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Is Your Land The Right Fit for Battery Storage?

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NLR Solar Has Negotiated 1,000+ Land Agreements in 35 states

NLR Solar, one of the largest and fastest growing land consultant firms in the nation, is dedicated to identifying sites for solar and battery storage projects and helping secure land agreements with the country’s top developers.

Benefits of Leasing Your Land for Battery Storage

Earn up to 10x your current lease rate in a long term fixed income; all while contributing to a cleaner planet.

No Cost To Landowner

The developer covers the cost of development and construction, you receive rent checks.

Diversification of Land Use

Create a new revenue stream from unused land with a battery project.

Long-Term Fixed Annual Income

Earn between $500 - $5,000/AC per year for a fixed long-term lease.

Cleaner Planet

Battery storage is one of the fastest growing energy sources…be a part of it!

How Much Land Is Needed for Battery Storage?

Battery energy storage systems need between 1 – 40 acres depending on the surrounding power lines in the area. Developers are interested in a wide variety of property types, located anywhere in North America where energy projects are economically feasible.

Is Your Land The Right Fit For Battery Storage?

Leasing your unused acres to developers allows you to generate extra monthly income, all while contributing to the renewable energy revolution that is working towards cleaner air and water.

 

Our Process

We evaluate your property for free to determine the type of battery project your land could accommodate.

Is Your Land The Right Fit For Battery Storage?

Understand your property’s potential!

Frequently Asked Questions

Battery energy storage systems are precisely as their name suggests: units that store energy for the power grid. The systems store power for a short period of time and push it into the power grid when needed rather than when it could potentially be wasted. These systems ensure a more efficient power grid.
Anywhere from 1-40 acres is needed for BESS development (in more congested areas, some developers measure and compensate by the square foot).
One difference is the amount of land required; battery energy storage systems are much more compact, therefore, securing higher lease rates per acre for landowners. Another difference is the role they play in the energy market. Solar panels convert the sun’s rays into energy. Meanwhile, BESS keeps the energy until needed. That being said, these energy systems are much more valuable in urban settings because of the variability of energy demand in those areas, giving it the ability to financially compete with almost every other asset class that land can be used for.
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) incentivizes landowners and developers to invest in BESS by providing tax credits and funds towards the projects. The federal government is encouraging the development of these storage systems so that power grids can be as efficient as possible.
Yes, developers are beginning to see the need (and incentives) to efficiently store the energy from clean energy vehicles like solar panels as they become more prevalent and efficient themselves. Stand-alone BESS developments provide developers with a unique opportunity to store and buy energy from the power grid when its price is low and then sell it to the utility company, increasing efficiency, minimizing waste.
Yes! Now is an excellent time to install a battery energy storage system. As this technology and market continues to mature, developers are increasingly looking for more candidates to lease their land for BESS. And because of its compact nature, BESS can be very profitable for the landowner and developer. However, eventually, the power grids and substations will reach capacity, so there will be a time when it’s too late to consider the opportunity.
A property adjacent to or within half a mile of a substation is ideal, and depending on the location of a property, the value varies.
Solar + Storage refers to a solar farm paired with a battery energy storage system. Together, the panels collect the energy and the battery storage pushes it onto the grid when it is most needed, increasing productivity and efficiency.
Much like solar leases, the lease term for BESS is generally 20-40 years.

What Landowners Say About NLR Solar

Working with Lawton Barnwell and Bobby Alexander was a pleasant and fruitful experience over the past several months. They are true professionals that took the time to understand my needs and wishes, while educating me on the Solar Industry. Thank you gentlemen!
I can’t start by saying anything else except how impressed I’ve been by working with NLR, and specifically with Andrew. Prior to being contacted by, and ultimately working with NLR, my mother and I had worked extensively with another solar company and had been contacted by several others about potentially leasing our land. Needless to say we had become familiar with practices (good and bad) and what to expect. We had reached a point that we knew what we would work with and what we wouldn’t. In all honestly we went into these conversations somewhat skeptically - as mentioned, we had been through a lot of them. Within minutes of our initial call with Andrew, we were impressed. We had a list of points/questions that we wanted to address - he addressed all but a couple before I could even ask. Because of our prior experience, we knew what he was saying was honest and factual and that it what convinced us to work with them. The communication with NLR has been outstanding - we’ve never had a question not answered. They are extremely knowledgeable and also very pleasant and personable to work with. We are actually thankful that prior projects did not work out because we ended up with NLR and the company they matched us up with.
Our experience with NLR Solar and especially with Walker Day has been a positive one. Each time we had a question it was answered promptly and to our satisfaction. Mr. Day made us feel comfortable as he walked us through each step.
I randomly opened a solicitation for a solar farm on 50 acres behind a 4 unit apt building I own in the country. I was quite skeptical, but went along for the ride. A local farmer was paying me $600 year to plant on my acreage, and taxable income at that. I spoke with Walker Day a number of times, and about a month after signing a contract for NLR SOLAR to lease most of the land for decades, I got my 1st cheque. I'm Joe Average landlord and never bot a lottery ticket in my life, and I trust everyone. But I had my doubts when Walker Day contacted me. But the 1st modest cheque yesterday proves that Mr Day and NLR are legit. So if you've got some unused or low rent acreage, and a (major) power line nearby, maybe you'll be the next beneficiary of NLR's Solar project. Feel free to reach out to me. I'd attach an image of the cheque, but tmi. Thank you NLR & RIC ENERGY & Mr Day ❤️
Working with Andrew Bledsoe has been a pleasure . At first I was unsure about leasing to a company I had never heard of . Andrew was so helpful and informative. He actually went through the large contract line by line explaining every line , even if it didn’t need explaining . I would highly recommend NLR