Common questions

FAQs about renewable energy projects

RE Development & Lease

How long will reconcept lease my land?

Typically, we will lease the land for 20 years, with the option to extend for an additional 10 years. The length of the lease term depends on the specific market.

How much will I be paid for leasing my land?

Lease payments are made regularly and are contractually fixed for the entire term of the project and negotiated based on industry standards.

How are lease payments made?

Lease payments will be made annually and are fixed (with an annual escalator) for the life of the project. Regardless of system performance, the lease payments will occur as laid out in the agreement.

What happens once a lease is signed?

Once the lease has been finalized, we can begin the development phase involving wildlife studies, interconnection studies and applications for regulatory approvals A project can take around two to three years to reach its Commercial Operations Date (COD).

Who will be responsible for the costs of development and construction?

There is no cost burden for the landowner. Reconcept Canada will be responsible for the entire development and construction process and all associated costs.

What happens at the end of lease?

reconcept will be responsible for removal of all equipment and infrastructure associated with the project. reconcept will pay all costs associated with the decommissioning and reclamation of the site.e.

Solar energy

Is my land right for solar?

We lease land starting at 100 acres in size. The ideal land for solar is reasonably cleared and level, located within reasonable proximity to a substation and near suitable distribution or transmission lines that have available capacity. Please reach out to us if you feel a utility scale solar project would be suitable for your land.

Does the sun have to shine to produce electricity?

No. PV systems also produce electricity in cloudy skies, fog, rain or snowfall. However, diffuse radiation significantly reduces the yield of a PV system compared to direct radiation. PV systems therefore achieve a large part of their annual yield in the summer months when the sun shines directly on the solar modules.

How visible will the solar farm be?

reconcept will consult with you throughout the development stage to ensure that the visual impact of the solar farm will be minimal. We specialize in incorporating natural screening such as trees and native plants to help mitigate any unwanted visual impacts. Solar farms are low-profile structures and typically do not pose a significant hindrance to visual sightlines.

What is the potential of agrivoltaics?

Recently, agriculture and photovoltaics have been usefully combined with so-called "agrivoltaics”. For example, a solar farm can also be used as grazing land for sheep. The new technology of differently elevated modules enables farmers to plant and harvest fruit or vegetables under the modules. This is particularly interesting for sensitive crops. Because the modules can protect against heavy rain and hail and provide shade in summer, thus protecting against high temperatures and direct sunlight.

Wind energy

What do you look for in a site when building a wind farm project?

Wind farm locations are determined by a variety of factors, including the abundance of wind resources, the ability to transfer wind energy, market demand and land use compatibility with wind farms. We generally look for locations with interested landowner partners as well.

Can I have you asses my property to see if it’s suitable for wind farm?

Please get in touch and we will evaluate your land to see to what extent it is suitable for a wind energy project.

Do turbines require a lot of land? And is agriculture still possible?

A wind turbine uses less than one acre of land, allowing landowners to continue farming and ranching as needed.

Are wind turbines noisy?

It’s important to remember turbines only run when the wind is blowing, meaning as ground level winds increase in speed, the sound of the wind masks most of the turbine sound. Typically, while standing directly below a running wind turbine, two people are able to have a conversation at normal voice levels.

While the sound from the rotating blades could be audible, depending on various factors such as your specific distance from the turbine and unique weather conditions, they fall within a category known as “infrasound,” which is any sound below 20 Hz. This level of sound is generated by many common sources, such as by automobiles and even wind itself; it is far below any levels that would pose a health risk.

Environment & Health

Do solar panels release hazardous materials to the enviroment?

Solar does not generate air emissions and is a clean, renewable source of energy. Low-level electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure from solar is no greater than standard household electrical equipment. Studies have shown that EMF levels measured at the perimeter of solar projects are negligible.


Does a solar farm produce loud noise?

No. The solar farm's inverters produce a very quiet noise during operation during the day, which is barely audible and therefore not perceived as disturbing. At night, the solar park does not produce any electricity and therefore does not generate any noise. In order to be certified by regulators, the solar farm must have a Noise Impact Study completed to ensure that noise levels are maintained at acceptable standards.


How do solar farms affect the soil?

Enabling biodiverse vegetative ground cover under the solar panels is known to improve soil health by improving soil water retention from panel coverage and implementing measures to control erosion and sedimentation. reconcept is required to develop and comply with a comprehensive stormwater plan for each of our projects. These plans are regulated by the Federal Clean Water Act and administered and enforced by state and/or local agencies. Furthermore, the addition of pollinator plants can also improve local agricultural yield and support the surrounding ecology.

How does a solar farm affect local vegetation and wildlife?

reconcept completes a thorough review of protected species habitat, sensitive environmental resources, and aquatic resources at the early stages of project planning and development. Our partners with experts who are familiar with environmental surveys, planning, and permitting. Our projects are designed to avoid or minimize impacts to environmental resources to the maximum extent practicable. Furthermore, consultations with local, state, and federal agencies are completed. Any necessary permits are obtained and all required mitigation are implemented.

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