Challenge

A Maryland landowner was constantly looking for creative ways to increase the yearly income of their farmland—leasing lands for fish farming or to another local farmer. But the income generated by the leases was minimal, which was less than ideal. The landowner was hoping to find a use for the land that would produce a more consistent and higher per acre rent value.

After researching different options, they discovered community solar farms. The landowner was intrigued by the idea and started to reach out to developers. This is where they met and engaged SGC Power.

These systems can yield higher income for landowners with minimal, if any, work at all.

Results

The landowner now has a secured, long-term solar land lease with SGC Power, and is still able to farm the majority of their land. The landowner can now count on a consistent and higher revenue stream than before.

Characteristics

  • 1.5 MEGAWATTS DC
  • PROJECT HAS BEEN OPERATIONAL SINCE 2019
  • 6 ACRES USED FOR SOLAR (7 ACRES STILL BEING FARMED)
  • INCREASED YEARLY INCOME