Rhode Island Comprehensive Plans and Solar Energy Systems
By: Nancy Hess, Rhode Island Division of Statewide Planning (DOSP), Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER)
This guide is designed to help municipalities in Rhode Island address solar energy use in their comprehensive plans and zoning regulations. It includes state policies and principles for supporting solar energy use and discusses several approaches for promoting solar energy use through plan recommendations and development regulations. It references several additional resources to show how comprehensive planning can integrate statewide solar development with conservation, preservation, and sustainability.