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Code of Virginia
Title 55.1. Property and Conveyances
Chapter 1. Creation and Limitation of Estates
6/20/2024

Article 4. Virginia Solar Easements Act.

§ 55.1-137. Creation of solar easements.

Any easement obtained for the purpose of exposure of solar energy equipment, facilities, or devices shall be created in writing and shall be subject to the same conveyancing and instrument recording requirements as other easements.

1978, c. 323, § 55-353; 2019, c. 712.

§ 55.1-138. Contents of solar easement agreements.

Any instrument creating a solar easement shall include, at a minimum:

1. The vertical and horizontal angles, expressed in degrees, at which the solar easement extends over the real property subject to the solar easement;

2. Any terms or conditions under which the solar easement is granted or will be terminated; and

3. Any provisions for compensation of the owner of the property subject to the solar easement.

1978, c. 323, § 55-354; 2019, c. 712.