Solar Land Lease, Solar Farm, Solar Panels, Landowner, YSG Solar
February 5, 2020

As New York sets the most ambitious goals in the world for clean energy and energy storage systems, solar developers have flocked to the state of New York. Policies are still being developed and at the time of writing—January 2020—no solar projects have successfully made it through the Article 10 process. This is a permitting process that Governor Cuomo put in place to help expedite the process of getting renewables installed in the state of New York.


Infrastructure concerns have been a very big challenge, with a majority of the electrical load located in NYISO Zone J and NYISO Zone K in downstate NY. Upstate New York has all of the land area to facilitate solar and energy storage projects, but we do not have the proper transmission lines to move the power from upstate to downstate. Our current system is outdated, faced with constant congestion that is costing ratepayers millions of dollars each year. Energy infrastructure projects such as HVDC (High-voltage, direct current) transmission lines will help provide clean affordable energy for all.


Interested in leasing your land for a solar farm in New York State?

YSG Solar is currently working with property owners in Erie County, Genesee County, and many other areas across western New York. Another hot area for solar farms is in the Hudson Valley region—particularly around the Orange and Rockland County location. 


In the near future, YSG Solar will be blogging about a whole host of solar land leasing topics, answering important questions like:


  • What is a solar land lease letter of intent?

  • What does a solar land lease agreement look like?

  • How to negotiate a solar land lease agreement?

  • What is a NYISO interconnection agreement?

  • What is a utility interconnection agreement? 

  • Why is a special use permit required?

  • Is a planning board approval required?

  • What easements may be needed to facilitate a solar farm

For now, read our guide to solar land leasing, or our blog about how much you could make from a solar farm, to get up to date. 

If you’re a New York landowner, you might be able to earn extra income by leasing your land for solar. Contact YSG Solar today to find out if your land is suitable for a solar farm, and learn just how much you could make. We take care of the entire process from start to finish, making sure you generate extra income as soon as possible. Send us an email, or call at 212.389.9215 to hear more.