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

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

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Conducted on Thursday, January 11, 2024

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


Creative business and leasing structures and supportive legislation have generated increased interest by developers in leasing private and public 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, lease structure and term, mineral and other third-party interests, insurance, maintenance, repairs, access, system removal, and lender rights.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses essential considerations to weigh before entering into a lease as well as the components of a solar lease. The webinar will offer best practices for negotiating and structuring the lease agreement.



  1. Benefits of a solar project
  2. Deal structure and site location
  3. Lease, license, or easement
  4. Perspectives from both parties
  5. Drafting and negotiating key provisions
  6. Current trends


The panel will review these and other noteworthy issues:

  • What structures are suitable for a solar project--and what are the benefits and risks of each?
  • What are the implications of site choice?
  • 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?


Deatherage, Scott
Scott D. Deatherage

S Deatherage Law

Over the last 30 years of his career, Mr. Deatherage has focused his practice on energy, environment, water, and...  |  Read More

Owen Fernandez, Christine
Christine Fernandez Owen

Norton Rose Fulbright US

Ms. Owen advises developers, owners, operators, and service providers of wind, solar, and energy storage projects in...  |  Read More

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