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On the Horizon: Solar Development in Texas - Solar Leases and Mineral Right Issues

October 11, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Under Texas law, mineral estates and surface estates represent separate legal interests. Generally, mineral owners and lessees have the right to use the surface of the land without input, consent or permission from the surface owner or tenant, subject to the requirement to reasonably accommodate surface interests. It is critical for solar companies to understand the rights of mineral owners and lessees when developing projects in the state.

In this installment of the “On the Horizon” webinar series, sponsored by Husch Blackwell and the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance, panelists will discuss recommended lease provisions for solar leases including provisions regarding the steps solar project developers can take to anticipate mineral estate operations and lessen the potential impact of right of access.


  • Key solar lease provisions
  • Texas accommodation doctrine
  • Co-locating a solar facility with oil and gas uses

Date and Time
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Noon - 1:00 p.m. CDT

Cacki Jewart, Partner, Husch Blackwell
Patricia Sherman Bruce, Attorney, Husch Blackwell

Who Should Attend
Renewable developers, oil and gas companies, solar service providers, public officials, investment banks, private equity companies, environmental entities, general counsel and other development consultants and service providers.

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin continuing legal education credit.

Upcoming Webinar Topics

Environmental Landscape: Permitting, ESA and shortening the development timeline

Buy-In: Solar development M&A, finance and the investor tax credit

Contact Emily Kenyon at 816.983.8776.