Planning & Zoning for Solar Energy Systems: A Guide for Michigan Local Governments

October 2021

By: Harmony Fierke-Gmazel, Michigan State University Extension, Sarah Mills, Wayne Beyea
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Solar Energy

This guide is designed to help municipalities in Michigan plan for and regulate solar energy use at different scales and in different land-use contexts. Individual sections address solar energy in Michigan, scales and components, and land-use considerations. It includes a sample ordinance with commentary.