Aarsleff

Information for landowners

Aarsleff

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

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The benefits of solar PV plants

  • About 0.5 per cent of all Danish farmland could cover up to 25 per cent of Denmark’s national power consumption. This target is expected to be reached by 2030, and solar PV plants will be a key factor in achieving it.
  • Biodiversity in Denmark could be improved by more than 50 per cent over a 30-year period by converting agricultural land to solar PV parks. The open space between the rows of solar panels and the planting of shrubs and trees around the solar PV plants, together with the elimination of soil treatment and pesticide use would all help to increase biodiversity.

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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 solar PV plant consultant, Kirsten Elkjær, on email: kel@begreen.dk

Contact for landowners

Kirsten Elkjær
Solar PV plant consultant
Email: ke@begreen.dk
Tel: (+45) 6116 1602

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