Solar Leases: Deal Structures, Key Provisions and Practical Considerations

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide counsel with a review of deal structures and key legal and practical issues involved in drafting and negotiating a solar lease. The panel will outline legal and practical considerations for counsel to maximize benefits and minimize risks in a solar leasing opportunity.


Creative business and leasing structures, as well as supportive legislation, have generated increased interest by developers in leasing private property for solar projects. Solar projects provide revenue opportunities for property owners. Projects are developed on commercial rooftops, parking lots and vacant tracts of land.

Key issues in structuring and negotiating solar leases include site choice, lease payments, term, insurance, maintenance, repairs, access, system removal, and lender rights.

Listen as our authoritative panel of practitioners discusses key considerations that should be weighed before entering into a lease as well as key components of a solar lease. The panel will offer best practices for negotiating and structuring the lease agreement.



  1. Types of solar projects
  2. Benefits of a solar project
  3. Deal structure and site location
  4. Identification and resolution of key legal issues in solar leases
  5. Identification and resolution of key practical issues in solar leases
  6. Best practices for negotiation and structure of a solar lease agreement


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What structures are suitable for a solar leasing project—and what are the benefits and risks of each?
  • What are the implications of site choice on deal dynamics?
  • How can counsel address legal issues that arise in structuring a solar lease?
  • What are best practices to maximize your clients’ financial benefit from a solar lease?
  • What are best practices to avoid common pitfalls in structuring a solar project and negotiating a solar lease?


Kisker, Stephen
Stephen A. Kisker

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi

Mr. Kisker advises on all facets of commercial and residential real estate acquisition, development, financing,...  |  Read More

Schnitzler, Gabriel
Gabriel Schnitzler

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo

Mr. Schnitzler works with commercial real estate, health care, technology, and energy clients in the acquisition,...  |  Read More

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