Distributed Wind Energy Zoning and Permitting: A Toolkit for Local Governments

This toolkit aims to help local governments and planning agencies facilitate the efficient and appropriate development of distributed wind in their communities. It covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to distributed wind
  • Benefits and challenges of distributed wind
  • Zoning and permitting considerations, including aesthetics, safety, sound, wildlife, and turbine certification
  • How to permit a project that maintains the character of a community
  • Case studies and best practices

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Wind Type: Land Based Wind
Author: Clean Energy Group/Clean Energy States Alliance
Publication Date: November 10, 2017
Topic: Policy and Regulation, Siting and Technology
Resource Type: Guidelines and Best Practices
File Type: PDF
Geographic Focus: National
Keywords: Project Best Practices, Siting
Prepared For: Clean Energy Group/Clean Energy States Alliance
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Energy

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