Solar Project Life Cycle
Solar developments typically require five to seven years to design, develop, and construct, and require many different constituents and capital providers to work together.
Aplomado partners with both developers/project sponsors and landowners during different phases of a solar project life cycle.
While solar development often increases land values beyond non-solar use, it may take decades to realize the full value. We help landowners to accelerate the value of their solar lease by providing a substantial up-front payment.
What we need from landowners to make an offer:
We partner with solar developers by providing capital to procure the land needed for a solar project in the early development stages when capital is at highest risk. Rather than a cost to the developer, our return comes through long-term ownership of the land once the project is built. We are aligned with the developer with a common goal of project construction and have significant experience with negotiating solar lease agreements.
We Partner with Developers
Across the Development Timeline
EARLY STAGE LAND ACQUISITION
Aplomado purchases land that is key to the project when the current landowners are unwilling to sign a lease or purchase option.
Pre-NTP Purchase Option
Aplomado partners with developers early in the development life cycle and funds the annual option payments developers make to landowners. In return, we earn the right to purchase the land. We enter into a prenegotiated lease form with the developer.
NTP Purchase Option Funding
Aplomado partners with developers to provide certainty of purchase option funding and closing at competitive discount rates at NTP. We enter into a prenegotiated lease form with the developer.