HOA’s vs. Solar Panels: What Gives?

I have visited the subject of HOAs and Solar Panels in the past, but it recently became apparent that HOAs are still making headlines – many are still working to prevent the installation of energy saving solar panels. This is a conflict that is perplexing, to say the least. Even where there are state laws on the books preventing the practice, HOAs around the country are apparently still preventing the installation of solar panels, and the solar industry and individual consumers are fighting back for their right to produce their own, green energy. Today, about two-dozen states currently forbid or limit HOAs or local governments from banning solar panels, according to a database run by North Carolina State University. But as equipment costs trend down and governments subsidize the cost of solar panels and systems, the issue is sure to continue plaguing energy-conscious consumers who are part of HOAs.

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