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2006 Ohio Code - 5301.63. Solar access easements.

2006
Organizations/Sources: Ohio General Assembly
This code gives the requirements for what must be included in a solar access easement.
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Design Guidelines for Solar Installations

2011
Design guidelines for the installation of solar panels on historic structures. Solar installations should meet solar access requirements while maintaining the integrity of historic resources. Consideration should always be given to solutions that protect historic features, materials, and spatial relationships with the visibility of all solar energy installations – including solar panels – minimized to the greatest extent possible.
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Details Applicable to the Inclusion of Non-Commercial Solar and Wind Systems in the Municipal Zoning Ordinance

2011
Organizations/Sources: Brandywine Conservancy
Guidance on establishing zoning regulations for non-commercial solar and wind systems that expands on the content available in the ConservationTools.org guide "Zoning for Non-Commercial Solar and Wind Systems."
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Draft New Jersey Small Wind Energy System Ordinance

2007
Organizations/Sources: New Jersey Clean Energy Program
In 2007, a meeting was convened to discuss the issue and develop a strategy for mitigating the impact of overly restrictive codes and ordinances. This is a draft model ordinance developed through these discussions.
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Introduction to Solar and Wind Energy Technologies

2011
Organizations/Sources: Brandywine Conservancy
This two page document provides basic descriptions of solar and wind energy systems. It serves as a supplement to the ConservationTools.org guide "Zoning for Non-Commercial Solar and Wind Systems".
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Municipal Guidebook for Solar Zoning and Permitting

2012
Organizations/Sources: Environmental Planning & Design, LLC
The guide introduces basic concepts related to small scale solar PV installations, outlines the regulations and permitting process adopted by municipalities participating in the Western PA Rooftop Solar Challenge and contains a model zoning ordinance and model permitting application.
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Municipal Guide to Planning for and Regulating Alternative Energy Systems

2010
Organizations/Sources: Lancaster County Planning Commission
This guide offers an inventory of some alternative energy ordinances (local, national, and model ordinances) and basic information about industry standards from various websites to help local municipalities in the process of creating and implementing alternative energy policy in comprehensive plans and ordinances. The renewable energy sources discussed in this guide are large and small-scale solar energy, large- and small- scale wind energy, accessory and regional anaerobic digesters, geothermal, and outdoor wood-fired boilers.
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Sample Solar Access Easement

2006
Organizations/Sources: Justia US Law
This is an Ohio revised code sample solar access easement.
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Sample Solar Ordinance

2010
Organizations/Sources: City of Erie
Sample zoning ordinance governing solar energy uses from the City of Erie Pennsylvania.
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Small Wind Electric Systems

2007
Organizations/Sources: U.S. Department of Energy
This 27 page publication is a consumer's guide to small wind electric systems. It includes guidance on the basic parts of a small wind electric system, system sizes, costs, installation and maintenance information.
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Solar Energy Systems: A Guide for Pennsylvania Municipal Officials

2009
Organizations/Sources: Governor’s Solar Working Group
This guide introduces solar energy system technology while addressing relevant issues and local government’s role in facilitating and regulating solar energy systems in existing construction. It is intended as a primer for local government officials, code officials, engineers and solicitors.
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Solar Zoning Ordinance, Borough of Pottstown, PA

2009
Organizations/Sources: Borough of Pottstown
Zoning ordinance from the Borough of Pottstown governing solar energy uses.
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Solar Zoning Ordinance, City of Erie, PA

2010
Organizations/Sources: City of Erie
Zoning ordinance governing solar energy uses from the City of Erie.
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Western Pennsylvania Rooftop Solar Challenge Final Solar Zoning Ordinance

2012
Organizations/Sources: Environmental Planning & Design, LLC
This model ordinance was designed to address the use of small-scale solar photovoltaic systems in a municipality by permitting them as an accessory use in any zoning district. 7 pp.
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Wind Energy and Solar Energy Ordinance, Manheim Township, PA

2009
Organizations/Sources: Manheim Township, PA
Manheim Township's wind ordinance is notable for requiring an engineering report.
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Wind Energy Ordinance, East Pensboro Township, PA

2009
Organizations/Sources: East Pennsboro Township
The wind energy ordinance for East Pennsboro Township, PA.
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