SolaREIT closes solar lease deal with Massachusetts’ largest cranberry grower

SolaREIT cranberry solar farm

SolaREIT, a solar real estate investment fund, has closed a lease purchase for more than 125 acres of land with 31.46 MW of solar. The deal, with A.D. Makepeace Company, North America’s largest cranberry grower and the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts, is SolaREIT’s largest yet in Massachusetts.

“Solar aligns with our company’s core values and respect for the land. SolaREIT was a great partner to work with–their process is simple and efficient,” said James Kane, President and the CEO of the A.D. Makepeace Company. “Respect for the environment guides everything we do at the A.D. Makepeace Company and our solar installations are an important part of that.”

Solar development is often land and capital intensive. SolaREIT, which launched in late 2020, has a unique model in financing to bridge the gap. SolaREIT partners with solar developers and landowners to provide a range of options for taking advantage of solar development on their land. SolaREIT’s practical, streamlined options for financing solar land deliver maximum flexibility based on clients’ individual needs, financial goals, and vision for their land.

“We’re proud to work with A.D. Makepeace on their solar projects. They are one of the oldest, most well-respected businesses in Massachusetts–but solar is not their primary focus. Our team worked with them to maximize the value of their leases, which will host solar for the next 30+ years,” said Laura Pagliarulo, President of SolaREIT.

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