What are Solar Gardens and What Can They Do for Me?
While owners of individual houses and townhomes in homeowners associations may install solar panels on their rooftops (subject to prior association approval), roofs of condominiums are a different story.
We often receive questions from condominium associations regarding owners’ rights to install solar panels on the roofs of the condominium buildings. Condominium roofs are common elements and, as such, individual owners do not have the right to place solar panels on them. Solar gardens offer condominium owners an option for receiving many of the same benefits of solar panels otherwise reserved for single family homeowners and townhome owners.
Solar gardens are composed of several solar panels installed at an off-site location somewhere within the local community. Surrounding property owners can buy into these solar arrays and receive financial benefits from energy companies and potential tax credits.
This summer presents an ideal time for owners in
In addition to the environmental benefits of solar panels, most
Solar garden opportunities are growing in other counties too. The Garfield County Community Solar Array recently began operating and providing owners with utility bill credits. According to the
Innovative Energy has not confirmed the exact date of the August solar garden community interest meeting in
For additional information regarding legal rights and solar panels in HOAs, see Solar Panels: What HOAs Need to Know.
Susan Beblavi contributed to the research and writing of this post.
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