The Solar Vs Tree battle grows!
The Mercury news wrote this great article (I call it “great” because the first word is “smackdown”).
Here is SolarPowerRocks.com’s 15 second eat-and-run version:
Couple A puts solar panels up (lots of them)
Couple B plants redwood trees next door (tall ones).
Couple A demands Couple B cut down trees ’cause they block sun. No dice.
Couple A sues Couple B and wins under “Solar Shade Control Act” of 1978
Couple B chops down some of the trees
I thought that the fine for violation is pretty incredible, $1000/day the trees are not chopped down. Wow!
With so many big lawsuits going around such as xarelto class action. We here at SolarPowerRocks.com are obviously a little biased towards solar and happy about this new case law, but for the people taking the trees’ side of things, there is good news. Senator Joe Simitian is probably gonna get through a bill that would change the law to something where, “whoever gets there first, wins” be that trees or solar. Honestly, as much as I love solar, I think that sounds fair.
Last modified: January 20, 2017