Their lawyer, Roger Freeman, helped write a state law called the “Solar Bill of Rights” in 2021, which makes it illegal, with narrow exceptions, for HOAs to interfere with the installation of solar energy systems.
While there are initial costs to install solar panels, implementing this energy source can save people money over time via lower power bills. According to Forbes, solar users could conserve $25,500-$33,000 over the life of their system. Plus, solar panels are viewed as upgrades and generally increase a home’s value.
Meanwhile, Washington is doubling down on its commitment to solar. In June 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a $7 billion grant competition to bring this energy source to low-income and disadvantaged communities.
“Thanks to President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, this historic boost in solar investments will advance millions of residential solar projects nationwide, protect people and the planet, deliver environmental justice, save families money, and create good-paying jobs,” EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan said in a statement.
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