Georgia is one of the fastest-growing solar energy producers in the country. To develop this resource in a smart and pragmatic way requires a multi-step, multi-stakeholder process, of which a critical first step is determining how and where to site different types of solar projects.

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. We have produced a comprehensive document that addresses multiple scales and types of solar energy systems that counties and cities can adopt and adapt to their needs.