HOA SOlar Rules
Homeowner’s associations are the people within a neighborhood that set the rules for a neighborhood’s aesthetic. Unfortunately, many HOA’s have attempted to prevent homeowners from installing their own solar panel system throughout the years. Fortunately, Arizona law now prevents HOA’s from doing that. However, there has been much controversy around this issue.
In Arizona, it is against the law for a Homeowners Association (HOA) to outlaw a solar panel system installation. However, HOA’s do have the power to place some limits or restrictions on solar panel installations within the neighborhood.
With that being said, the HOA’s limitations cannot prohibit the use of solar panels outright, nor can they “effectively prohibit” them through other means like making the installation too expensive or complicated to complete.
HOA & Getting Approved
Arizona Revised Statute Section 33-1816 (the Planned Communities Act) strictly prohibits planned communities from banning the installation or use of a solar energy device.
However, planned communities (HOAs) may adopt rules regarding the positioning and placement of these solar devices, just so long as these rules do not effectively prevent installation, impair the device’s ability to function, or adversely affect the cost of the device.
In any case, you as a homeowner will still have to abide by and follow any architectural or structural rules they have in place that are in line with the homeowner association’s specifc governing documents.
Truthfully, the best way to get your solar system approved quickly is to contact a reputable solar company like Bright Home Energy that has lots of experience with different homeowner associations and knows ultimately how to get the process from starting line to the finish line.
If you are a homeowner who lives in an HOA and wants to add solar onto your property but doesn’t know where to start, we can help you out and get your solar system request approved promptly. All you need to do is give us a call, and we will help get your solar panels approved by your HOA and installed in no time.
Why Bright Home Energy?
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