Effective July 1, 2011, wind and solar project developers in the state of Kansas are subject to a number of new requirements. These new requirements were proposed in Kansas Senate Bill 227, which was introduced by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, chaired by Senator Carolyn McGinn. The Bill passed through Committee and the Kansas House and Senate in a mere three weeks, and was signed by Governor Brownback on April 13, 2011.
The new requirements fall into the following categorie:
Severance of Wind and Solar Rights: The statute states that no person other than the surface owner of a tract of land shall have the right to use the land for the production of wind or solar generated energy unless granted such right by the lawful owner of the…
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