Solar Easements & Rights Laws (Indiana)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Solar Easements and Rights Laws|
|Incentive Type||Solar/Wind Access Policy|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Water Heat|
|Energy Category|| Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
|Date added to DSIRE||2000-01-01|
|Last DSIRE Review|| 2012-09-27
Indiana state law includes both covenant restrictions and solar easement provisions. The state's covenant restrictions prevent planning and zoning authorities from prohibiting or unreasonably restricting the use of solar energy. Indiana's solar easement provisions are similar to those in many other states. Although they do not create an automatic right to sunlight, they allow parties to voluntarily enter into solar easement contracts which are enforceable by law. Passive solar structures are explicitly included in the type of solar collection equipment that may be protected by solar easements.
|Contact Name||Travis Murphy|
|Department||Indiana Office of Energy Development|
|Address||1 North Capitol Avenue|
|Address 2||Suite 600|
|Phone|| (317) 232-8939
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Ind. Code § 32-23-4-1 et seq.|
|Date Enacted|| 1980-01-01
|Authority 2:||Ind. Code § 36-7-2-1 et seq.|
|Date Enacted|| 2002-03-21
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.