If you own property that is suitable for a wind or solar farm, there may be a valuable resource just over your head that is currently passing you by. Renewable energy facilities like wind turbines and solar panels can help you cultivate that resource, providing a source of stable, predictable revenue for your family, without significantly impacting your current land uses. The best part of all? This resource can be harvested without using any water, without creating any pollution, and without creating more work for you. By participating in a renewable energy project, you can help generate clean energy for our country, new revenue for your community, and added financial security for your family.
Apex sees our participating landowners as partners in our projects. No project is possible without the support of landowners who are interested in hosting renewable energy facilities.
As your partners, we believe it is important to keep you informed about project plans, progress, and schedules. Because renewable energy projects are complex, project plans or layouts can change many times prior to construction. We strive to be as accessible as possible to answer your questions and respond to your concerns throughout the development of your project.
If you are interested in becoming a part of one of our renewable energy projects, Apex will formalize our partnership with you in the form of a facility lease. Apex leases are designed to protect the rights of the private property owner while ensuring that we have been granted the legal right to build energy facilities on the property. The Apex energy lease outlines our commitments to the landowner, including what they will be paid for various types of facilities and how they will be informed about the energy production from facilities on their land. The lease also outlines the landowner’s commitments to Apex, including their agreement to protect their land’s wind resource and their acknowledgment that they cannot sign a lease with another wind or solar energy company for the same parcel. We encourage landowners to read the lease document carefully and to seek legal counsel as part of their review.
We understand the importance of land stewardship, a responsibility that extends across generations. The renewable energy projects we build with you will live on for decades, and we see our relationship as the foundation for this work together.
Doug Merz, Kay Wind, Oklahoma
“With farming, it’s different year to year. You can do everything right, everything you’re supposed to, and Mother Nature can decide differently. Construction is kind of the same way. With the wind, it’s a steady flow of income coming in, and that’s what we liked about it.”
Jean Meiwes, Canadian Hills Wind, Oklahoma
“It’s a little windfall for us farmers. When we’re done farming, whoever takes the land over, the grandchildren—it’ll still continue to generate, and they’ll still be making a little profit off of it.”
Pete Hatfield, Hoopeston Wind, Illinois
“We’re capitalizing on a natural resource. I can diversify my acreage, and the landowners that live locally spend their dollars back in the community.”
Ovi Atkinson, Cameron Wind, Texas
“Our commodity prices, they’re not good. We make money to pay our bills, but we hardly make ends meet. The wind turbines are working and producing easy revenue for us that we won’t get from the farm.”