so·lar ease·ment

\ˈsō-lər\ \ˈēz-mənt\

Definition of SOLAR EASEMENT

1
: A solar easement is a legal right for access to direct sunlight for solar energy systems.

First Known Use of SOLAR EASEMENT

In ancient Greece.

Explanation of SOLAR EASEMENT

A typical solar easement establishes certain land use conditions agreed upon by the property owners involved. Such agreements will normally contain the following elements:
a
: A description of the dimensions of the easement, including vertical and horizontal angles measured in the degrees or the hours of the day, on specified dates, during which direct sunlight to a specified surface or structural design feature may not be obstructed;
b
: Restrictions placed upon vegetation, structures, and other objects which may impair or obstruct the passage of sunlight through the easement.