News

Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Small Wind New Rules (Full County Connections)

Vertical Axis Wind TurbineVT News - Virginia Tech-YMCA wind and solar project dedication ceremony kicks off Sustainability Week

Real World tests of small wind turbines

New River Valley - Power of Wind - read the full article here.

Earth Policy Insitute: Wind Power soared past 150,000 MW in 2009

NPR: Windpower - Buy America?

Xcel Energy stores 1MW wind Energy

Solar Burnout

Wiring America for Green Power

Troubleshooting Small Wind-Electric Systems

Legislators could do more about rates, efficiency - Richard Hirsh

Virginia Tech, YMCA wind and solar project gets off the ground in time for Earth Day

Sponsors

Virginia Tech

 

Y-WindSolar Connexion

Contact:
Cortney V Martin
Virginia Tech
109 Hillcrest Hall
Blacksburg,
VA  24061-0453
bburgwind@vt.edu
540.230.9366

 

Regulatory

ZONING CHANGES FOR DISTRIBUTED WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY PRODUCTION IN BLACKSBURG

Contents

  • Introduction
  • What Are Other Local Governments Doing?
  • Is Wind Power Feasible in Blacksburg?
  • What is Blacksburg Doing Right Now?
  • Why Zoning for Distributed Wind and Solar Energy?
  • Special Considerations for Wind and Solar Zoning?
  • Prerequisites for Zoning Changes
  • Zoning Barriers to Distributed Wind and Solar
  • Approaching Zoning Changes for Wind and Solar Energy
  • Zoning Recommendations to Support Distributed Wind and Solar Energy Generation
  • Zoning Is Just One Tool
  • REFERENCES
  • APPENDIX A:  Town of Blacksburg, VA, Zoning Map
  • APPENDIX B:  AWEA Model Zoning Ordinance [Modified for Blacksburg, VA]

    Read Report
Turbine Permit
Internal Room Permit
 
   
   

 

© 2013 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Website Design by Streamlined Strategies

 

Y-Wind Team members only