Green Energy in Summer Pines
I would like to be able to take advantage of solar energy and I know many of you feel the same. Why does our government offer a 30% tax credit and our state offer a 25% tax credit for installing solar panels? Though our HOA Covenants does not specifically say solar panels are not allowed, the board will not approve any changes visible from the road. This does not make sense, because if you drive around our neighborhood, you will see a lot uglier things than solar panels on a roof. We need to become more progressive and realize solar energy is the future. Here are a few important points regarding solar energy:
- Solar panels provide major environmental benefits and they fight one of our biggest challenges for the future, climate change. The production of energy pollutes our air even more than cars do– overall, the majority of power plants in the U.S. are polluting the air. That pollution not only impacts climate change, but also serious health issues like asthma, bronchitis, pulmonary disease, and lowers our resistance to infections.
- Solar power increases the value of your home. For every $1 saved in annual electricity costs, your home jumps up $20 in value.
- Solar panels decrease energy costs, thereby helping you save a bundle of money – something everyone can agree with.
In order to change our covenants, I am looking to get 75% of our homeowners to sign this petition and present it to our board. Please sign this petition. Thank you!