A letter published Oct. 14 calls for a new law that would allow residents in homeowners associations to install solar panels even if it’s against HOA rules. . I’m the president of a Tulsa condo HOA, and people need to understand that it’s not that simple.

In our case, the HOA maintains all roofs; if an owner installs solar panels, the panels must be removed in order for the building to be re-roofed, increasing costs for all unit owners.

I’m actually wondering how one owner can install solar without increasing the future maintenance costs of all owners; if that works, I’m all for it, but (as in many situations) lawmakers need to be careful how they word any law.

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