VCAT decision on solar panels – they need sun.

This is a precedent case on a topic we have discussed before  – VCAT have now ruled it is NOT OK to overshadow a neighbors solar panels…

So it is OK to interrupt privacy, sunlight to living areas, but not solar panels… It has been suggested before that is because solar power is a business / and has a quantifiable monetary value of impact…

             So where else does this extend to?    What about my:

  •      Vegetable garden – without sun it won’t grow, and I have to buy more food?
  •      Clothes line – without sun I will have to use the clothes dryer…

But could it then be argued that a tall building will create a great wind tunnel to cold dry clothes, or generate power through wind turbines?

                                  Leave your ideas for impact from loss of sun or other amenity in our comments section below.

from the EDO  VCAT decision on solar panels

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