We strongly believe that Georgians have a right to choose their energy source, including solar. Many Georgia home owner associations ban or heavily restrict the installation of solar panels. At a time when energy prices are increasing sharply and fossil fuel use is adding greenhouse gases and pollution, the bans and heavy restrictions on solar panels should be overturned by state legislation once and for all, matching progress in many neighboring states. We believe the majority of people want to see increased use of renewable energy and improve individual access to the technology. It is grossly unfair that a small number of people (an HOA board and architectural committee members) can so easily tie up progress in this area.