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Earn Fixed, Long-Term Revenue
From Your Land.

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Landowners across the U.S. are leasing their land for solar and earning significantly more than typical agricultural leases.

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OVERVIEW

BENEFITS
OF A SOLAR LEASE

  • COMPETITVE
    Our solar lease rates typically start at least 3 to 4 times higher than other agricultural lease rates.

  • FIXED
    The leases last for 20+ years and the prices are fixed, which provides a predictable source of income.

  • DIVERSIFIED
    A solar lease is a revenue stream that isn’t tied to the volatile price of commodities.

  • ZERO COSTS
    Landowners pay none of the costs. All costs associated with building and maintaining the solar system are Cloudbreak’s responsibility.

  • NO ADDITIONAL TAXES
    Landowners pay no additional taxes - Cloudbreak covers any additional taxes caused by the construction of the solar system.

  • NO MAINTENANCE
    We handle all of the ongoing maintenance associated with the solar system and land which we've leased. Landowners have no responsibility or cost to maintain.

OVERVIEW

OPTIMAL SOLAR LAND

Located near existing power lines
10+ acres of contiguous land
Outside of floodplains and wetlands
Relatively flat and without significant slope (< 10% grade)
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ARCHETYPE
OF SOLAR LAND

OVERVIEW

COMMUNITY
BENEFITS

Solar provides direct benefits to your community through:

  • JOB CREATION
    Creating local jobs for the construction and ongoing maintenance of the solar system.

  • EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE
    Providing local students with scholarships and job training opportunities.

  • LOCAL TAX REVENUE
    Generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in property tax revenue for your county.

  • SAVINGS ON ELECTRIC BILLS
    Allowing members of your community to save money on their electric bills, which will help improve the local economy.

  • ENERGY INDEPENDENCE
    Generating American-made energy that reduces our dependence on foreign oil.

  • ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
    Improving the local environment. We will be partnering with local companies and nonprofits to design optimal bird and pollinator habitats on properties with existing water rights.

DEVELOPMENT TIMELINE

LAND
EVALUATION

We will evaluate your land to see if it would be a good fit for a solar project. We typically look for 10+ acre pieces of relatively flat land near existing utility infrastructure, and outside of floodplains and wetlands.

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TERM SHEET

If we find that your land is a good fit for solar, we will produce a term sheet for you. The term sheet is primarily used to establish an expressed intent to work together on the solar project, which allows Cloudbreak to conduct further site diligence. . It will give you our pricing offer and provide us with 6-12 months of exclusivity to be the only solar developer that you work with.
Cloudbreak requires an executed term sheet before moving forward on any project. We will not be able to move forward on the project until we have signed a term sheet with you.

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IN-DEPTH
REVIEW OF LAND

Once our term sheet is executed, Cloudbreak will conduct a thorough property review, ordering title and engineering reports while reaching out to all relevant local authorities to glean information on the permitting process.

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SITE LEASE EXECUTION

Barring any red flags found during our review, Cloudbreak will initiate engagement on the formal site lease agreement. Our site leases typically come with an upfront Option to Lease Period, where we have the exclusive right to lease your property for at least an 18-month term before the lease begins.
During the Option to Lease Period, we will work on getting all of the necessary approvals from the local utility company and the local authorities. This allows us to ensure there will be no outstanding issues before construction has started.

While we work on the approval process, you are free to continue using your land for farming or grazing.Once construction begins (after all approvals are complete), you will receive the first full lease payment, which will continue for the next 20+ years.

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LOCAL UTILITY & AUTHORITY APPROVAL

We will work with the local utility to ensure that we can safely connect our solar system to their electrical grid, and we will also work with the town or county where the property is located to secure all necessary permits.

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CONSTRUCTION

Once we have all of the necessary approvals, we will start the construction of the system. This process usually takes 2-3 months from start to finish.

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ELECTRICITY GENERTATION & SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

After the system has been built and is
interconnected with the electrical grid, we will only have to visit the property 4-6 times per year for preventative maintenance. We will continue paying you a site lease payment for 20+ years after the construction is complete. Once the lease ends, we will remove the system at no cost to you.

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ASKED QUESTIONS

What we do.

We
build

Strong, trusting, Lasting Relationships with landowners, partners, and communities in which we operate.

We
apply

Rigorous Project Finance and Risk Assessment experience to accelerate the adoption and development of solar.

We
utilize

Proprietary Software Analytics and leading Solar Technology to efficiently develop and deploy sound renewable energy assets.