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.
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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.
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