What is consumer-scale solar?

Consumer-scale solar is defined in Linn County as a solar panel or array mounted on a building, pole or rack that is accessory to the primary use of the parcel on which it is located and which is directly connected to or designed to serve the energy needs of the primary use. When electricity is produced at or near the point where it is used it can be referred to as Distributed Generation. Distributed solar energy is typically located on rooftops or ground-mounted, and usually connected to the local utility grid.

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1. What is a solar farm?
2. How does Linn County permit solar farms?
3. What is considered for approval of a solar farm?
4. What is required for solar farm?
5. What happens when the solar project is complete?
6. What is consumer-scale solar?