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Town of Coventry Zoning Regulations; Solar Zoning

Zoning    Solar Energy   
Rhode Island
Town Of Coventry   
| Suburban | Rural
Despite its lengthy Zoning Code, Coventry, Rhode Island does not incorporate a section specifically detailing the requirements and regulations for solar energy systems. However, within its Transportation, Communications, and Utilities table (schedule) of uses under its Industry Section, solar power generators are permitted in mostly all of the zoning districts, with the exception of two types of residential districts, one business district, the Planned Development District, and the Special Planning Overlay District. The Zoning Code does not define what a solar power generator is, and along with no specific regulations, creates a barrier to their implementation since an applicant would have to guess as to the requirements and types of solar energy systems actually permitted.