Many of you may have begun to see solar panels appearing atop rooftops in the neighborhood. You might be wondering if this is permitted by the Association’s CC&Rs. The short answer is ‘Yes’.
The Solar Access Rights Law, Passed by the Arizona Legislature in 1979, prevents HOAs from banning rooftop solar systems. Ground-based solar systems are not permitted. State law still allows HOAs the ability to influence where solar devices may be installed; as long as the placement of such devices does not significantly increase the cost of installation or significantly decrease the device’s efficiency.
Homeowners are still required to submit a Property Improvement Request (PIR) Form BEFORE any work is performed. PIRs and Board approval are required for most external modifications to your home. Consult the ARC Page for more details