Going Solar? You May Have To Tell Neighbors

Pitkin County Commissioners Considering Solar Glare Regulations

Pitkin County commissioners have given initial approval to regulations that would block the glare of solar panels.

According to the Aspen Daily News, the rules would require people installing solar panels of 300 square feet or larger to notify their neighbors, and put up a public sign — allowing neighbors or concerned residents to protest the installation.

The draft also limits the height of panels on the ground to 12 feet.

Commissioner George Newman said renewable energy is important, but so is the effect on neighbors.

Commissioners are expected to hold at least one more public meeting on the issue this summer before they take a final vote adopting solar rules, the newspaper said.

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