Rhode Island Renewable Energy Guidelines: Solar Energy Systems Model Ordinance Templates Zoning and Taxation

February 2019

By: Nancy Hess, Rhode Island Division of Statewide Planning


Solar Energy

This model presents templates to help municipalities in Rhode Island adopt zoning and taxation regulations to support solar development.

The zoning model includes provisions addressing purpose, definitions, permits required, district use regulations, site requirements, review requirements, additional development plan review, reviews for accessory solar energy systems, abandonment and removal, violations and severability.

The taxation model includes provisions addressing findings and action.

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