Recommendations for Utility-Scale Solar Developers: Best Practices for Land Use and Zoning Project Approval

March 2018

By: Maggie Clark, Solar Energy Industries Association
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Solar Energy

This briefing paper is designed to help solar developers in North Carolina and Virginia plan and implement large-scale solar projects. Individual sections address guidance on land-use policy, community relations, and local politics; legal criteria for solar permits in North Carolina and Virginia; community interaction; elected officials; discretionary use permit hearings; and appealing a permit decision.

North Carolina