Overestimating Solar System Output To Generate High Return On Investment Calculations

Using past weather data, on can approximately calculate the kWh output a solar system can create. The Clean Energy Council also supplies guidelines. The internet also has websites which can show the o...

Canadian solar panels – Actually made in China

When was the last time you checked where your solar panels actually came from? With the flood of cheap solar coming into the market, many companies are marketing themselves as Australian, Canadian and...

Solar rebate scam: How does it work?

  In 2019 the average household could claim a $3000 rebate to install a new solar system on their roof.  This significantly increased the demand for cheap solar systems, providing the perfect op...

The GST Calculation, Which Avoids GST

Some solar companies deliberately miscalculate the GST, allowing them to unfairly compete with honest companies, as their system prices will be lower. On the downside, the Australian taxpayer loses a ...

Solar battery scam: Top 3 warning signs

  With the growing interest in consumer solar and battery storage solutions, some predatory firms have taken advantage of this by targeting solar owners with solar battery scams.   What they...

The Keep The Quote in the Family Scam

Some of the very large, very cheap solar companies, promoting the Tier 1, 25 year warranty – free panels offer, have been phoenixed on previous occasions and are most likely gone out of business in ...

The “No Deposit – No Interest” Scam

There is a famous saying: There is no such thing, as a free lunch, and there is no such thing as interest free solar. Someone always pays. If a solar company offers you a ”No deposit – free financ...

Small Print Clause About the Chosen Equipment

Some less scrupulous solar companies have small clauses in lengthy contracts that allow solar panels and inverters to be switched to “similar equipment”. The best equipment is advertised in the ma...

Door Knocking Solar Panels Often Create Poor Customer Outcomes

Door Knocking Solar Panels Often Create Poor Customer Outcomes Some solar sales companies use aggressive door to door sales tactics targeting the vulnerable, such as pensioners interested in solar. So...

Underperforming solar panels: How to spot them

Underperforming solar panels: How to spot them With the rise in consumer interest in roof-top solar, underperforming solar panels are now everywhere. With many dodgy solar companies taking advantage o...