February 24, 2022

Bill to help homeowners with HOAs get solar passes Senate

Article origination IPB News
HB 1196 allows a homeowner to petition their association to get the panels on their roof – but the association would have a say in how the panels look. - Pujanak/Wikimedia Commons

HB 1196 allows a homeowner to petition their association to get the panels on their roof – but the association would have a say in how the panels look.

Pujanak/Wikimedia Commons

The Indiana Senate passed a bill that aims to help residents who have homeowner’s associations get solar panels.

HB 1196 allows a homeowner to petition their association to get the panels on their roof – but the association would have a say in how the panels look.

READ MORE: Lawmakers announce bills to provide better access to solar at Renewable Energy Day

 

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Getting the bill passed in both chambers marks a victory for lawmakers in favor of rooftop solar. They’ve been trying to pass a bill to allow greater access to solar for people with homeowner’s associations for six years.

Contact reporter Rebecca at rthiele@iu.edu or follow her on Twitter at @beckythiele.

Indiana Environmental reporting is supported by the Environmental Resilience Institute, an Indiana University Grand Challenge project developing Indiana-specific projections and informed responses to problems of environmental change.

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