Books
Wind
Feed Laws
Renewables
About

Landowner Easements & Royalty Payments

This topic is included here under Community Power because the alternative to signing a lease with a traditional corporate developer of a wind or solar power plant is building and owning the project yourself or with your neighbors. The royalties paid landowners for leasing their land in a conventional project is a taboo subject in North America where secrecy prevails in such transactions. The more landowners know about how much a project will earn and what they will receive in payment gives them more power in negotiating the terms of a lease than otherwise. It's in the interest of the corporate developer to keep landowners in the dark as much as possible. Thus, the reason for secrecy and why the articles below are controversial.

Landowner's Guide to Wind Energy in Alberta

September 1, 2010,   by Tim Weis, Alex Doukas, and Kristi Anderson

This guide is for landowners in Alberta who are considering wind energy projects on their land. Whether you are interested in erecting and owning your own wind turbine, leasing land to...

Category: Landowner Easements & Royalty Payments, News on Large Wind

Wind Turbine Land Leases, Landowner Guides, Wind Energy Royalties

January 20, 2009,   by Paul Gipe

There are a several sources of information for landowners on the typical terms and conditions for leasing land for wind energy development. The newest is by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association...[more]

Category: News on Large Wind, Landowner Easements & Royalty Payments

A Land Rush in Wyoming Spurred by Wind Power

November 27, 2008,   by Felicity Barringer, NYT

A quiet land rush is under way among the buttes of southeastern Wyoming, and it is changing the local rancher culture. The whipping winds cursed by descendants of the original homesteaders now have...

Category: Landowner Easements & Royalty Payments

Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy: Legal Issues in Farming the Wind

June 1, 2007,   by FLAG

This book serves as a guide to the many legal issues faced by farmers and rural landowners who seek to develop wind energy projects. . .

Category: Landowner Easements & Royalty Payments, News on Large Wind

Royalty Revenue Calculator for Wind Energy.xls

March 28, 2006,   by Paul Gipe

Spreadsheet for calculating royalty revenues from wind leases. . .

Category: Landowner Easements & Royalty Payments

Wind Energy Royalty Revenue Calculator (qpw)

March 28, 2006,   by Paul Gipe

Spreadsheet for calculating royalty revenues from wind leases. . .

Category: Landowner Easements & Royalty Payments

Landowner Leases & Royalty Payments

February 19, 2006,   by Paul Gipe

An overview of royalty payments for wind energy in selected countries. . .[more]

Category: Landowner Easements & Royalty Payments

Wind Turbine Envy and Land Lease Pooling

April 20, 2005,   by Paul Gipe

Often in North America wind project developers lease land from individual landowners. Developers lease land to install their wind turbines or ancillary structures such as roads, transformers,...[more]

Category: Landowner Easements & Royalty Payments

Landowner's Guide to Wind Energy In the Upper Midwest

January 1, 1995,   by Nancy Lange and William Grant

The Guide discusses how landowners can evaluate their wind resources, how they can evaluate the economics of wind power under a variety of development scenarios, and the contractual issues a...[more]

Category: News on Wind Energy, Landowner Easements & Royalty Payments

© 10/2011-05/2017  -  all rights reserved by wind-works.org  -  paul gipe  -   webwork by www.beebox.com