Title 39
Public Utilities and Carriers

Chapter 26.8
Residential Solar Energy Disclosure and Homeowners Bill of Rights Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 39-26.8-3

§ 39-26.8-3. Applicability of chapter.

(a) This chapter applies to solar agreements between solar retailers and customers for residential solar energy systems, including any solar agreement that accompanies the transfer of ownership or lease of real property.

(b) This chapter does not apply to:

(1) The transfer of title or rental of real property on which a residential solar energy system is or is expected to be located, if the presence of the residential solar energy system is incidental to the transfer of title or rental;

(2) A lender, governmental entity, or other third party that enters into an agreement with a customer to finance a residential solar energy system but is not a party to a system purchase agreement, power purchase agreement, or lease agreement;

(3) A sale or lease of, or the purchase of electricity from, a solar energy system that is not a residential solar energy system; or

(4) The lease of a residential solar energy system or the purchase of power from a residential solar energy system under an agreement providing for payments over a term of less than five (5) years.

History of Section.
P.L. 2022, ch. 255, § 1, effective June 28, 2022; P.L. 2022, ch. 256, § 1, effective June 28, 2022.