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.
Model ordinance for regulating wind energy systems in a municipality. Written by a regional planning commission in Wisconsin, but can be adapted for use elsewhere.
Model ordinance for on-site solar energy systems in a municipality.
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. It was a product of the Western Pennsylvania Rooftop Solar Challenge.
This model ordinance was developed using a variety of ordinances from municipalities in the county and around the state and from ordinances in surrounding states. The model is intended to provide a thorough review of all aspects of solar energy systems that could be regulated.