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At Infrabee, we simply cannot achieve what we need to do without the help of others. Landowners are one of our key partners to help us unlock the potential in the land, to meet our climate goals, at the speed we need to. Below we outline some of the benefits of partnering with us as a landowner. If you have further questions, please get in touch.

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Diversifying land use, opens up a stream of revenue that is both long-term and predictable, at a time when more traditional agricultural uses alone are becoming harder to generate a reliable income.


Intensive farming, commercial and housing developments, have all contributed to the loss of the natural environment. Not just ‘pretty green spaces’, they are vital for maintaining the delicate balance of nature; biodiversity happens when the natural world finds equilibrium, allowing native species to thrive and supporting the return of others which may have been lost.

Indexed Linked Income

Leasing land for renewable energy projects generates an income that is index-linked and not at the mercy of fluctuations such as unseasonal weather, or changes in market values for produce.

Dual Land Use

There are many options for the type of infrastructure that can be installed, which allow for continued or adapted agricultural use, such as grazing of animals on the site.

Land Management

By taking land out of intensive agricultural production it can regenerate, improving it’s biological, nutrient and carbon content. Managing land in this way has also been shown to reduce both soil erosion and flood impact, by increasing it’s moisture-carrying capacity in the winter months. Crucially, the resting of soils allows them to act as a carbon store, reducing the impacts of man-made climate change.

Covering Costs

As part of the land-leasing process, Infrabee cover all associated costs, such as preparing planning and permitting applications— including the wide range of technical surveys required to support a project. These processes can be extremely bureaucratic as well as expensive, but Infrabee’s specialist and experienced team will manage the process in a time-efficient manner.


Solar Energy

Solar photovoltaic power generation is a clean energy technology which harnesses the power of the sun - the planet's most plentiful renewable energy source.

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Battery Energy Storage

Industrial-scale lithium-ion batteries store and manage fluctuations in renewable energies in real-time, creating a consistent flow to the national grid.

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How land leasing works

Start of Process
We begin by seeking sites remotely using bespoke GIS mapping tools, which analyse publicly available data and maps, to identify locations with potential for development. When we find a likely area, landowners are contacted by post with an outline proposal and an invitation to discuss it with us in detail. This approach allows landowners to assess the opportunity in their own time — there is zero obligation to respond, although naturally, we hope to open an exploratory discussion.

Site Assessment & Financial Terms
After initial discussions, and with the landowner’s approval to proceed, we assess the site to agree on a red-line boundary for the proposed project. We also agree on the heads of terms for the option fees and index-linked rental payments.

Initial Project Design
We develop a proposal for the project design and a likely timeline for completion. If agreed, we then work together with the landowner to prepare all contractual agreements, for the project to proceed.

Detailed Assessments & Planning Application
We evaluate the site by completing detailed survey work, covering landscape assessments, ecology, archaeology and drainage. We work with parish councils, residents and stakeholders to identify any concerns, and based on all of our research and survey results, we then create the final site design for the submission of the planning application.

Construction — 18 months  Prior to Energisation Date
Once planning is approved and contractors are appointed, the construction can get underway on the site. We appoint highly specialised and experienced Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractors. Once work begins, connection to the grid can be expected to be around 18 months later, with the construction phase typically taking from 6 – 12 months in total.

Operation & Maintenance — Energisation for 40 years onwards
Once the facility is operational, we maintain the site through the duration of the lease via regular planned site visits alongside continuous remote monitoring and management. This allows us to identify any issues requiring a reactive, non-routine visit. Typically we expect to visit a site up to 24 times per year to carry out routine maintenance, and at the end of the lease (commonly 40+ years), the land is reinstated to its former use, for landowners to manage as they wish.