In the right locations, solar is one of the most profitable uses of rural land. However, pinning down an exact figure of what land should rent for can be a challenge for landowners because of the wide range of data found on the Internet. The truth is that the United States is expansive with complex markets for power and so a straightforward answer of $300 to $2,000 per acre per year can be misleading without context.
Many project developers exist in the U.S. from small start-ups to large multi-national conglomerates with solar divisions employing hundreds. Both can be good options for landowners, but it's important to under how each operates.