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Arizona’s Solar Rights Law

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The essentials

  • Arizona law bars Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs) from “effectively prohibiting” the installation or use of a solar energy device (SED) within their jurisdiction.
  • Some “reasonable” restrictions on the placement of solar energy devices are allowed, but they must not “adversely affect” cost and efficiency. Whether a restriction or reasonable or adversely affects cost and efficiency is decided on a case-by-case in the courts.
  • Arizona is one of 22 states with solar rights laws. Arizona has a relatively stringent policy supporting homeowner’s solar rights, although some states are more stringent and much more explicit about the types of restrictions HOAs can impose on homeowners.