Minnesota Grow Solar: Local Government Solar Toolkit

August 2017

By: Abby Finis, Brian Ross, Great Plains Institute

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Solar Energy

This guide is designed to help cities and counties in Minnesota update plans, zoning regulations, and permitting processes to promote solar development. It includes an overview of relevant state policies and model zoning, ordinances, and permitting. This guide provides additional resources for addressing barriers to solar energy installation and for tailoring solar to each community’s needs.