Home Owners Association - Energy Pigs Banning Solar Panels WTF????
John Wood, a homeowner in Woodbury, Minn., wanted to put solar panels
on his roof. Last month, his homeowners association rejected his
“I felt extremely disappointed,” Mr. Wood said by telephone.
He added: “It made me think that homeowners associations are in place
to do only one thing, and that is to maintain the status quo, and they
have no interest in any sort of change whatsoever.”
Al Rudnickas, the president of the board of the Wedgewood
Association, the homeowners’ group, said that the board was open to less
obtrusive technologies like solar shingles. But in this case, “The
feeling of the board was that what was proposed wasn’t aesthetically
pleasing in keeping with the standards of the community,” he said.
Mr. Rudnickas said that the association invited Mr. Wood to submit a
modified application, but Mr. Wood — who is the first homeowner in the
association to apply for solar panels — said he was not sure whether he
will do so.
Mr. Wood’s case, first reported in the Woodbury Bulletin, has echoes around the nation.
In Somerset County in New Jersey, a homeowner was ordered to take down 28 panels.
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