Solar Easements (Virginia)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Incentive Type||Solar/Wind Access Policy|
|Applicable Sector||Agricultural, Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating, Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat|
|Energy Category|| Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
|Date added to DSIRE||2006-05-15|
|Last DSIRE Review|| 2013-01-31
Virginia's solar easement law is similar to those in effect in other states. The Virginia Solar Easements Act of 1978 allows property owners to create binding solar easements for the purpose of protecting and maintaining proper access to sunlight.
Easements must be executed in writing and must include:
- The vertical and horizontal angles, expressed in degrees, at which the solar easement extends over the real property subject to the solar easement;
- Any terms or conditions or both under which the solar easement is granted or will be terminated; and
- Any provisions for compensation of the owner of the property subject to the solar easement.
|Contact Name||Ken Jurman|
|Department||Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy|
|Division||Virginia Division of Energy|
|Address 2||1100 Bank Street, 8th floor|
|Phone|| (804) 692-3222
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Va. Code § 55-352 et seq.|
|Date Enacted|| 1978
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.