Solar Siting and Sustainable Land Use

The purpose of this paper is to help equip New Jersey municipalities with information and tools to:

  • assess the impact of proposed solar farms;
  • determine optimal siting for solar facilities within their community, based on their master plans;
  • enact ordinances that promote appropriate solar development while conserving land and protecting critical resources.

The paper also discusses specific actions municipal governments can take under existing law to assure harmonious integration of these facilities into the existing land use pattern.

Downloadable Documents: 
Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions
Mendham, NJ: Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions
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Publication Date: 
January 1, 2012
Literature Category: 
Reports and Studies