Indiana Law Gives Residents More Solar Rights When HOAs Deny Panel Installations

After six years of trying, a newly passed Indiana bill makes it more difficult for homeowners’ associations (HOA) to ban residents from putting solar panels to their homes, according to Sarah Bowman of Indianapolis Star.

House Enrolled Act 1196 gives homeowners the ability to petition their HOA boards if solar panels are desired and they must follow certain requirements. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed House Bill 196 into law Thursday morning.

In 2017, Sen. Aaron Freeman, R.Indianapolis was the Senate cosponsor. Rep. Mike Speedy joined as the House cosponsor.

While a review Indianapolis Star did of HOAs found that many HOAs expressly prohibit all solar panels, the language in other associations’ bylaws is vague.

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