March 2015 General Meeting

Homeowners Associations & Solar
The March 2015 Solar Washington General Meeting took place March 4 at the Phinney Center in Seattle and centered around the relationships between homeowners associations and how they accommodate or restrict solar installations. We have made the presentations available as a reference for industry personnel, homeowners and all others with an interest in solar. A link to the recording of the entire meeting is also available. We thank those who presented and attended the meeting. Cilck here to view additional information about HOAs on our website.

Presentations from the meeting

A presentation on rules for homeowners associations (HOAs) as they relate to solar installations in their communities presented by Kathleen Kapla, attorney with Keyes Fox & Wiedman LLP whose firm has been been engaged with NW SEED and other stakeholders on the Northwest Solar Communities effort in Oregon and Washington. Click to view her presentation. (PowerPoint)

A presentation by Don Stimson describing his experiences dealing with his HOA per his wish to install solar. Click to view his presentation. (PowerPoint)

A presentation by Stuart Yarfitz on requests from the Puget Ridge Cohousing Association (PRCA) for rulings on whether and how PRCA, which is a condominium association incorporated in WA, would be eligible for renewable energy system cost recovery incentive payments. Click to view his presentation. (PowerPoint). Click to read documents from the Department of Revenue provided by Stuart on requests from the Puget Ridge Cohousing Association (PRCA) for rulings on whether and how PRCA, which is a condominium association incorporated in WA, would be eligible for renewable energy system cost recovery incentive payments.

Also presenting was Solar Installers of Washington President and Puget Sound Solar founder Jeremy Smithson on current legislative updates from Olympia. Click to view his presentation. (PDF)


Click to view and listen to the meeting (link to YouTube). Please note that this audio recording contains some extraneous noise. We apologize for this.

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