Power UK

Farming your land for energy

Install solar on your land and unlock an additional revenue source.

We work with landowners to agree long-term land leases for solar farms that generate income and ensure long-term financial security of a farm or other land.

Solar PV provides a stable income that complements farm income and is guaranteed for the life of the solar plant. The rental income from leasing your land for a solar farm is inflation-linked, making it a reliable and stable source of revenue.

 

 

Download brochure

Solar unlocks an additional income source from your land.

Enabling the clean energy transition

The UK is moving towards a decarbonised energy network to reach net zero, and we’re enabling the transition. Solar is now the cheapest form of newly installed electricity generation per Watt and with our solar installations, we’re making the UK’s solar-powered future a reality.

Our solar farms:

  • Have low impact on underlying land
  • Provide a long-term revenue stream
  • Land can still be used for agriculture
  • Contribute clean energy to the grid

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about leasing your land for solar using the FAQs. If you can’t see your question or want to know more, reach out to our power team using the contact form below.

Is my land right for solar?

Sites that are at least 80 acres in size, grade 3 or lower quality, flat and with little shading. The most important factor is proximity to available grid capacity either substation or electricity cables. If you are interested in leasing your land, we will investigate grid availability for you.

What is the standard duration of a lease contract?

We provide a long-term revenue stream as we look to lease your land for 30 to 40 years.

How long does it take to build a solar farm?

Depending on the project size, construction lasts on average between 3 and 5 months. Construction starts after the project has secured a grid connection offer and obtained all necessary permits.

What impact does a solar farm have on local wildlife and biodiversity?

Generally, solar PV installations and the associated landscaping works provide more ecological benefits than the use of land for monoculture. The sowing of wildflower seed mixes prior to installation of solar panels enhances the site biodiversity.

Solar farms have a very small impact on the underlying land. There is minimal contact with the ground – only steel posts, inverters and the substation are in direct contact with the ground. This provides a big opportunity for varied planting on these projects.

We retain existing hedgerow and site vegetation and plant additional hedgerows to minimise visual impact and encourage increased biodiversity.

Does a solar farm cause any light or noise pollution?

Solar farms are static and have almost no moving parts. The main deployment of panels and supporting structures are completely static. The inverters and transformers have small fans for cooling but make up a tiny proportion of the project equipment.

Get in touch with the Power UK team

Ready to unlock the power of solar on your land?

We want to hear from you.