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Georgia

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Solar Easements   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/29/2014
Program Overview:
State: Georgia
Incentive Type: Solar/Wind Access Policy
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
O.C.G.A. ยง 44-9-21 et seq.
1978
Summary:

In determining that the use of solar energy "can help reduce the nation's reliance upon imported fuels," Georgia encourages the development of solar-energy systems. Accordingly, under Georgia's Solar Easements Act of 1978, easements may be established to allow owners of solar-energy systems to negotiate for assurance of continued access to sunlight. Any easement must be created in writing and is subject to the same requirements as all other legal easements. The easement must contain:

  • A description of the airspace affected by the easement
  • Any terms and/or conditions under which the easement is granted or will be terminated

 
Contact:
  Jennifer Wilson
Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
233 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 584-1077
Fax: (404) 584-1069
Web Site: http://www.gefa.org
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