Ground-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Systems: Questions and Answers

December 2012

By: Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
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Solar Energy

This guide is designed to help local government staff and officials understand the potential land-use impacts of ground-mounted solar energy systems. It answers questions related to hazardous materials, decommissioning, ambient temperature, electric and magnetic fields, property values, public safety, historic preservation, noise, water-related impacts, glare, and endangered species and natural heritage.