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Borough of Doylestown Zoning Regulations; Solar Zoning

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Borough of Doylestown   
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In its Zoning Chapter, Doylestown, Pennsylvania created a section specifically for solar energy equipment, Section 615. Defined in the Specific Definition section of the chapter, solar energy equipment is “any device, structure or electronics that converts solar energy into electrical energy, heats water or produces hot air or similar function through the use of solar panels.” In it, Doylestown authorizes solar energy equipment in any zoning district as an accessory structure. The section goes on to list a few regulations including that the equipment comply with all minimum side and rear yard setback and height requirements for principal structures of the applicable zoning district; maximum allowable power to be generated by the solar equipment; and that roof-mounted solar panels will have to include integrated solar panels as the surface layer of the roof structure.