Key elements of the agreement to notice from a policy/government perspective are as follows:
1. The wind developer obtains control over future development of the subject properties, which are subject to a title restriction in the wind company's favor;
2. Local banks are being required and/or asked to subordinate their mortgages to the rights of the wind companies;
3. The contract continues for 30-50 years;
4. Default and transfer provisions are extremely extensive, and the landowner is gagged under a very stringent confidentiality provision and cannot do or say anything that might impede the wind project.