Information for landowners
Become a partner in the green transition
At BeGreen, we collaborate with landowners on the green transition through long-term lease agreements. A partnership on generating solar power is an attractive alternative to traditional crop production on farmland and can ensure a fixed and stable return. At the same time, solar PV parks contribute to the green transition, energy independence, increased biodiversity and groundwater protection.
Facts on solar PV plants
At BeGreen, we take a number of important parameters into account when considering the location of our solar PV plants:
- Preferably flat, contiguous areas of at least 30 hectares
- The open countryside where plants affect as few neighbours as possible
- Close to other technical installations, such as wind turbines or industrial areas, or close to other infrastructure, such as railways and motorways
- No nature conservation areas or land with Natura 2000 designation
- Areas without protected status or other important cultural or landscape features
The benefits of solar PV plants
- Svensk Solenergi’s stated goal is for Sweden to produce 30 TWh of solar energy per year by 2030. By shifting from traditional agriculture to a combination of electricity production and food production, BeGreen’s solar parks annually save the environment from about 800 tons of CO2 per hectare, which is equivalent to the CO2 emissions of about 100 people per year.
- Our planting strategy for a living environment, woodland and other natural areas and green corridors, creates or recreates unique biotopes for a range of animal and plant species within the local areas, and over time will contribute to a significantly higher biodiversity than the existing cultivated areas allow.
- Overall, the establishment of BeGreen’s solar parks will help achieve climate goals and contribute to a healthy environment, for the enjoyment and benefit of you and your local environment.
Project model for solar PV plants in collaboration with landowners
When BeGreen enters into a solar PV plant agreement with a landowner, it is the start of a long-term partnership.
The collaboration consists of an initial option period, during which BeGreen applies for local plan approval and other permits from the local authority. During this period, the current agricultural activity may continue unchanged. Once the permits are in place, the installation of the solar PV plant will begin, followed by 40 years of electricity production. After 40 years of production, the plant will be removed and the land may again be used for agricultural production, if desired.
Rent may be paid according to either of the following payment models:
- A fixed price per hectare per year. The area rent is fixed when the contract is concluded and the rate is adjusted throughout the contract period.
- A production-dependent rent which represents a fixed percentage of the total production of the plant.
How about making solar power your next crop too?
Please contact our Land Developer, Lina Törnqvist, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org