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Can an HOA Prevent Solar Panels in Colorado?

Updated: Mar 27, 2023

As one of the top solar companies in Colorado, we hear a lot of concerns from homeowners who would like to purchase solar panels, but think that their Home Owner's Association may deny the installation. This is understandable, as HOA's can have strict policies preventing anything out of the ordinary from being on display in a residential neighborhood. Thankfully in Colorado, there is legislation in place that helps homeowners go solar. Colorado Law (C.R.S. 38-30-168) states:

“A covenant, restriction, or condition, contained in any deed, contract, security instrument, or other instrument affecting the transfer or sale of, or any interest in, real property that effectively prohibits or restricts the installation or use of a renewable energy generation device is void and unenforceable.”

So, what does that mean in layman's terms? Essentially, the law states that renewable energy generation devices (i.e. solar panels) cannot be prohibited by a covenant such as an HOA. Of course there are restrictions and exceptions to the rule, but the rule of thumb is this: If you own your roof, you can install solar panels.

The Bottom Line

As a locally owned and operated solar company in Denver, Colorado Apollo Energy works directly with homeowners and HOA's to ensure every solar installation's success. Are you ready to start saving on your electricity with solar? Get started with a free assessment.


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