On the other hand, the ability to continue farming, raising, etc. to exploit most of the property and income streams of the landowner`s wind energy land contract may allow some families to retain ownership in the family and not be forced to sell or divide the property due to dependence on agriculture. Livestock, etc. Income alone or other factors. Subject to restrictions on separating the income stream from land ownership under applicable law or the wind energy land contract, the revenue stream from a wind energy land contract can also be a means of negotiation in future sales (to keep it, divide it or let it go with the land). This will certainly be a feature in determining the value of the property when selling or financing the farm, ranch, etc. B. Continued use of the land by the landowner. A unique and attractive feature of wind energy projects is that, in most cases, even after the construction and operation of the project, the landowner is allowed to continue to use a large part of the affected land, as he did before the conclusion of the wind energy land contract. This is because only a small portion of the affected property is used for wind turbines, roads, transmission lines and related facilities. Some areas, such as turbine wafers and immediate surroundings, O&M sites, substation sites and others, are closed exclusively to the developer and landowner. Other areas such as shared roads or other facilities are available for sharing under the agreement. The remaining property suffers little or no impact from the wind energy project, with the exception of the physical presence of the turbines and restrictions against disruption or use of the wind resource.
As a result, most wind energy land agreements provide that the landowner may continue to farm, livestock or harvest timber on the property outside the actual footprint of the project facility, provided that such activities do not interfere and do not interfere with the construction and operation of the wind energy project. Energy storage solutions that incorporate battery technology are probably the most compact and localized of today`s storage technologies. Depending on the size, the location of a battery bank in a project area could provide enough energy to provide an independent profit center or simply compensate for periodic fluctuations in a wind farm, which can be compensated, for example, in a five-minute cycle. Aside from any benefit to the end result of a project that a larger storage system could derive from the sale of stored electricity, a project that contained enough immediately available storage capacity to cover its balancing interval window could avoid many of the imbalance fees that might otherwise be imposed. .