Homes Association of Cedar Hills
Passive/Active Solar Panels
the use of alternative energy sources in Association homes.
- Comply with
State of Oregon protection of homeowners’ rights to install solar-based systems,
while maintaining the Association’s rights to approve installation
use of industry/State agency resources, to the advantage of both the
homeowner and the Association:
industry standards (e.g. panel groupings, connections, alignment) are to
be used in installations of solar-based systems.
for roof-mounted systems should be through the attic when possible.
External conduit/piping should be painted to color-match the house, or
painted black, when on the roof, to match the panels.
are preferred to be mounted at roof-pitch, at minimal standoff (4 to 6
inches). Panels may be mounted with a slight tilt if required to meet
Energy Trust production standards, but only the minimum amount of tilt
that will produce the required output and only with the approval of the board
- Association Building Permit: A building permit
issued by the Association is required prior to installation of any solar energy
system. The permit application should include:
Jurisdictional Permit: County permits for
electrical/plumbing changes are the responsibility of the homeowner (and usually
included as part of a professional installation
- A site
plan, drawn to scale with dimensions noted, indicating the location of
the house on the lot site and placement of electric or thermal panels (e.g.
location on the roof). A (satellite) photograph of the property with the
location of the panels outlined or superimposed may be used.
- A copy
of the installation proposal produced by a solar-certified contractor
(Energy Trust requires this to be a Solar Trade Ally Contractor to
qualify for any incentives).
color sample, if the roof is to be replaced as part of the solar panel
installation (not required if roof is not to be changed).
Date: 9/11/12; Revised 1/10/17
Policy adopted by
Board of Directors
Homes Association of Cedar Hills, Mark Swan, President
PDF Solar Panel Policy Here