Provides that solar panels should be installed in locations that are not visible from a public way, run parallel to the original roofline, set back to minimize visibility, and should be of similar color to the roof.
Provides that land development regulation administrator may issue a certificate of appropriateness for the installation of solar panels. Solar panels must not damage character-defining features, and must be located on an addition to building.
Allowing for the installation of solar panels only where it will not be detrimental to the character of the historic building; requiring solar panels to be installed in a way so as not to be visible from a public street.
Allows solar panels and wind turbines to be constructed in a historical district if the use conforms to setback and height restrictions.
Permits construction of solar panels in historic districts on the front part of the roof upon the grant of a certificate of appropriateness. On the rear part of the roof no certificate is needed.
Allows for the installation of solar panels in a way that does not damage the integrity of historic sites.
The Bay City Michigan Code approves of solar systems in historic districts and provides guidelines for the installation of solar panels on rooflines.