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arizona home solar power

One of the most common concerns I run across when I talk to folks about solar is “What about my Homeowners’ Association? I don’t think they’ll allow me to install solar.” With something like 60 million Americans living in 305,000 association-governed communities, it’s no wonder this comes up all the time.

For lots of folks, solar panels represent progress, however, other folks only think that the panels are an eyesore. This has caused some associations to try and block the installation of solar panels on homes.  Luckily, several states including CA and AZ have laws on the books that restrict Homeowners’ Associations from halting solar progress.

So, if you are considering home solar (which hopefully you are) and are concerned about a Homeowners’ Association, fear not, you should be all set.

-Nat Smith

Posted by Danny Kennedy

Danny Kennedy co-founded Sungevity and now serves as strategic advisor. He is an internationally recognized opinion leader on climate and energy issues. He is the author of Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy - and Planet - from Dirty Energy (2012), a book that has been described as the clean energy manifesto for the next greatest generation.