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Can My HOA Prevent Me From Installing Solar Panels?

by Cody McGowan, on Oct 14, 2020 10:11:00 AM

Solar Panels HOA

In the State of Illinois There’s Tons of Support For Homeowners Who Want to Go Solar

According to Section 20 of the 2011 Homeowners’ Solar Rights Act in Illinois:

“No deed restrictions, covenants, or similar binding agreements running with the land shall prohibit or have the effect of prohibiting a solar energy system from being installed on a building erected on a lot or parcel covered by the deed restrictions, covenants, or binding agreements, if the building is subject to a homeowners' association, common interest community association, or condominium unit owners' association.”

While an HOA can’t prevent a homeowner from installing solar panels, they can have a say as to where the solar panels are installed on a roof, granted that it doesn’t greatly affect how well the solar panels work.

Way to go Illinois for being in favor of going green!

Choosing the right professionals to make sure you are getting the most out of your solar panels for your Illinois home is extremely important. Our clients know that Summit Solar is the place to go for all things solar when it comes to your Illinois home.

SEE ALSO: Exactly How Solar Works in Illinois

HOA and an Energy Policy Statement

Although an HOA can’t keep you from going solar, they must adopt an energy policy statement within 120 days of you notifying them that you intend on going solar. This concerns architectural requirements, design, and location of solar panels.

Although an HOA may have some say in where the solar panels are on the roof, the law makes sure that the efficiency of the solar panels is not greatly affected by where the HOA decides they want the solar panels on any individual roof.

Consult a Professional When Deciding to go Solar in the State of Illinois

Although an HOA can’t prevent a homeowner from going solar in Illinois, there are still state requirements that must be approved for the installation of a solar energy system.

Consult our team of professionals at Summit Solar. This will ensure that you are doing everything by the book so you are in line with state policies.

Let’s Talk About Getting Your Solar Power System Installed Now

Connect with us today to start your journey toward going solar. Our team of professionals is looking forward to talking with you and seeing how we can help.

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