority develop our projects to be as non-invasive as possible.