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Indiana

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Solar Easements & Rights Laws   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/27/2012
Program Overview:
State: Indiana
Incentive Type: Solar/Wind Access Policy
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, 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
Web Site: http://www.in.gov/oed/2412.htm
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Ind. Code § 32-23-4-1 et seq.
01/01/1980
Authority 2:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
Ind. Code § 36-7-2-1 et seq.
03/21/2002
07/01/2002
Summary:

Indiana state law includes both covenant restrictions and solar easement provisions. The state's covenant restrictions prevent planning and zoning authorities from prohibiting or unreasonably restricting the use of solar energy. Indiana's solar easement provisions are similar to those in many other states. Although they do not create an automatic right to sunlight, they allow parties to voluntarily enter into solar easement contracts which are enforceable by law. Passive solar structures are explicitly included in the type of solar-collection equipment that may be protected by solar easements.


 
Contact:
  Travis Murphy
Indiana Office of Energy Development
1 North Capitol Avenue
Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-8939
Fax: (317) 232-8995
E-Mail: tmurphy@oed.in.gov
Web Site: http://www.in.gov/energy/
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