solar easement

solar easement

The right to prevent an adjoining landowner from building a structure that will block the sunlight and diminish the effectiveness of solar energy features on one's own property. Such easements are normally voluntary and agreed upon between the property owners, but they may be imposed by a court of law under the proper circumstances.

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