Best Practices for Solar Siting at #MACoCon

Find out the latest on local solar siting regulations and zoning at the December 2019 MACo Winter Conference. Learn how counties are working with the recent Perennial decision and discover best practices that could help your county address this challenging land use issue.

Let the Sunshine In: What You Need to Know About Solar Energy Siting


The siting of large, utility-scale solar facilities in Maryland remains an ongoing concern for county governments. A recent Court of Appeals decision finding that the Maryland Public Service Commission can preempt local zoning on solar siting has created further worry. Panelists will discuss the current law surrounding local zoning for solar projects, best practices, and potential legislation for the 2020 Session.


  • Katheleen Freeman, Planning and Codes Director, Caroline County
  • Robert Busler, Director of Business Development, Standard Solar, Inc.
  • Susan Minnemeyer, Geospatial Program Manager, Chesapeake Conservancy


The Honorable Stephen Hershey, Maryland Senate

Date & Time: Thursday, December 5, 2019; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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