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Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Renewable Energy Ordinance Frameworks; Solar Zoning

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The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s (DVRPC) Renewable Energy Ordinance Frameworks serve as a resource for municipalities as they develop and update ordinances to govern the siting of small-scale renewable energy systems in their community. The frameworks provide clear, consistent guidance on how to construct renewable energy ordinances and promote safe and sound community development. These frameworks provide a menu of sample ordinance language options, both permissive and restrictive, to allow municipalities to build a customized ordinance that addresses their local issues. Standard renewable energy ordinance sections covered include intent, definitions, applicability, and general regulations (e.g. height & setback, ground-mounted systems, aesthetics & screening, solar access, etc.).