Model Solar Ordinance Public Workshops Available in March

The Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, and the University of Georgia have developed a Draft 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.  Their purpose was to  produce a comprehensive document that addresses multiple scales and types of solar energy systems that counties and cities can adopt and adapt to their needs. A series of workshops will be held in various locations across the state on March 8, 12, and 21  to discuss and hear public comments about their proposed draft.  All meetings are free to attend and registration is available online at Model Solar Ordinance Public Workshop. If your county currently has solar farms or large scale solar installations, or if your county is interested in adding them in the future, we encourage you to review this model and participate in these meetings as you deem necessary.

This draft model ordinance is not considered ready for use and will be revised and improved upon based on comments and feedback that Emory, UGA, and GA Tech receive through these public workshops and other stakeholder meetings. Additionally, an email address has also been created to receive comments at


Model Solar Ordinance Public Workshop Locations and Times

  • March 8th, 4-6 pm, Savannah, GA
    Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
    2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA 31419
  • March 12th, 4-6 pm, Tifton, GA
    National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Library (NESPAL)
    2356 Rainwater Road, Tifton, GA 31793
  • March 21st, 4-6 pm, Atlanta, GA
    Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, Room 300
    800 West Peachtree NW, Atlanta, GA 30308