Solar Easements (Tennessee)
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|| 2012-11-27
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.
|Contact Name||Molly Cripps|
|Department||Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development|
|Address||312 8th Avenue, North, 10th Floor|
|Address 2||William Snodgrass Tennessee Tower|
|Phone 2||(615) 741-6671|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Tenn. Code § 66-9-201 et seq.|
|Date Effective|| 1979
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.