Solar Easements (Rhode Island)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|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 Pool Heating, 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|| 2012-12-11
Rhode Island allows property owners to establish solar easements in the same manner and with the same effect as a conveyance of an interest in real property. Solar easements must be created in writing. In general, they must include: (1) a description of the real property involved, (2) a description of the angles and three-dimensional space involved; (3) the terms under which the easement is granted or may be terminated, and (4) any provisions for compensation of either property owner.
In addition, the state’s local zoning ordinances must address access to air and light, views, and solar access.
|Contact Name||Public Information - SEO|
|Department||Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources|
|Address||One Capitol Hill|
|Place||Providence, Rhode Island|
|Phone|| (401) 574-9100
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||R.I. Gen. Laws § 34-40|
|Date Enacted|| 1981
|Authority 2:||R.I. Gen. Laws § 45-24-33|
|Date Enacted|| 1996-08-07
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.