Guide to Streamlining the Solar PV Permitting Process and Developing Supportive Zoning Bylaws

The goal of this guide is to equip municipal permitting and zoning offices with best practices to facilitate and encourage the development of solar photovoltaic systems in the Commonwealth. Municipalities can implement the practices that make the most sense for their structure and capacity. Ultimately, regional consistency in PV permitting and zoning regulations will reduce the time and costs associated with solar and attract more highly skilled developers to all parts of Massachusetts. In turn, municipal, residential, and business consumers will have more choices when considering solar energy systems and will have access to lower prices for a clean, stable form of energy for their homes and facilities. Read more.

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