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    HOAs and Solar Technology

    Some homeowners associations have tried to ban homeowners from installing solar panels for a variety of reasons. Arizona law now protects individual homeowners’ private property rights to solar access by dissolving any local covenant, restriction or condition attached to a property deed that restricts the use of solar energy.

    Solar energy is abundant in Arizona.  HOAs and their members can use solar energy in a number of ways.  Additional information about solar and HOAs is provided by the City of Tucson.

    Arizona Law for Solar Technology:

         A.R.S 33-1816.  Solar energy devices; reasonable restrictions; fees and costs
          A.R.S. 44-1761. Definitions

    Additional Resources

            The Solar Foundation - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood:   Encouraging
            Solar Development Through Community Association Policies and Processes