Beverly Neighbors Outraged Over Front Yard Solar Panels

Beverly Neighbors Outraged Over Front Yard Solar Panels


PREVENTS MEMBERS FROM GETTING POST GRADUATE ENDORSEMENTS FOR FELLOWSHIPS. ALL NEW AT 6:00, A NEIGHBORHOOD ARGUMENT OVER SOLAR PANELS BUT NOT THE KIND OF SOLAR PANELS YOU’RE USED TO SEEING ON ROOFTOPS. THESE ARE ON A POLE RIGHT IN THE OWNER’S FRONT YARD. THAT’S TURNING FRIENDS IN TO ADVERSARIES ON A SMALL STREET IN BEVERLY. Reporter: HERE IT IS. 20 SOLAR PANELS MOUNTED ON A POLE WITH A BUNCH OF HYDRAULICS THAT ALLOW THE PANELS TO SLOWLY TURN AND FOLLOW THE SUN. WE BELIEVE IN GOING GREEN. Reporter: LOLA AND HER HUSBAND INSTALLED THE ARRAY IN FRONT OF THEIR BEVERLY HOME A YEAR AGO. TO SAY SOME OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS ARE UNHAPPY, WELL, THAT WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT. IT JUST IS AN EYESORE AND DISRUPTED THE NEIGHBORS. I HATE LOOKING AT IT. IT’S TOTALLY UNFIT FOR A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD. Reporter: TED DOWNING SAYS HE SEES IT EVERY TIME HE AND HIS WIFE GO OUT ON THEIR DECK. CONNIE LIVES NEXT DOOR TO IT AND FEELS THE PANELS ARE RIGHT IN HER FACE. THEY’RE BOTH WORRIED ABOUT THEIR PROPERTY VALUES. SOMEBODY WANTS TO BUY THIS AND THEY SEE THAT, IT KIND OF TURNS THEM OFF. I DON’T THINK THIS IS BAD LOOKING. Reporter: THAT’S THE THING. BEAUTY AND UGLINESS ARE IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER. ARE THE PANELS A TRIUMPH OF GREEN TECHNOLOGY OR A BRIGHT ON A ONCE TIGHT KNIT NEIGHBORHOOD? I THINK IT DOESN’T LOOK ANY DIFFERENT THAN SOLAR PANELS ON ANYBODY ELSE’S ROOF. THEY’RE JUST ON A POLE. Reporter: SINCE THE CITY DOESN’T HAVE RULES ABOUT THIS KIND OF INSTALLATION, THE OWNERS DIDN’T DO ANYTHING WRONG. WE COMPLIED WITH ANYTHING THE CITY WANTED US TO DO, AND WEREN’T IN VIOLATION OF ANY ZONING REGULATIONS. SOME NEIGHBORS ARE BATTLING LEGALLY AND VERBALALLY. I’M UPSET WITH THE NEIGHBOR. THEY GET THE BENEFIT AND WE GET TO LOOK AT IT. WE SAID THERE ARE NO RULES IN BEVERLY ABOUT THIS TYPE OF THING BUT THE CITY COUNCIL IS CONSIDERING A NEW LAW THAT WOULD REGULATE THESE KINDS OF SOLAR

3 thoughts on “Beverly Neighbors Outraged Over Front Yard Solar Panels

  1. 00:40 old fart complaining about looking at it has junk all over his right shoulder in his own yard.

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