On-Demand Video

Legal Aspects of Utility Scale Solar Leases: Lease Options and Agreements

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  • Start Date:2022-11-17 19:00:00
  • End Date:2024-11-17 19:00:00
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  • Level:Intermediate
  • Topics:Energy

$249.00 ["ProPass"]

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It’s a developing trend: Landowners are increasingly approaching lawyers for advice on solar leasing and option contracts.  

This program examines a range of associated issues from both a solar developer and landowner’s perspectives, including:

  • Lease terms and conditions
  • Siting requirements
  • Project de-commissioning
  • Structuring the financials which are unique to a solar contract
  • Risks in solar lease options and agreements affecting the landowner 

Breaking down the lease: Options and agreements are examined within the context of case studies.

The panel will focus on select lease options and lease agreements to illustrate major contractual terms affecting the landowner, including financial and legal liabilities, estate planning, decommissioning, transferability of the lease agreement to new project owners, lease payment schedules and other contractual issues.

Your takeaways: a better understanding of these issues:

  • Solar Project Ownership Cycle
  • Purpose and timing of documents
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Negotiable lease clauses
  • Contractual obligations in option
  • Contractual obligations in lease agreements
  • De-commissioning
  • Lease duration and renewal
  • Lessor and lessee financial obligations
  • Lessor and lessee legal obligations
  • Lessor and lessee environmental obligations
  • Lease Addenda
  • Agrivoltaics

This program targets these practice areas:

  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate 
  • Estate Planning
  • Tax 
  • Environmental Law
  • Contract Law
  • Litigation
  • Agriculture law
  • Public Policy
  • Constitutional law

This project is produced in collaboration with The Pennsylvania State University Solar Team and is co-sponsored with the PBA Environmental and Energy Law Section

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $20. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.

Recorded in November 2022.

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