Resources

Homeowner Associations (HOAs)

This section includes information and resources on engaging homeowner associations in local solar implementation.

Model Solar Guidelines: A Resource for Arizona Homeowners’ Associations to Facilitate Solar Projects

Model HOA solar design guidelines developed specifically for Arizona communities – that allow for solar installations to occur in a way that balances homeowners’ ability to install solar energy systems and legitimate community concerns about these systems. To view the full document, please click here.

Model Solar Guidelines: A Resource for Florida Homeowners’ Associations to Facilitate Solar Projects

Model HOA solar design guidelines developed specifically for Florida communities – that allow for solar installations to occur in a way that balances homeowners’ ability to install solar energy systems and legitimate community concerns about these systems. To view the full document, click here.

Model Solar Guidelines: A Resource for Texas Homeowners’ Associations to Facilitate Solar Projects

Model HOA solar design guidelines developed specifically for Texas communities – that allow for solar installations to occur in a way that balances homeowners’ ability to install solar energy systems and legitimate community concerns about these systems. To view the full document, click here.

Model Solar Guidelines: A Resource for New Jersey Homeowners’ Associations to Facilitate Solar Projects

Model HOA solar design guidelines developed specifically for New Jersey communities – that allow for solar installations to occur in a way that balances homeowners’ ability to install solar energy systems and legitimate community concerns about these systems. To view the full document, please click here.

Model Solar Guidelines: A Resource for North Carolina Homeowners’ Associations to Facilitate Solar Projects

As North Carolina’s residential solar market grows, more homeowners’ associations are facing uncertainties about how to deal with solar installations in their communities. As part of an effort between the State Energy Program, NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources and members of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership (The Solar Foundation and the NC Clean Energy Technology Center), two new resources have been developed to help North Carolina homeowners’ associations (HOAs) and their architectural review committees work through these issues.

HOAs and Solar Infographic

Statistics about Homeowners Associations and Solar within the United States. HOAs and Solar Infographic Click for full resource.

WEBINAR: Solar Powering Your Community Association: Updating Design Guidelines for Solar

As part of an ongoing effort to establish a balanced approach to bringing more solar to HOA-governed communities, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA, in collaboration with The Solar Foundation and as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, will host a webinar entitled Solar Powering Your Community Association: Updating Design Guidelines for Solar on Wednesday, July 31st from 2-3pm EDT.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Encouraging Solar Development through Community Association Policies and Processes

This guide, written for association boards of directors and architectural review committees, discusses the advantages of solar energy and examines the elements of state solar rights provisions designed to protect homeowner access to these benefits. It then presents a number of recommendations associations can use to help bring solar to their communities. HERE TO VIEW Read More »