Solar Energy Standards - Counties

Updated 2014

By: Brian Ross, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Solar Energy

This model ordinance for counties in Minnesota provides a template for zoning regulations for large-scale solar energy systems. It addresses scope, purpose, definitions, general standards, standards for different types of solar energy systems, nonconforming accessory systems, restrictions on CC&Rs, solar access, solar energy systems as a condition for discretionary approval, and solar roof incentives.