Become a solar partner

RWE wants to work with you to achieve great things - we’ll be with you every step of the way!

The opportunity for landowners

The UK has committed to transitioning to a zero-carbon economy by 2050, and RWE is committed to supporting this transition through significant investment in building new solar generation over the coming decade.

That’s where you come in. You have the land we need, and we have decades of experience in project development, construction, and operation.

RWE is partnering with landowners who want to achieve attractive, long-term, and secure returns from their land while helping to deliver the net-zero transition. Our experienced team will be with you every step of the way.

We’ll check its solar potential - Become a solar partner | Benefits with RWE

Your benefits with RWE as your solar partner

Attractive passive rental income

You can expect to earn around £1,000 per acre/per year, considerably more than typical agricultural margins with no fixed costs.

No capital Investment or risk

There is no cost to you from leasing your land.  RWE assumes all responsibility for planning, financing, design, construction, and operation. We’ll always keep you up to date with progress – there’s nothing you must deal with. And because we always finance our own construction work, we don’t depend on the banks, which means leasing your land to us is very low risk.

Reliable partnership

RWE is a model of durability and reliability. We have more than 125 years’ experience in electricity generation and are a global market leader in renewable energy. We build, own, and operate all our solar farms. Which means, we’re in it for the long haul, not to forward sell to an unknown third party. When you partner with RWE we’ll be with you every step of the way, for the lifetime of the project.

Bespoke projects

Every project is different. We design our solar farms with you, your land, and your local community in mind. We carefully consider the unique circumstances of each project in detail, and we are committed to working closely with you, your neighbours, and your local authority throughout the planning process to deliver the best possible projects for each unique circumstance.

Our commitment to net zero and nature recovery

RWE is committed to helping the UK meet its net zero and nature recovery targets. We have committed to climate neutrality across all our operations by 2040, and we are one of the few electricity generators in the world to have had our net-zero targets independently certified by the Science Based Targets Initiative.

In addition to providing you with secure returns, and providing clean renewable energy, solar farms also provide significant benefits for biodiversity. We have committed to delivering a minimum of 50% biodiversity net gain across all our UK solar projects, five times more than the statutory requirement of 10% net gain.

What kind of sites are we looking for?

  • Our typical solar farms are around 200-250 acres, often across one or more landowners.

  • We are looking for individual parcels that are 50 acres or more, to be part of a wider scheme.

  • Preferably, we are looking for grade 3 land or worse. If this is unknown we will undertake our own investigations to determine this.

  • Parcels should be located outside of national parks or AONBs.

  • We are looking to agree a 42-year lease, with a minimum 5 year option, with the option to extend if necessary.

Become a solar partner

Now's the time to act!

If you have land that meets our needs and would like to secure attractive reliable returns while helping deliver net-zero, we’re keen to hear from you.

Simply complete the form below and our team will be in touch to discuss the opportunity and next steps.

Lease your land in 4 steps:

1. Complete the contact form below making sure to fill out all the necessary fields.
2. RWE will preform a preliminary examination to check whether the site is suitable for a solar farm.
3. If the site is suitable, we will contact you to begin lease negotiations.
4. Once the lease agreement has been signed, we will begin the project development process.

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