Affordable solar power has made safe, clean, homegrown power a real option for more and more U.S. families and businesses. With solar adoption on the rise in communities nationwide, it’s important to ensure that customers fully understand their options and that solar is delivering economic benefits to consumers. Below is a list of solar consumer protection resources developed by reputed national organizations.
The national Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has developed a Solar Customer Resource Portal that includes consumer solar guides, solar lease and PPA disclosure forms, and a form that solar customers can fill out to register a complaint with SEIA staff. SEIA worked with the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission, as well as with states and consumer advocates, to craft its materials. The Better Business Bureau has praised SEIA’s efforts to provide transparency and accountability in the solar marketplace.
The Federal Trade Commission has developed a website to help residential customers considering solar evaluate their options.
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) has developed various resources aimed at helping solar customers be well-informed.