So, after a year and half of working on it, I -- along with several other hard working members of my HOA community here in Littleton, Colo. -- have persuaded our neighbors to go 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.
We’ve been thinking about solar for a couple of years, out of concern over climate change and a desire to “walk our talk” by taking meaningful action. But we knew we were going to need a new roof first. Our cedar shake shingles were starting to leak and we were finding more and more shingles in the yard after every big storm.