Chester County's Solar Power Guide

Posted April 25, 2022


Have you ever wondered how solar power works on a larger scale?

With the demand for solar power continuously rising, it's important to understand the needs and framework of solar power on both a national and local level. In fact, back in 2010, solar power accounted for a mere 5% of new electric generation capacity, while during the first three quarters of 2021, it accounted for more than 50%!

The newly released Chester County Solar Power Guide provides guidance to the county's municipalities on regulating solar power facilities. While the guide is mainly focused on larger grid-scale solar facilities, it also includes information and links on accessory solar power use. Topics in the guide focus on solar power trends, planning for solar power, and regulating solar power at the municipal level.

Within the guide, municipalities can find useful information on industry-wide trends such as cost-and-demand, state trends and regulatory frameworks, as well as physical factors in Chester County.

Although the demand for solar power facilities has increased significantly over the past few years, planning for solar power is just catching up at the local municipal level. Therefore, it's important for municipalities to consider overall planning such as location and siting guidance when encouraging and implementing solar power.

To learn more about solar energy networks and how to implement them within a municipality, check out the Solar Power Guide.