The California Solar Rights Act (“Act”), enacted in 1978, limits the ability of governing documents and associations (“Associations”) of common interest developments to prevent the installation of solar energy systems. Specifically, California Civil Code § 714(a) of the Act prohibits any provision of the developments governing documents from “effectively prohibit[ing] or restrict[ing] the installation or…

In many jurisdictions, “Shared Solar” projects are becoming increasingly popular due to a mix of legislative and administrative policies and the decline in system costs.  The term “Shared Solar” simply refers to multiple participants benefiting from a solar array. California’s shared solar legislation is in the form of Virtual Net Energy Metering (“NEMV”) for multi-tenant…