Solar & Wind Power #462235 - Ask Extension


Solar & Wind Power #462235

Asked June 14, 2018, 8:06 AM EDT

I see that a year ago MSU E had sessions to assist townships to identify best practices for zoning ordinances. Are these still available? If so, how do I get into a session?

Jackson County Michigan

Expert Response

We have many resources on planning and zoning for solar and wind energy. For solar, we have the following materials from our recent "Shining a Light on Agricultural Solar Development" workshop series. Much of the material pertains to landowners and local governments. 
We also have this article on solar energy, with mention of our 2017 workshops.
In addition, here is a link to a 2015 article pertaining to planning and zoning for solar energy:
For wind energy resources, we have the following article with a sample ordinance: We also have this complete index of wind-related resources:
We are hosting a lunch-hour webinar on Planning and Zoning for Solar again on July 17th. Stay tuned for a registration link on our MSUE website. 
Harmony Gmazel, AICP Replied June 18, 2018, 11:57 AM EDT

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