The Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, and the University of Georgia have come together to develop a model solar zoning ordinance to provide county and city officials and other decision-makers in Georgia access to best practices and a common baseline from which to work. Community feedback is requested to assist in producing a comprehensive document that addresses multiple scales and types of solar energy systems that counties and cities can adopt and adapt to their needs.
To ensure transparency and neutrality in developing the model ordinance, we have scheduled a series of public meetings to give all interested parties a voice in the process. We welcome your attendance at the meeting, where we will solicit your input on the draft ordinance, and discuss the opportunities, concerns, and envisioned outcomes. These meetings will also introduce the Renewable Energy Technical Assistance Program (ReTAP) a USDA funded program at the University of Georgia which provides technical assistance and education to individuals, businesses and communities interested in deploying solar and other renewable energy projects.