Last Updated December 19, 2020
Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
Wind farms above 5 MW in capacity must receive a permit from the Ohio Power Siting Board before construction can begin. The Ohio Power Siting Board is made up of representatives from several state agencies and reviews all Certifications of Compatibility and Public Needs for large power projects.
Windfarms above 5 MW must be set back 1.1 times the height of its highest blade and 1,125 feet away from the tip of the turbine's nearest blade at 90 degrees from adjacent property lines.
Wind farms below 5 MW are considered neither major utility projects nor economically significant wind farms and are thus subject only to local ordinances and not state jurisdiction.