Guidelines for Solar and Wind Local Ordinances (Virginia)
This is the approved revision of this page, as well as being the most recent.
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
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|Name||Guidelines for Solar and Wind Local Ordinances (Virginia)|
|Incentive Type||Solar/Wind Permitting Standards|
|Applicable Sector||Agricultural, Commercial, Fed. Government, General Public/Consumer, Industrial, Installer/Contractor, Investor-Owned Utility, Local Government, Low-Income Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Municipal Utility, Nonprofit, Residential, Rural Electric Cooperative, Schools, State Government, Tribal Government, Utility|
|Eligible Technologies||Photovoltaics, Wind|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Last DSIRE Review||2013-04-22|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
|EZ Study Applicable Jurisdiction||county, municipality|
|References||Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
In March 2011, the Virginia legislature enacted broad guidelines for local ordinances for solar and wind. The law states that any local ordinance related to the siting of solar or wind energy facilities must:
* Be consistent with the Commonwealth Energy Policy (§ 67-102) * Provide reasonable criteria for wind and solar energy siting, protecting the locality while promoting wind and solar development * Establish reasonable requirements for noise limitations, buffer areas, set backs, and facility decommissioning
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Va. Code § 67-103|
|Authority 2:||Va. Code § 67-102|
|Date Enacted||2006 (subsequently amended)|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.