City of Ashland - Solar Rights Ordinance (Oregon)
This is the approved revision of this page, as well as being the most recent.
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||City of Ashland - Solar Rights Ordinance|
|Incentive Type||Solar/Wind Access Policy|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Water Heat|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Date added to DSIRE||2001-07-11|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-08-23|
The City of Ashland has been promoting the use of solar energy since 1981, when it passed one of the first city-wide solar rights, or access, protection ordinances in the United States. This ordinance contains solar setback provisions designed to ensure that shadows at the north property line do not exceed a certain height, depending on the zone in which the property is located.
Property owners can apply for a Solar Access Permit for protection of shading by vegetation only. Shading by buildings is protected by the solar setback provision.
|Contact Name||Larry Giardina|
|Department||Ashland Electric Utilities Department|
|Address||20 East Main Street|
|Phone 2||(541) 552-2436|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||City of Ashland Municipal Code Chapter 18.70|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.