Zoning for Distributed Wind Power - Breaking Down Barriers: Preprint

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Zoning regulations for the use of small wind turbines vary from state to state and from one local jurisdiction to the next. This paper examines the zoning experiences of small wind turbine owners, options for local actions, and examples of state and federal limited preemption of local zoning authority as a means of promoting the implementation of new technologies.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2005
EventPrepared for WindPower 2005 - Denver, Colorado
Duration: 15 May 200518 May 2005


ConferencePrepared for WindPower 2005
CityDenver, Colorado

Bibliographical note

Prepared for WindPower 2005, 15-18 May 2005, Denver, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-500-38167


  • distributed wind systems
  • small wind electric systems
  • zoning laws regulations


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