Massachusetts Maritime Academy's Wind Turbine
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and Executive Office of Environmental Affairs has developed a model bylaw to help cities and towns establish reasonable zoning standards for wind power development, and to facilitate projects. The Conditional Use Wind Model Zoning Bylaw pdf format of    wind-not-by-right-bylaw-june13-2011.pdf  applies to utility-scale wind facilities, on-site wind facilities and small wind energy systems. It also addresses building integrated wind systems and physical modifications that alter the type, configuration, or size of existing wind facilities or other equipment.

Municipalities interested in becoming a Green Community can also view an As-of-Right Wind Model Zoning Bylaw pdf format of    as-of-right-wind-bylaw-june-2011.pdf  .

Cities and Towns in Massachusetts with Wind Bylaws

  • Bourne
  • Brewster
  • Carver
  • Charlton
  • Cohasset
  • Dartmouth (as-of-right)
  • Dennis
  • Douglas
  • Dunstable
  • Duxbury
  • Edgartown
  • Fairhaven
  • Falmouth
  • Freetown
  • Gloucester
  • Hamilton
  • Harwich
  • Kingston (as-of-right)
  • Manchester-by-the-Sea
  • Marion
  • Marshfield
  • Mashpee
  • Mattapoisett
  • Millbury
  • Milton (as-of-right)
  • Nantucket
  • North Reading
  • Oak Bluffs
  • Orleans
  • Sandwich
  • Savoy
  • Topsfield
  • Wareham
  • Wenham (as-of-right)
  • Westport

This information is provided by the Department of Energy Resources.