– Solar Ordinance Information

Solar Ordinance – Delta County, MI


The Delta County Master Planopens PDF file details eight principles, each with associated Goals, Objectives, and Actions. Principle number four addresses Public & Community Facilities. Objective 4.3 communicates the county will minimize environmental impacts of energy usage through improvement of County-wide energy efficiency and opportunities for renewable energies. The associated Actions 4.3.5 and 4.3.6 are two of the Delta Planning Commission’s (DPC) focus for the next six months.


Action 4.3.5: Encourage residential net metering.
Action 4.3.6: Develop ordinances for renewable energy development.


In the spirit of collaboration, the DPC is requesting community members, developers, and other interested parties to participate in the development of a county-wide solar ordinance. This ordinance will address both residential and industrial solar installations. Although the DPC’s end goal is to develop a county-wide ordinance, the immediate activities include listening and cataloging concerns, interests, opinions, and experiences of anyone interested in sharing. Simultaneously, the DPC will be examining research regarding human health and safety, environmental impacts, and other renewable energy concerns, as well as, reviewing existing solar ordinances from other rural communities.


We invite you to participate in one of three ways, whichever is most convenient for you.


  1. In-person sharing session (with 25 people maximum, physically distanced, and masks required).
      1. Session 1: March 31, 2021 from 4pm-7pm at the Delta County Service Center Board Room
      2. Session 2: April 6, 2021 from 7pm-8pm at the Delta County Service Center Board Room

    If choosing to attend, please RSVP to Administrator Emily DeSalvo to stay within DHHS Emergency Order guidelines
    Contact Administrator Emily DeSalvo

  2. Virtual sharing session (conducted via zoom with no limitations on gathering size).
    1. Session 1: April 7, 2021 from 6pm-7pm
      Meeting ID: 828 5576 0534
      Passcode: 252303
      One tap mobile
      +13126266799,,82855760534#,,,,*252303# US (Chicago)
  3. Submit written information via this form, if attending a sharing session is not convenient for you.
    1. Delta County Solar Ordinance Community Engagement Form found below
      Forms to be submitted by: April 16, 2021 at 4pm



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