How Can I Prevent my Neighbor’s Trees from Shading my Solar Panels?
We live in a small town in Oregon. Twelve months ago we installed a 16 panel solar array. Our neighbors to the south subsequently planted three evergreen trees about 12 feet from the property line, directly south of the solar array. We are concerned that when these trees mature, they will shadow our solar panels. Our intention is to send them a nice neighborly letter to the neighbor, so they are not blindsided when we must take action in a decade. Is there an Oregon or U.S. precedence which supports our position? Thanks for your kind assistance.
Considering the complexity, expense and uncertainty of lawsuits, it is strongly suggested that you do everything you can to try reach out to your neighbor early, try to maintain an amicable relationship, and only involve the courts as a last resort. We suggested calling your tree-loving neighbors, or writing them a nice letter that outlines your concerns and offer to begin a dialogue about how to resolve this conflict before it begins…
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