Solar Access Law Information for Florida

Are you interested in installing solar panels on your home but don’t know whether you’re allowed to? Many homeowners associations have restrictions on the kind of changes and improvements homeowners are allowed to make to their property, which helps to create a cohesive neighborhood style.

These restrictions and ordinances can be intimidating, and many homeowners aren’t familiar with the Florida solar access laws that allow them to install solar panels and other energy collection resources on their property.

At Solar Source, we have the relevant solar access law information to help you determine whether solar panels are permissible for your property.

Know Your Rights

According to a Florida statute written in 2013, homeowners associations and other communities are not allowed to prohibit homeowners from installing solar panels in their yards or on their roofs.

Florida Statute Title XI, Chapter 163, Part I, states that “A deed restriction, covenant, declaration, or similar binding agreement may not prohibit or have the effect of prohibiting solar collectors, clotheslines, or other energy devices based on renewable resources from being installed on buildings erected on the lots or parcels covered by the deed restriction, covenant, declaration, or binding agreement.”

This means that your homeowners association or other neighborhood organization cannot prohibit you from installing solar panels on your home and cannot enact ordinances that “have the effect of” prohibiting you.

For example, in one case, a homeowners association requested that a solar pool heater be installed in the yard instead of on the roof. However, the property didn’t have the yard space to accommodate a solar pool heater. Therefore, the homeowner was permitted to install the solar pool heater on their roof.

Trust the Pros

When you work with Solar Source to install your solar electrical panel or solar pool heating system, you can feel secure in the knowledge that we won’t lead you astray. We know how Florida solar access laws affect home and property owners, and we’ll make sure that your solar panels get the job done and keep you in compliance with all the necessary ordinances.

To learn more about our solar panel services, call us at 1-800-329-1301.

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Founded in 1984 and based in Largo, Solar Source has led the solar charge for over 30 years. We have installed over 30,000 solar systems in that time and continue to grow rapidly. These installations range in size and complexity from small residential systems to large-scale commercial projects. As the leading solar contractor in the state of Florida, we have also established Solar Source Institute, an accredited school with which we conduct training for our own staff as well as other licensed contractors (including solar, electrical, and roofing) to teach best practices and issue certifications of competency. When you choose Solar Source to perform your solar installation you’re hiring a company with unrivaled experience that is able to deliver a solution that suits your specific needs, has a maximum return on investment, with trouble-free performance for many years. We maintain a consistent A rating Angie’s List, BBB and many other consumer ratings sites, and we encourage you to check our reputation. Providing you with the absolute best in solar energy is our constant goal.
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