2017 ORS 94.778¹
Prohibition against installation of solar panels void and unenforceable

(1) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, a provision in a declaration or bylaws of a planned community that prohibits an owner of the roof or other exterior portion of a building or improvement on which solar panels may be installed from installing or using solar panels for obtaining solar access, as described in ORS 215.044 (Solar access ordinances) and 227.190 (Solar access ordinances), is void and unenforceable as a violation of the public policy to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the people of Oregon.

(2) An owner of record of real property subject to an instrument that contains a provision described in subsection (1) of this section may file a petition to remove the provision in the manner provided in ORS 93.272 (Procedure for removal of certain discriminatory restrictions) for removal of a provision from an instrument conveying or contracting to convey real property.

(3) A homeowners association may adopt and enforce a provision that imposes reasonable size, placement or aesthetic requirements for the installation or use of solar panels described in subsection (1) of this section. [2017 c.282 §2]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 94—Real Property Development, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors094.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.