Going solar

There are many considerations to “going solar”, among them, practical, economic, environmental and political considerations. In this section, we offer you an overview what it takes, and means, to “go solar”. We don’t pretend that going solar is for everyone, although if you are a committed environmentalist — as SCD.Com Editor Christof Demont-Heinrich is, we believe there are few more concrete and effective ways to grow the “green economy” and the environmental movement in the United States and globally than to put panels on your home and/or garage and power your home and car that way!

Nebraska man battles HOA for right to solar

About a year ago, we wrote about a case in which a Texas HOA sued a homeowner for putting solar on his home. As it turns out, that HOA had a change of heart and withdrew its suit, in part due to public backlash and in part because a survey of its own HOA members showed more than two-thirds were in favor of allowing solar installations on homes within HOA bounds.