Some solar companies offer a Letter of Intent instead of a Solar Lease Option Agreement. Letters of Intent must be reviewed carefully as they will typically include proposed terms and items to address in a potential Solar Lease Agreement should the parties move forward. Letters of Intent must be carefully scrutinized to ensure that the landowner is not committing to any terms set forth in that Letter. Some Letters of Intent are binding such that the terms are agreed upon at the initial stage and must be incorporated into the terms of any final lease agreement. Letters of intent can be non-binding, where the parties are not held to the terms contained in the Letter of Intent. Before any landowner signs a Letter of Intent, they must understand whether they are binding themselves to any mandatory terms that will hurt them in the future. Letters of Intent are serious documents and should not be signed without consultation with an attorney experienced in solar leases and a tax advisor.