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Village of Croton-on-Hudson Unified Solar Application; Solar Zoning

Zoning    Solar Energy   
New York
Village Of Croton-on-Hudson   
| Suburban | Rural
The Village of Croton-on-Hudson adopted the NY-Sun Unified Solar Permit (USP), a combined building and electrical permit for certain solar energy systems developed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the New York Power Authority (NYPA), and the City University of New York’s Sustainable CUNY. The USP expedites the permitting process for “small-scale solar electric systems,” that have a rated capacity of 12 kW or less and that are installed on a permitted roof structure of a building, or on a legal accessory structure, among other requirements. The USP streamlines the permitting process for small-scale solar electric systems, requiring permit determinations to be issued within 14 days of complete application submission. USP-eligible systems are subject to building and electrical code review but are exempt from any zoning requirement.