- Planning Commission
- Solar and Clean Energy
Currently the State of Pennsylvania does not have any Solar Access Laws. Solar Access Laws would reduce the ability for private restrictions (such as those from HOAs) to be placed on solar energy installations. The state of Pennsylvania still provides guidance and resources, seen here, though currently it is the municipalities who are ultimately responsible for solar permitting and zoning. The County of Bucks is working with DVRPC to help develop solar best management practices as well as a detailed model ordnance for small, medium, and utility scale solar installations.
The County of Bucks has developed a Model Alternative Energy Ordinance (draft found here), and encourage all municipalities to review and adopt these recommendations.
Bucks is also working with DVRPC on regionwide solar model ordinances as well as developing an energy transition plan to create policies and programs that will help streamline clean energy transition within the County.