2010 Code of Virginia
Title 67 - VIRGINIA ENERGY PLAN.
Chapter 7 - Covenants Restricting Solar Energy Collection Devices (67-700 thru 67-701)
67-701 - Covenants regarding solar power.
§ 67-701. Covenants regarding solar power.
A. Effective July 1, 2008, no community association shall prohibit an owner from installing or using a solar energy collection device on that owner's property. However a community association may establish reasonable restrictions concerning the size, place, and manner of placement of such solar energy collection devices.
B. The community association may prohibit or restrict the installation of solar energy collection devices on the common elements or common area within the real estate development served by the community association. A community association may establish reasonable restrictions as to the size, place, and manner of placement or installation of any solar energy collection device installed on the common elements or common area.
C. This section shall not apply with respect to any provision of a restrictive covenant that restricts the installation or use of any solar collection device if such provision became effective prior to July 1, 2008.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to (i) invalidate any provision of a restrictive covenant that prohibits or restricts the installation or use of any solar collection device if such provision was in effect before July 1, 2008, or (ii) prohibit the amendment of a restrictive covenant to prohibit or restrict the installation or use of any solar collection device, or to remove prohibitions or restrictions on the installation or use of any solar collection device if such amendment is adopted by the membership of the community association in accordance with such association's governing documents.
(2006, c. 939; 2008, c. 881; 2009, c. 866.)
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