As solar photovoltaic panels gain popularity, especially on the West Coast and in Florida, cranky neighbors have found a new foe. According to The Wall Street Journal, about 50 homeowner associations in Florida try to restrict the placement of rooftop solar arrays in their neighborhoods each year. Arizona builders report the same kind of organized opposition. Fortunately, new solar products now on the market that look like normal roofing products should silence many (but no doubt, not all) of the critics.

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