HOA Homefront: Should boards shine more light on solar installations?

Q: Last year, I volunteered to sit on the architectural committee for our homeowners association and it really opened my eyes to how an HOA operates. Applications for solar power installations are approved without hesitation. We do not require the owner to submit a copy of a building permit before work begins. It seems to me we are leaving ourselves unprotected in the event there is a mishap with the solar equipment that results in personal injury or loss of property. I broached the issue with the board; they indicated that our only concern is the esthetics of the installation. I would like to ensure we protect the interests of the HOA. Your thoughts, please.   Read the Q&A……………

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