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In every industry there, unscrupulous characters exist-the solar energy industry is no exception. Educate yourself here about a few of the most common solar scams in Texas to protect yourself
The “Helpful” Government Representative
While it’s true that the government does offer rebates and incentives for going solar, they don’t send out representatives to try to convince people to buy solar energy systems. There is a common scam that does just that, so be on the lookout.
A “government representative” may contact you about all the benefits of going solar, including information about impressive tax breaks and credits. Be on your guard, however, as they are less interested in helping you go solar and more interested trying to sell you something.
Exaggerated Solar Incentives
Again, it’s true that the government offers incentives, but within reason. Some solar company reps will lead you to believe that you will get a much larger rebate than what you qualify for — or even that actually exists.
Be sure to do your own research, take the time to read the information thoroughly, and talk to reps who aren’t afraid to reference government websites. Remember, if it seems too good to be true — it probably is. Specifically speaking, we have seen ads misleading the nature of the federal Incentive Tax Credit (ITC) (you can read more the ITC here). Often times homeowners with low tax burdens can’t take full advantage of it. We recommend you speak to your tax advisor to see if you qualify.
A Website with an Instant Quote
Solar energy systems are like tailored clothes, they need to be properly fitted to each home for the best results. The right system for you will depend on the size of your home, your location, your system preferences, and a few other factors.
For this reason, it’s really impossible to give an accurate quote from having you fill out a few questions on their website. Be especially skeptical if the quote they offer is suspiciously low. What is most likely happening is that you are giving your consent to be called by a solar installer.
Solar Installations without the Games
Avoid the solar scams altogether and choose a family-owned, community-oriented company instead. Solar energy is our passion here at Texas Direct Solar. We are doing our part to help deliver renewable power into the hands of Texas homeowners.
Let us help you harness the power of the sun, potentially save on your energy bills, and make your home more sustainable today with no funny business!
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