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Overview of the Model Solar Law with NYSERDA
May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Overview of the Model Solar Law course provides an introduction to land use and zoning considerations for solar as included in the Model Solar Law, a resource contained in NYSERDA’s Solar Guidebook for Local Governments. The course is primarily intended for municipal officials including local board members (such as Planning, Zoning, and local legislative boards), planning and building department staff, and other municipal staff.
The course begins by introducing solar energy system basics, as well as covering policies and programs shaping solar development in New York. The course then provides an overview of resources contained in the Solar Guidebook for Local Governments, before spending the bulk of the time on the Model Solar Law. The Model Solar Law is a template zoning law intended to be comprehensive and highly customizable; this course provides municipalities with the information required to adopt a well-considered, balanced solar law.