Renewable Energy Ordinance Framework – Solar

2015

By: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

http://www.dvrpc.org/EnergyClimate/ModelOrdinance/Solar/pdf/2016_DVRPC_Solar_REOF_Reformatted_Final.pdf

Solar Energy

This Renewable Energy Ordinance Framework for solar energy was developed by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission's Alternative Energy Ordinance Working Group to provide a framework for local governments to create a customized solar energy ordinance that addresses small-scale accessory systems.

The framework sections include intent/background, definitions, applicability, and general regulations, including height and setbacks for roof- and ground-mounted systems, aesthetics and screening, glare, solar access, first responder safety, and compliance with other regulations.


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