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    Portland, OR, Comprehensive Plan

    Adopted June 2016
    The city's comprehensive plan includes several policy statements that support the development of accessory dwelling units and solar energy use.
    Portland, OR
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    Boulder, CO, Revised Code

    2017
    The city's land use code permits accessory dwelling units, subject to use-specific standards, and includes a number of provisions that facilitate solar energy use.
    Boulder, CO
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    Chapel Hill, NC, Code of Ordinances

    2016
    The town's land-use management code permits accessory dwelling units, subject to use-specific standards, and includes provisions that encourage solar site development.
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Minneapolis, MN, Code of Ordinances

    2017
    The city's code permits accessory dwelling units and solar energy systems and requires solar orientation in subdivisions of 40 acres or more.
    Minneapolis, MN
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    San Antonio, TX, Unified Development Code

    2017
    The city's unified development code permits accessory dwelling units and solar energy systems by right, subject to use-specific standards.
    San Antonio, TX
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    Santa Clara County, CA, Code of Ordinances

    2017
    The county's code permits accessory dwelling units by right and includes standards that address solar siting, access, and solar energy systems.
    Santa Clara County, CA
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    Portland, OR, Zoning Code

    2017
    The city's zoning code permits accessory dwelling units and includes various standards that address solar energy use.
    Portland, OR
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    Chula Vista, CA, Municipal Code

    2016
    The city's planning and zoning code permits accessory dwelling units, subject to use-specific standards, and requires solar-ready homes.
    Chula Vista, CA
  • Eugene, OR, Municipal Code

    2017
    The city's land-use code permits accessory dwelling units, subject to use-specific standards, and establishes solar setback standards for new residential subdivisions.
    Eugene, OR
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    Eagle Mountain, UT, Municipal Code

    2017
    The city's zoning code permits rooftop accessory solar energy systems in all districts and defines and regulates chassis-mounted tiny houses as a distinct type of dwelling.
    Eagle Mountain, UT
  • Bentonville, AR, Zoning Code

    2016
    The city's zoning code permits accessory dwelling units and solar energy systems all districts, subject to use-specific standards, and includes sign regulations amended in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert.
    Bentonville, AR
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    Story County, IA, Land Development Regulations

    2016
    The county's land development code includes content-neutral sign regulations and permits accessory solar energy systems in most zoning districts.
    Story County, IA
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    Cook County, IL, Solar Map

    2016
    by: Elevate Energy,
    This map displays rooftops in Cook County, Illinois, that would be suitable to host solar energy systems with rated capacities of at least 25 kW.
    Cook County, IL
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    Sparks, NV, Code of Ordinances

    2017
    The city's zoning code permits accessory and primary-use solar energy systems and includes sign regulations amended in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert.
    Sparks, NV
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    Grand Rapids, MI, Code of Ordinances

    2016
    The city's zoning code permits accessory solar energy systems by right in all zoning districts and defines and regulates micro-apartments as a distinct type of dwelling.
    Grand Rapids, MI
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    Fort Collins, CO, Land Use Code

    This land use code defines and regulates small, medium, and large solar energy systems without drawing distinctions between accessory or primary-use systems, and it requires solar site design for new residential development.
    Fort Collins, CO
  • Renewable Energy Combining Zone

    This model ordinance establishes a Combining Zone for large-scale renewable energy facilities in appropriate areas.
    California
  • Renewable Energy Ordinance Framework – Solar

    This document provides municipalities with a framework for drafting their own ordinances for small-scale accessory solar energy systems, offering a menu of sample ordinance language options to build a customized ordinance that addresses local issues.
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Washington County, OR, Community Development Code

    The county's development code protects solar access, encourages solar orientation, and includes content-neutral sign regulations.
    Washington County, OR
  • Austin, TX, City Code

    The city permits solar energy systems as accessory residential uses, addresses solar in historic area districts, and includes solar integration as a design option in its green building requirements.
    Austin, TX

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