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How To Get HOA Approval On Your Solar Installation

December 8th, 2021 | By Roger Kuznia

An important part of the solar installation process involves securing permits for your solar panel system. Depending on where you live, there may be state and local solar permit requirements based on building codes, zoning restrictions and more. Your neighborhood may also require special permission for a solar panel system, so it’s worth doing some research into the hoops you may have to jump through to successfully install your solar panels. The good news is your Pink Energy team will handle the entire permitting process for you! Let’s take a closer look at that process.

What Is An HOA?

A homeowner’s association (HOA) is an organization within a residential community that makes and enforces community rules. Typically, purchasing a property within an HOA’s jurisdiction will require monthly or annual fees that go toward community management and maintenance of common spaces. While some HOAs can be quite expensive and strict, they are generally part of maintaining a safe and clean environment.

Often, an HOA can put rules in place to manage the appearance of a neighborhood. This can include approval for house paint colors, home size, front yard maintenance and landscaping, exterior lighting and decoration and more. Because solar panels are a visible addition to the exterior of a home, it is likely you’ll need HOA approval prior to installation.

What Factors Will An HOA Consider?

Because an HOA is tasked with maintaining community order, HOA members will want your solar installation to cause as little disruption to the community as possible. Some important factors they will consider during your solar installation approval process include:

  1. The solar panel’s aesthetic appeal: An HOA is more likely to approve a solar system that fits in with your home’s design and the broader community’s appearance. Pink Energy’s all-black, modern solar panels fit seamlessly with any home’s aesthetic.
  2. The installation time: An HOA is more likely to approve exterior work that doesn’t disrupt the community’s peace for too long. Pink Energy offers a 1-2 day installation period for your solar panel system to minimize such disruption.
  3. Potential safety concerns: An HOA is interested in keeping all community members safe. Your Pink Energy team will obtain a structural letter verifying your roof’s ability to safely accommodate a solar panel system. 
  4. Secured permitting: Your HOA will want to be in compliance with state and local laws that impact the community. Pink Energy will secure all necessary electrical and building permits on your behalf prior to installation.

Depending on where you live, there may be other factors your HOA will consider during the approval process. You can trust that your Pink Energy team will help address any additional approval factors and work diligently to help secure HOA support.

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Pink Energy offers American-made, premium solar panels to help you reduce your carbon footprint and potentially reduce your monthly electricity bill. Bring the solar movement to your community and contact your local team of Pink Energy experts for a free quote today!

 

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