Homeowners associations and solar access in Minnesota

Homeowners associations (HOA) typically define a neighborhood’s aesthetic rules and sometimes attempt to restrict your ability to go solar. Unfortunately, Minnesota does not have any laws specifically regarding solar and HOA oversight. If your HOA has created policies to prohibit rooftop solar, let us know.

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Solar easements in Minnesota

Minnesota law does allow for the negotiation of solar easements. Statute 500.30 lays out the rules and required components of a solar easement. The easement rule allows you to negotiate with your neighbors to ensure your access to sunlight is secured for the life of your system.