An Act To Protect the Right To Use Solar Energy
Sec. 1. 30-A MRSA §3013 is enacted to read:
§ 3013. Solar energy devices; ordinances
A municipal ordinance, bylaw or regulation adopted after September 30, 2009 that directly regulates the installation or use of solar energy devices on residential property must comply with the requirements of Title 33, chapter 28-A. For the purposes of this section, "solar energy device" has the same meaning as in Title 33, section 1421, subsection 5.
Sec. 2. 33 MRSA c. 28-A is enacted to read:
§ 1421. Definitions
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.
§ 1422. Policy
It is the policy of the State to promote the use of solar energy and to avoid unnecessary obstacles to the use of solar energy devices.
§ 1423. Use and installation of solar energy devices
§ 1424. Limitation
This chapter does not supersede any existing authority of any entity to adopt and enforce any laws, rules or regulations on any matter other than the installation and use of solar energy devices on residential property.