Installing Solar Panels With an HOA
Transitioning your home to solar power is exciting, but the logistics can be overwhelming. One aspect of the process that some homeowners may not be thinking about is approval from their homeowners association. If you’re ready to reap the benefits of solar panels, Solera Energy can help you navigate the necessary steps. Below is a quick guide to installing solar panels with the approval of your HOA.
Preparing for the Solar Transition
The first step, even before requesting HOA approval, is to ensure solar power is right for you. It’s important to evaluate the sunlight your home receives daily, your roof’s structural integrity, and which products might work for your needs. The experienced team at Solera Energy can help you assess your home and identify solar solutions that are right for you.
Look at Homes in Your Area
Once you’ve established your roof and home are ready for solar, take a look at homes within your neighborhood and surrounding areas. Look for signs that your HOA may be agreeable to approving installations on other homes, such as the following:
- Other homes with solar panels on their roofs
- Ground-mounted solar panels or equipment
- Homes with skylights
- Uncommon yard additions like rain gardens, artificial turf, etc.
If you don’t see any of the above in your community, it doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. You just might be your neighborhood’s first solar convert, helping to pave the way for other neighbors to make the leap into solar!
Schedule a Consultation
Our team at Solera Energy is here to walk you through every step of the solar process. Let’s meet to discuss your goals, your budget, and whether our products and services are right for you. We can work together to develop a plan for your home that will assist you when petitioning the HOA for approval.
Review Your HOA Covenant
It’s likely your HOA has a covenant or a set of guidelines for home improvement and related projects. The standards will approve solar panels, prohibit them, or make no mention of them at all. If your HOA prohibits solar panels, you may still be able to install them with an approved exception. This process takes paperwork and time, but Solera Energy can help!
Securing actual HOA approval, either by a general application or an exception, usually includes the following steps:
- Attaining city permission
- Written acceptance from neighbors who will have a view of panels
- Letters of support from close neighbors
- Meeting with HOA’s architectural review committee
- A presentation of solar panel plans with both economic and environmental benefits
Why Choose Solera Energy?
When it comes to solar power, Solera Power is a leader in the industry across the region. For more than a decade, we have provided unmatched service and reliable products to the area. We have extensive experience working with homeowners and HOAs in the transition, so we’re here to answer any questions you may have and to help with the approval process.
Get started on your transition to solar with Solera Energy! Call us at (855) 650-7404 or contact us online today.