Have you been mis-sold solar panels for your home?
Did the team selling the system suggest it would be ‘self-funding’?
Our team are experts at claiming solar panel compensation for anyone misled into purchasing solar panels, even looking into claims against companies that are no longer around.
If you think you may have been mis-sold solar panels, get in touch with TLW Solicitors’ financial mis-selling team today to see if you can claim solar panel compensation. Our assistance is provided on a strictly no win, no fee basis.
Mis-sold solar panels
For a number of years, companies have been advising that buying a solar power system for your home was a fantastic way to save and also earn money from the surplus electricity the system would be generating. This extra electricity could be sold to the national grid for a guaranteed amount, a ‘feed in tariff’.
However, many companies were mis-selling solar panels by misleading customers about the benefits. This may have included an exaggeration of the amount of electricity generated, with projected sunlight figures for southern England being quoted to those living in the north.
Other customers have been mis-sold solar panels by being given incorrect or a lack of information on the rate paid by the government for their feed in tariff. The rate of this solar tariff was dramatically cut by the government, though companies failed to mention this to customers, resulting in solar panel mis-selling across the country.
Worse still, many people used finance or credit to purchase the systems and have been left with expensive monthly payments on top of still having to pay for their electricity.
Following a 2011 investigation, consumer rights group Which? found that 9 out of 12 companies selling solar panels gave an inaccurate estimate about how much energy they would produce. 7 out of 12 failed to consider the position of panels on the roof in relation to shade. Such dishonesty combined with an aggressive sales technique has led to a host of solar panel mis-selling cases.
Solar panel mis-selling: What we can do
Contact us if the sales process of your solar panels involved any of the following:
- Misleading information about the amount of electricity your solar power system would produce.
- Misleading information about the amount of money you would be paid under the feed in tariff.
Even if the company who sold the system is no longer around, we may be able to recover:
- The money you have paid to date for the system.
- Recover interest on those sums.
- Write off your future payments under any finance agreement.
If you believe you have a solar panel mis-selling case, please call us for a consultation.
We act on a no win, no fee basis and you pay us nothing if your case is not successful.
Mis-sold solar panels’ claims are increasing. To see if you are entitled to solar panel compensation, contact us via our online enquiry form or call us today.
Please see our client testimonial solar panel mis-selling case for more information.