Solar Easements

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Eligibility: 
Commercial
Industrial
Local Government
Nonprofit
Residential
Schools
State Government
Federal Government
Institutional
Savings Category: 
Solar - Passive
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Solar Photovoltaics
Program Info
Sector Name: 
State
State: 
New Jersey
Program Type: 
Solar/Wind Access Policy
Summary: 
New Jersey law provides for the creation of solar easements to ensure that proper sunlight is available to those who operate solar-energy systems. The term "solar energy device" is not defined by the law, and thus could conceivably include all manner of systems or equipment that utilize solar energy. The law also establishes requirements for certain types of information that must be included in the easement agreement, listed as follows:

  • 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.
  • Any provisions for compensation of the owner of the property benefiting from the solar easement in the event of interference with the enjoyment of the solar easement or compensation of the owner of the property subject to the solar easement for maintaining the solar easement.

These are minimum requirements, so additional points of agreement may be added at the discretion of those involved.