By Joris van de Bunt
The introduction of a standard (model) deed (creating a right of superficies for rooftop mounted solar panel systems) will enable Dutch real estate owners to come to an agreement with solar developers faster and cheaper, making lengthy processing time and high legal fees for most projects a thing of the past.
Breaking down these financial and time related barriers will especially benefit small scale solar projects (for which transaction costs can be deal breaking). The standard deed takes into consideration the interests of all parties concerned, such as banks on both sides of the deal (i.e. the real estate owners as well as the solar panel developers/companies).