Title

Managing the Dark Side of Trees

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2013

Keywords

Height limitations, Trees, Solar power

Organizational Units

Sturm College of Law

Abstract

Despite the lack of federal and state safeguards, solar advocates have options for avoiding solar access conflicts. One simple solution is for solar installers, working with arborists, to create solar access zones, or SAZs. SAZs create standardized height limitations in order to lessen the risk of future obstruction. Unlike existing solar access laws, SAZs specify in advance the appropriate height limitations and species of trees for each zone. That makes compliance easy.

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