Resources for Zoning Officials & Local Governments

General Resources

  • American Planning Association - Solar FAQs
    The American Planning Association has compiled case studies to address common questions that jurisdictions have about solar zoning. A wealth of case studies illustrates how communities around the country have modified their zoning code to encourage the use of solar energy systems, protect solar access, build more "solar-ready" homes, regulate large-scale solar installations, mitigate the effects of glare, or address solar energy systems in historic districts.
  • American Planning Association - Planning & Zoning for Solar Energy Info Packet
    The Essential Info Packet created by the American Planning Association provides a collection of sample ordinances designed to address solar energy system installation, solar access, and solar siting.

Solar-Ready Building and Construction Resources

Solar Access Laws

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