Solar Access and Sun Rights

by David C. Moore, (M.ASCE), Program Mgr.; Solar Heating and Cooling Demonstration Program, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Urban Planning and Development Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 1, Pg. 11-17

Document Type: Journal Paper


Three reports resulting from two recent studies sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are examined. These reports review the basic elements of solar energy for housing, the need for access to sunlight, elements of the solar access problem, and various methodS of solving this problem in existing built-up areas and in developing new residential communities. Criteria for evaluating solar access legislation, legal and planning issues involved in developing approaches to solar access, and some general guidelines for solar access measures are presented.

Subject Headings: Solar power | Housing | Light (natural) | Energy methods | Residential location | Legislation | Legal affairs

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