Solar Panels & HOAs – Can They Be Restricted? (FL)

/ Owner - July 25, 2019

While solar panels are often considered unsightly, they are a renewable energy device. For an individual home, they must be permitted by a homeowners association. However, they can be regulated. The relevant statute regarding solar panels is Section 163.04, Florida Statutes, which provides that no ordinances or laws can prohibit “the installation of solar collectors, clotheslines, or other energy devices based on renewable resources.” The Statute is not limited in its application to government agencies. It also confirms that no community association can prohibit (directly or indirectly) owners from installing renewable resources “on the lots or parcels” covered by a “deed restriction, covenant, declaration, or binding agreement.”     Read the article………………………

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