Solar Panels vs. Trees

March 26, 2008 at 9:56 am Leave a comment

This is a good subject to talk about, so before you decide to switch to solar panels, you should check some things first. I found a blog with many interesting posts today and among these posts was this one about a couple who had planted some trees and and when their neighbor decided to switch to solar panels, they had to ‘get rid’ of the ones that were shading the panels.

Here’s the law:

The lawsuit, and decision was based on California’s Solar Shade Control Act, which requires homeowners to keep their trees or shrubs from shading more than 10 percent of a neighbor’s solar panels.

And the funny part:

Existing trees that cast shadows when the panels are installed are exempt, but new growth is subject to the law.

Interesting… 🙂

Anyway. we should take care of our foresst and find some new ways to avoid this kind of discussions.

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