Solar Rules - Best Practices for County Solar Siting Ordinances


This webinar, hosted by the Center for Energy & Environmental Education at the University of Northern Iowa and the Center for Rural Affairs covers the key components of strong county-level solar ordinances with examples from Iowa and around the Midwest.

Energy program staff from the Iowa Environmental Council and the Center for Energy & Environmental Education​ walk through the Iowa Solar Siting Resource Guide: A Roadmap For Counties authored by Iowa Environmental Council and the Center for Rural Affairs. This resource is intended to guide county officials through the process of drafting a solar energy ordinance. Cody Smith, Center policy associate, outlines best practices for incorporating native vegetation and pollinator habitat with solar projects and considerations for development of community solar projects. 

Feature photo provided by the Center for Pollinators in Energy.