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City leaders approve solar energy ordinance

Albany and Dougherty County are now ready to encourage the installation of solar energy systems. (Source: WALB) Albany and Dougherty County are now ready to encourage the installation of solar energy systems. (Source: WALB)
Mayor Dorothy Hubbard (Source: WALB) Mayor Dorothy Hubbard (Source: WALB)
Residents interested in solar power would need to apply for an application with the planning committee. (Source: WALB) Residents interested in solar power would need to apply for an application with the planning committee. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany and Dougherty County are now ready to encourage the installation of solar energy systems.

On Tuesday night, city commissioners amended the zoning ordinance to include solar systems.

The ordinance is the same as one passed recently by the county.

It lists standards for the construction of solar panels at homes and businesses.

"We are also trying to make sure we stay on the cutting edge of what is happening in the world and what is happening elsewhere. And to prepare our citizens you know stay a little step ahead so that when our citizens are ready then we are prepared to do the services that they require of us," said Mayor Dorothy Hubbard.

Residents interested in solar power would need to apply for an application with the planning committee.

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