Tompkins County, NY, Tools to Promote and Regulate the Deployment of Renewable Energy Systems

June 2017

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Solar Energy | Wind Energy

This guide provides municipalities in Tompkins County, NY, with regulatory recommendations for crafting wind and solar ordinances aligned with the county comprehensive plan. It provides guidance for regulating small-, medium-, and large-scale wind energy systems (p.11). Recommendations address common wind energy ordinance sections, with commentary and discussion tailored to facility scale. It includes further guidance for addressing noise concerns (p.19).

Tompkins, NY

2010 Population: 101,564

2010 Population Density: 213.98/square mile