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Missouri Court Rules Against Homeowner Association Ban on Solar Panels

Karen Uhlenhuth for Midwest Energy News:

A Missouri appellate court ruled on Tuesday that homeowners associations in the state may not force the removal of solar panels if their association deed restrictions do not specifically prohibit them.

Subdivisions throughout Missouri and numerous other states have challenged members who have opted to put up solar arrays. For a few years, bills allowing solar panels within the confines of homeowner associations have been introduced into the Missouri General Assembly. They’ve never gotten much traction.

Subdivisions built decades ago, before the advent of residential solar installations, almost inevitably will have no mention of solar panels among the features they prohibit. That would mean that, without a revision of the deed restriction, it would be difficult for an association to make a case for the removal of a solar array.

Missouri appellate court rules that solar panels can stay in subdivision

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