Yet only eight states have laws that prevent lower municipalities from banning solar panels. Arizona just passed regulations prohibiting homeowner associations from blocking solar, yet at least one such association near Phoenix says they will continue to block solar any way they can. In a Land of Sun, this is myopic madness.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some say solar panels are ugly, and maybe they are (however the aesthetics of solar is improving fast.) But consider this, maybe a homeowner association in Arizona with 500 homes, all with solar, generating most if not all their power is a thing of beauty too.
The city of St. George, Utah, offers its own incentives (on top of fed and state tax breaks) for homeowners to install solar. So despite the lack of coherent policy, there are bright spots.