If you own land and are interested in learning more about hosting a solar energy project, please feel free to email SunChase (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know the best way to reach you. We will be happy to go over the basics of hosting a solar project on your property, including the technical, financial and practical details. We’ll also give you our candid opinion on the suitability of your land for solar.
Landowners who agree to participate in solar projects enter into binding legal agreements (leases, easements and/or options to purchase) that protect their rights and grant SunChase and our partners permission to develop, construct and operate the project.
Development agreements typically include an initial Development Phase (up to 7 years) granting SunChase and our partners the exclusive right to conduct onsite studies (transmission interconnection, environmental etc.) and obtain necessary approvals to construct and operate a solar project. During the Development Phase, our use of the property will be minimal and should not interfere with landowners’ ongoing onsite activities.
Construction and Operations
If SunChase is successful in developing a project, we will notify the landowner that the project will move into the Construction and Operations Phase. During this period, SunChase and our partners will need to utilize all of the property identified and other activities will need to cease for the 25-to-35 year term remaining under the agreement. Solar projects typically require 5-to-10 acres per megawatt of installed capacity. SunChase focuses on projects with a minimum capacity of approximately 50 megawatts, requiring participation from landowners with a combined acreage of at least 250-500 acres per project.