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Renewable energies on your land

Leasing of open spaces for photovoltaics

Agricultural and forest land is a scarce commodity. Nevertheless, in order to achieve the climate goals of the German government and to free our electricity supply from dependence on fossil fuels, land must be rededicated for electricity production.

Advantages for owners
Sensible use of your space

We advocate for the most efficient use of these areas, such as with the leasing of open spaces for photovoltaics. According to the Federal Statistical Office, about 14% of the total agricultural land is currently used for the cultivation of energy crops. The energy yield per area can be increased many times over through photovoltaic and wind power.

Do you own agricultural or forest land that you would like to make available for photovoltaic / wind power use? Do you intend to build up an additional source of income for the cultivation of your land? We would be happy to check your land for suitability for project development and, if suitable, offer you an individually tailored lease.

Your advantages as a landowner when leasing open spaces for photovoltaic and wind power plants:

  • Annual lease payments that can be planned in the long term as an additional economic mainstay
  • Unrestricted continued use until the construction of the plant
  • Compensation for crop loss due to construction work

The study "Solar Parks – Gains for Biodiversity" commissioned by the German Association of Energy Market Innovators "bne", aims to highlight whether and to what extent solar parks can contribute to species diversity in flora and fauna – biodiversity.

It concludes that solar parks have a significant and lasting positive impact on biodiversity. Leasing open spaces for photovoltaics can have a significant positive effect on biodiversity. As a kind of biodiversity island, solar parks can promote biodiversity in comparison to the surrounding landscape.

Solar energy has the potential to cover a large part of the energy demand in Germany due to the massive increase in efficiency and cost degression in recent years. Due to the advancing sector coupling and the international climate commitments, a faster capacity expansion of renewable energies is inevitable. With the accelerated expansion of ground-mounted PV systems through the leasing of open spaces for photovoltaics and a mix of other renewable energies, the goal of full supply can be achieved even faster and more economically. One of the central questions of the energy transition is how the expansion of ground-mounted PV systems can have the most positive impact possible on environmental protection, agriculture and nature conservation.


The German Association of Energy Market Innovators (bne) has found answers to these pressing questions by developing the "Good Planning" checklist. This checklist aims to ensure that the leasing of open spaces for photovoltaics and the resulting installations make a positive contribution to climate protection, biodiversity, nature and environmental conservation and rural development. At the same time, these advantages should be made transparent for all partners. MaxSolar was one of the first companies to sign this self-insurance.


"bne - Good Planning" represents a voluntary commitment and includes:

  • Obligation towards communities, administrators, citizens
  • Commitments to farmers and to land use
  • Commitment to integrate a photovoltaic plant into agriculture
  • Commitments to increase biodiversity
  • Other commitments (planning, implementation, technology)


We are one of the first signatories in the industry and are committed to implementing and adhering to the defined standards of Good Planning. Further information and details on the commitments at.