Solar panels allow consumers to generate clean energy and can save money. However, choosing to go solar is like buying a car—consumers need to do their homework, check prices from several sources, and think carefully about which choice is best. As with any big-ticket purchase, consumers should watch out for misleading sales tactics and scams.
Consumer Protection Resources
- National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA)
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)- Solar Consumer Protection
- Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)- Consumer Protection
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC)- Something New Under the Sun: Competition and Consumer Protection Issues in Solar Energy (PDF)
- Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)- Consumer Protection for Community Solar
- Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)- Consumer Protection Industry Resource Portal
State and federal solar regulations.
Solar Scams and Misconceptions
Common solar scams and misconceptions in South Carolina.
Who to Contact with Issues and Questions
Figuring out who to contact with a specific issue or question can be difficult for consumers. Depending on the topic, consumers can use the contact information to get answers or more information.