2015 Wyoming Code
TITLE 34 - PROPERTY, CONVEYANCES AND SECURITY TRANSACTIONS
CHAPTER 22 - SOLAR RIGHTS
SECTION 34-22-102. - Definitions.

WY Stat § 34-22-102. (2015) What's This?

34-22-102. Definitions.

(a) As used in this act:

(i) "Solar collector" is one (1) of the following which is capable of collecting, storing or transmitting at least twenty-five thousand (25,000) BTU's on a clear winter solstice day:

(A) A wall, clerestory or skylight window designed to transmit solar energy into a structure for heating purposes;

(B) A greenhouse attached to another structure and designed to provide part of the heating load for the structure to which it is attached;

(C) A trombe wall, "drum wall" or other wall or roof structural element designed to collect and transmit solar energy into a structure;

(D) A photovoltaic collector designed to convert solar energy into electric energy;

(E) A plate-type collector designed to use solar energy to heat air, water or other fluids for use in hot water or space heating or for other applications; or

(F) A massive structural element designed to collect solar energy and transmit it to internal spaces for heating.

(ii) "Solar right" is a property right to an unobstructed line-of-sight path from a solar collector to the sun which permits radiation from the sun to impinge directly on the solar collector. The extent of the solar right shall be described by that illumination provided by the path of the sun on the winter solstice day which is put to a beneficial use or otherwise limited by this act;

(iii) "Winter solstice day" is the solstice on or about December 21 which marks the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere and is the time when the sun reaches its southernmost point;

(iv) "Local government" means a city, town or county;

(v) "This act" means W.S. 34-22-101 through 34-22-106.

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