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§4746 - Solar Energy Systems

  1. When reviewing a request to install a solar energy system on a multifamily common area roof shared by more than one homeowner pursuant to Sections 714 and 714.1, an association shall require both of the following:
    1. An applicant to notify each owner of a unit in the building on which the installation will be located of the application to install a solar energy system.

2014 Legislation: AB 2188 - Solar Energy Permits

AB 2188 would expedite permits for solar panel installations. This bill requires boards to decide on applications for solar panel installations within 45 days and to notify the applicant in writing. 

Convert Your HOA to Solar Power with These Four Steps

HOAs face many options and obstacles when considering whether or not it makes sense to go switch to solar. Condominiums vary by size, shape, zoning, and other factors that determine how conducive the building may be for alternative energy. Converting to solar can save thousands of dollars annually but requires a significant initial cash outlay. Solar power is a big expenditure that brings big benefits: you’re not just reducing your carbon footprint, you’re also ultimately increasing the property’s value and the value of individual units and reducing the property’s energy bills forever.

§714.1 - Solar Energy System Installation Restrictions

 Notwithstanding Section 714, any association, as defined in Section 1351, may impose reasonable provisions which:

§714 - Solar Energy Systems

  1. Any covenant, restriction, or condition contained in any deed, contract, security instrument, or other instrument affecting the transfer or sale of, or any interest in, real property, and any provision of a governing document, as defined in subdivision (j) of Section 1351, that effectively prohibits or restricts the installation or use of a solar energy system is void and unenforceable.
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