German Town Imposes Solar Panels on Private Homes

The Nazis and communists are gone now, yet totalitarianism has returned to Germany. A report from Marburg:

The town council took the significant step in June of moving from merely encouraging citizens to install solar panels to making them an obligation. The ordinance, the first of its kind in Germany, will require solar panels not only on new buildings, which fewer people oppose, but also on existing homes that undergo renovations or get new heating systems or roof repairs.

To give the regulation teeth, a fine of 1,000 euros, about $1,500, awaits those who do not comply.

The fine is chump change compared to the cost of solar panels. Marburgers with leaky roofs had better buy some buckets, unless they have a fortune to spare.

If we’ve learned one thing from enviromania, it’s that once the sanctity of private property has been breached, we have no rights. Therefore, there’s no limit to the extravagant absurdity bureaucretins can impose.

Photovoltaic cells in Marburg, drinking up all that German sun.

On a tip from John P. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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