Board not allowing me to install solar panels

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    mrwyeman37
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    I posted a question here last time about cluster mailboxes and I really appreciated the advice everyone gave so I’m back again with another problem.

    I recently informed my HOA that I will be installing solar panels on my roof. A friend of mine is offering them at a discount so I thought why not, right? It can help me save on my utility bills. But then my HOA said I couldn’t install solar panels because it would be in violation of our architectural standards but nothing in our rules say that solar panels are specifically not allowed.

    What do you think? Am I in the wrong here?

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    frankiefurter
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    solar panels are indeed a good investment & i have them on my roof too! in my case, my hoa let me install them cause the design kinda blends in with my roof anyway so it’s not very noticeable. does yours stand out a lot?

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    mrwyeman37
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    I have seen the designs for the solar panels I plan to buy and they don’t look like they would stand out too much. I will try showing the designs to the board but they seem hellbent on denying my request simply because I’ve challenged them about the mailboxes in the past.

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    Henry5815
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    I live in Texas and we have solar access rights here. That means HOAs here, by law, can’t prohibit us from installing solar panels. I had to go through a detailed application process, though, but I got them installed in the end.

    Not sure where you live, but perhaps your state has its own laws for going solar? As far as I know, nearly half of states have passed their own version of solar access laws.

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    mrwyeman37
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    I didn’t even think to check state laws. Thanks for the tip, Henry!

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    ginnie34
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    We have those laws where I live too. You should definitly check the laws in your state bcause your board might not even have the power to deny your request outrihgt. If your board has it out for you ans is denying your request because of a complaint you made in the past, that can be considerd discrimination or an act of revenge. Eithe rway, they’re in the wrong..

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