The demand for solar energy is growing across the country, which is great news! However, as the solar industry grows and more companies enter the market, chances are higher that you might encounter advertisements or sales practices that can be misleading—or potentially even a scam. Below we will be giving you tips on how to choose a solar installation company and avoid scammers.
Switching to solar should be an easy decision for homeowners looking to lower their electric bills and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. Federal and state incentives like generous tax credits have made it more affordable than ever for homeowners to install panels and go green. Unfortunately, the deceptive tactics of some solar companies have made the decision of going solar a bad bet for now.
Facebook and other social media platforms have become the main venue for solar ads, promoting “special low-cost, huge limited-time state rebates, or even free solar programs.” These ads are generally targeted at middle-class or low-income homeowners. However, there are no such things as free solar programs, or special low-cost federal or state programs with limited-time rebates. As a rule of thumb, if the ad promise sounds too good to be true, in most cases it is.
We compiled a list of how to avoid solar scammers in 2022:
- Look out for solar ads that may look like an article from an independent publication with a picture of a politician or government official appearing to sign legislation.
- Make sure that the company will provide a warranty. Choose a solar company that backs their products and installs 100%. This is key to protecting your investment.
- Make sure there is a clear and concise contract involved and it is easy to understand.
- Be aware of anything that sounds like, well, B.S. Stay away from any company quoting things like 100% consumption or something that’s too good to be true.
We advise you to always do your research before signing a solar installation contract, understand your proposal so you can compare apples to apples, and reach out to your local installers with questions.
At Soleeva Energy, earning customers’ trust is our #1 priority, hence we always provide the most transparent information about switching to solar. Our certified solar experts will answer all the questions you might have in a most concise way, so you have no doubts left about starting your green journey. Fill out the form below to get your free and transparent solar quote today!