Georgia Solar Easement Laws

July 20, 2021


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

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Georgia
Incentive Type: Solar/Wind Access Policy
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat,Solar Space Heat,Solar Thermal Electric,Solar Thermal Process Heat,Solar Photovoltaics


Name: O.C.G.A. § 44-9-21 et seq.
Date Enacted: 1978


Name: Jennifer Wilson
Organization: Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
Address: 233 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta GA 30303
Phone: (404) 584-1077

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.