Future proof your rural business!

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Choosing to rent out your land for the installation of a solar farm can greatly benefit your rural business.

The income from a solar farm can truly revolutionise your business and retirement prospects without costing you a penny!

If you own more than 30 acres of land (including brownfield), installing a solar farm can bring in a guaranteed income for 25 years.

Rental payments are index linked and rise annually with inflation. This guaranteed income can help sustain your rural business and form a valuable part of succession planning for future generations.

Farmers can benefit further by grazing small livestock like sheep, geese or chickens around the solar farm. A well-designed solar farm will maintain your stocking density and inevitably drive up your returns on capital invested per acre.

Bring your farm map to the Balmoral Show 2015, and receive a £20 catering voucher

Why not drop in to visit the Lightsource stand in the Sustainability Village to find out more on how your farming business can benefit from a competitive and secure rental income for 25 years. By bringing along your farm map, we are able to carry out an initial land assessment and work with you to identify land that would be suitable for a solar farm.

What makes an ideal solar farm site?

Lightsource will oversee the entire development process of your site from the planning application right through to the ongoing operation of the site for the full lifetime of the lease - completely free of charge.

Here are some of the things we look for in a site:

- A minimum of 30 acres in size

- Well-screened by existing trees or hedgerows

- Not in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

- Within 5km of a substation

- Not in a flood risk area

Why choose Lightsource?

Lightsource Renewable Energy has an unrivalled track record and has already secured planning permission for more than 135 acres in Northern Ireland - representing a considerable investment into the local economy. Lightsource prides itself on being part of the rural community, working closely with businesses and landowners wishing to create sustainable income from solar power generation.

Contact us today to find out if your site is suitable, on 02890 918694 or email us at harvest.ni@lightsource-re.co.uk