In 2008 the New Hampshire legislature passed HB310, creating a framework for municipalities to regulate the construction of small-scale wind turbines. The law clarifies the obligation municipalities have to encourage renewable energy in a manner that protects the public's health, safety and welfare. It was also constructed in a flexible manner to allow municipalities to adjust their regulations to meet the individual community's goals.
In compliance with HB310, the Office of Energy and Planning developed a technical bulletin on Small Wind Energy Systems. The bulletin presents a summary of HB310 and includes a model ordinance to aid communities in drafting regulations that conform with state laws.
Information to assist local building inspectors with code compliance
List of municipalities with wind turbine regulations
Renewable Energy Incentives
Financial incentive programs have been developed on the federal, state and local levels to help encourage the development of renewable energy. This page contains a listing of programs available to New Hampshire residents who have installed or are interested in installing a renewable energy system for their home or small business.