Solar Easements

Program Solar Easements
Category Regulatory Policy
Implementing sector State
Last Update
State Tennessee
Technologies Solar - Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating
Sectors Residential

Tennessee law allows for the creation of easements for the purpose of ensuring access to direct sunlight for solar energy systems. This statute also states that the "encouragement and protection of solar energy systems is a valid objective which counties and municipalities may consider in promulgating zoning regulations." When land is sold, easements pass with the property as recorded with the register of deeds in the county in which the land is situated.

Written easements may contain descriptions of property affected, angles at which easement extends, and conditions of compensation or termination.

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