Solar and Wind Easements & Local Option Rights Laws
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Minnesota law also allows local zoning boards to restrict development for the purpose of protecting access to sunlight. In addition, zoning bodies may create variances in zoning rules in situations where practical difficulties, such as lack of access to sunlight for solar-energy devices, impinge on a particular property.
Cities can create regulations on the construction and siting of small wind energy conversion systems, but not outwardly ban them.