The Berks County Planning Commission has received questions and concerns about utility scale solar facilities from the development and agricultural communities. The Planning Commission has also reviewed proposed zoning amendments regulating utility scale solar facilities. Further, because of the vulnerability of developable sites to the proliferation of utility scale solar facilities, and because of these facilities’ potential impact on economic development in Berks County, BCPC staff created the Planning Advice: For Utility Scale Solar Facilities.
Below are additional resources to assist in planning for solar.
NOTE: Please be aware that the following links will direct to external sites. Neither the Berks County Planning Commission nor the County of Berks are responsible for the content found on these sites. The information provided here is not intended as legal advice to municipalities, individuals, or other entities.
Solar Zoning Amendment
Local Law for Solar Project Development in Pennsylvania
Montour County Zoning Solar Amendments
Porter Township Solar Ordinance
Solar Energy on the Pennsylvania Landscape Issues and Implications
Municipal Officials’ Guide to Grid-Scale Solar Development in Pennsylvania
PA Solar Future Plan
Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan