Apr 30, 2011 4:12 PM by AP posted By James H Egbert
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Pitkin County Commissioners are reviewing whether they can regulate one problem that an Aspen-area resident says comes from her neighbor's solar panels - glare.
The Aspen Times reports commissioners are reviewing proposed rules for development of solar power on homes and businesses but haven't set a timetable for adopting any. One proposal would classify glare as a nuisance.
Sherri Spykerman says her neighbor placed solar panels on a sharply angled roof in 2007, leaving her family to stare into a blinding glare when the sun is low.
Commissioner Michael Owsley suggested the county could require that photovoltaic systems be adjustable.
Another proposal would limit the height of pole-mounted solar systems.
The commissioners said Wednesday they would take their time crafting final rules.
Information from: The Aspen Times, http://www.aspentimes.com/
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