How do I lease my land to a wind project developer?

Wind developers buy the turbines from the manufacturers, lease the land to place the turbines, construct and operate the development, and sell the electricity to a utility or distribution company. As a landowner, your business role will be to negotiate a contract for the lease of your land to a wind developer.

To prepare for this, you need to understand your product (your land) and market it to your customer (the wind developer).

Wind developers are looking at more than just a strong wind resource, though. They are also looking at the availability of transmission lines, the amount of open space, and a host of other factors.

In reality, if a developer is interested in your land to host a project, they will contact you. Wind developers assume that landowners have not performed any preparatory analysis of their land. They choose sites based upon their own analysis methods. When they have located suitable sites, they contact the landowner to negotiate a lease. Sometimes before deciding on the land they will ask the landowner if they can perform their own analysis of the site, including installing an anemometer (wind measuring instrument).

If you think you have a sufficient understanding of your land and your wind resource, you can invite conversations with developers. Wind developers range from large, multi-national wind turbine manufacturers to small regional businesses.

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  • commented 2016-10-17 16:08:43 -0500
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  • commented 2016-09-30 18:58:10 -0500
    If any one is interested I have 31 acres in Florida on the panhandle! I also have an 11 acre parcel north of I10 in Florida let me know if anyinterest?
  • commented 2016-09-20 17:39:56 -0500
    Hello. I have two separate parcels in Hudspeth County, TX, about 35 miles east of El Paso. One is 299 acres the other, 335 acres. Both are close to three phase power lines. No buildings on property, primarily used as grazing land at one time. Interested in leasing all or part. Note: the larger parcel has a hilly ridge. This parcel may be better for wind development, the flatter land for solar.
  • commented 2016-09-15 09:21:27 -0500
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  • commented 2016-09-14 10:21:07 -0500
    We are interested in leasing land for wind turbine (or solar farm) Badger Lane, Warner, NH, 20 acres. 401-255-5685
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  • commented 2016-08-01 19:06:25 -0500
    I own 25 acres in Ogden County, Ontario (Canada). I am interested to lease to a clean energy company: windmills or solar panels, or a combination of the two.
  • commented 2016-07-28 21:31:15 -0500
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  • commented 2016-07-25 09:18:33 -0500
    I got about 15 acres,and we are interested in wind turbines,and leasing our land out.
  • commented 2016-07-07 12:40:57 -0500
    We have 40 acres in West Texas. Would like to lease to either solar power or wind power.
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  • commented 2016-06-22 20:33:05 -0500
    We have approximately 50 acres in North Central Texas. Our land joins a large base station. Three phase power is also near the property. Have neighbors that might be interested too. Email me at : if interested in leading our land.
  • commented 2016-06-22 20:30:13 -0500
    We have approximately 50 acres in North Central Texas. Our land joins a large base station. Three phase power is also near the property. Have neighbors that might be interested too.
  • commented 2016-06-11 09:09:01 -0500
    I have prime 40 acres in each state of (Central area) Wyoming, Northern Nevada(near Battle Mountain area) and Utah (next to the Great Salt Flats area)where the wind never stops. Is there any wind/solar company interested. My neighbor had a few contacts already so thee must be and interest at these sites and the sites are next to his.
  • commented 2016-06-06 11:42:51 -0500
    I have 240 acres land in lund nevada. i dont want to live there because i tried two small wind generators and its so windy they broke and blew away! but I don’t know how far the large power lines are that you are referring to. Apparently this is along one of the windiest zones in existence.
  • commented 2016-05-30 14:43:41 -0500
    I have 31 archers in the Catskill New York on a very high location I would like to lease for wind or solar power. Email
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  • commented 2016-05-17 03:24:36 -0500
    I have 240 acres in Estancia New Mexico and I am interested in leasing the land for either wind or solar power.
  • commented 2016-05-10 12:30:11 -0500
    I have 43 !/2 acres in Liberty KY, lots of wind I live on a mountain, anyone interested in leasing my ground for wind farming?
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  • commented 2016-05-09 23:36:25 -0500
    I have 10 acres in Mojave CA, and my cousin has 20 acres in the same area and we are interested in leasing the land for solar/wind power
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  • commented 2016-04-27 19:06:37 -0500
    I have 8 acres in Stevenson, Al. I am interested in leasing for wind power.
  • commented 2016-04-27 14:53:47 -0500
    I have land in gulf shores Alabama I am interested in wind power lease
  • commented 2016-04-24 14:13:51 -0500
    320 Acres in Susanville, CA near transmission lines. VERY interested in wind/solar power lease.
  • commented 2016-04-14 13:31:40 -0500
    We have 32 acres in Ottawa County Kansas. Like to find out about wind turbines on our property.
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