Solar Bill Passes Delaware Senate


Residential solar in Delaware received a legislative boost Tuesday, as the state's Senate voted 20-0 in favor of S.B.49.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. David McBride, D-Hawks Nest, limits the use of covenants or other deed restrictions beginning Jan. 1, 2010. In communities where solar panels are banned, homeowners would be allowed to reverse the ban, provided they get two-thirds of their homeowners' association to agree.

‘There's a lot of interest in solar energy as an alternative – especially since energy prices keep going up,’ McBride told the Delaware Business Ledger. ‘But there are communities that have restrictions against it. This would allow those restrictions to be reduced or eliminated, if the civic group goes along with it.’

SOURCES:, Delaware Business Ledger

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