Solar Panel Scams: Stay Aware of Bad Actors

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If you’re in the market for a solar panel system, you may have heard about the prevalence of solar panel scams. You’ve probably had several experiences where a salesperson approaches you with a product that seems too good to be true, and you can see right through their tactics. Many customers are capable of telling the difference between a scam and a legitimate investment; however, if you’re just getting started with solar panels and solar power systems, you may not have as much experience with some of the shady sales practices and solar panel scams that have unfortunately found their way into the Texas solar market. 

As premier Houston solar installers, we’ve seen all the tricks that disingenuous companies try and pull. Here are some red flags to consider when sourcing a reputable solar company. 

Solar Panel Scams – Intense Sales Tactics

A solar panel system for your home is a significant investment, and it’s important to consider your budget and explore your options before moving forward with solar panel installation. Suppose a solar panel company approaches you with very intense sales tactics that pressure you into buying solar panels before you understand the system’s viability. If that’s the case, it’s reason to be skeptical. A professional, reputable, and understanding solar panel company will work with you to provide solutions that work within your budget and energy goals. 


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Solar Panel Scams – Suspicious Pricing

When it comes to solar panel systems and equipment, if the prices seem too good to be true, they probably are. Many solar scammers will try to lure in customers with unusually cheap solar panel prices that don’t reflect accurate market pricing; they may pair this with intense sales tactics. For scammers, the goal is to force you into buying solar panels that are extremely low-quality or nonexistent. Before agreeing to work with any solar company, it’s best to familiarize yourself with reputable manufacturers and research local solar companies in your area.

Solar Panel Scams – Unclear Leasing Arrangements

Leasing is a legitimate investment choice for people interested in solar panel installation, but it shouldn’t be presented as your only option. There’s nothing inherently wrong with leasing solar panels, but it may not be the best decision for your circumstances. If a solar company keeps pressuring you into leasing solar panels without other purchasing options, they may be trying to scam you. 


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Solar Panel Scams – Lack of Contract

You should be alarmed if a solar company approaches you with a project without agreeing to put it on paper; this is a scam strategy that won’t hold the company accountable if they don’t do the job correctly. It’s also a very dangerous legal risk in the case of an onsite injury. If an accident occurs during the installation, you may be held responsible. Before starting any solar panel installation project, make sure that a legally binding contract is present that all parties agree upon.

If it Seems Too Good to be True

As a general rule of thumb, if something feels “off” about a solar company, always follow your gut. You never want to be forced to pay for poor service or fall victim to fraudulent activities. Before agreeing to work with any solar company, ask around, speak with previous clients, read online reviews, and do your vetting of the representatives you meet with. Protect yourself from solar panel scams.

Sunshine Renewable Solutions is one of the most reputable, professional, and transparent solar companies in Texas, and we always put our clients’ needs first.

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