Last Updated May 29, 2020
Solar/Wind Access Policy
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
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.