Structuring Solar Leases: Negotiating Liability, Obligation, End of Term and Other Key Provisions

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

Conducted on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide counsel with a review of deal structures and legal and practical challenges in drafting and negotiating a solar lease. The panelist will outline 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, bodies of water, parking lots and vacant tracts of land.

Critical 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 panelist discusses essential considerations to weigh before entering into a lease as well as components of a solar lease. The panelist 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. State of the US Solar Industry
  5. Practical Considerations
  6. Lease, License or Easement
  7. Drafting and Negotiating Key Provisions
  8. Current Trends


The panelist will review these and other noteworthy 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

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