Solar and Wind Easements & Rights Laws
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Solar and wind systems are also protected from siting restrictions that would "significantly decrease the efficiency or performance of the system and not allow for the use of an alternative system at a comparable cost and with comparable efficiency and performance." SB 114 of May 2009 clarified that a 10% decrease in performance is considered a "significant decrease" for a solar system. The bill did not provide a similar value for an unacceptable decrease in the performance of a wind system. Further, AB 122 of 2011 stripped wind of some of the limited siting protections provided by SB 114 of 2009.
NRS § 116.2111 ensures that common interest communities may not unreasonably restrict, prohibit or withhold approval of a wind energy system if it is installed on two acres or more of the owner's property within the established community if the owner obtains written consent from the owners of all properties within 300 feet of the system.
Nevada also allows parties to enter voluntarily into solar easements that are legally binding.