This presentation describes the issues a Texas landowner should consider when he or she is presented with a wind or solar lease. It begins with preliminary questions covering fundamental issues such as whether or not you want renewables on your property and, if so, should you hire an attorney to represent you. For most landowners, a critical consideration concerns how many acres will be leased, the length of the lease term, and how much compensation will he or she receive. This presentation not only covers those issues but also other essential clauses which should be included in any wind or solar lease such as a removal bond for cleanup of the property, insurance, indemnity, site rules, damage payments for construction and reimbursement of attorney’s fees. Lastly, the presentation weighs the pros and cons of signing both a wind and solar lease in terms of surface use, value, disturbance, and concurrent possession of the property.

Rod E. Wetsel Bio