Four excerpts from the San Francisco Examiner:
“After installation of the [solar] panels for the three-unit building [in the Upper Haight]…nearby homeowners filed an appeal with The City against the plans. The neighbors are arguing that the panels are dangerous and could harm the character of and property values in the neighborhood.”
“The solar panels erected … are egregiously not in keeping with the character of the neighborhood and are now embarrassingly visible landmarks to pedestrians,” [the neighbors] wrote in the appeal. “This significantly detracts from the character of the neighborhood.”
“[The neighbors] have urged the Board of Appeals — which rules on filings against permits or licenses issued, revoked or suspended by The City — to order the panels to face more directly upward. The couple says that change would protect passers-by from falling panels in strong winds or during an earthquake.”
“Tilting the panels would also improve the view for the objecting pair.”
And suddenly the Haighting all makes sense.
∙ Solar array causes conflict with neighbors [San Francisco Examiner]