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Solar Advocacy: Protect Virginians from solar sales scams

What is happening

If you’ve looked into going solar, you know it can be complicated. This is why it is important that solar customers get honest, accurate information about their purchase. Virginia lawmakers are considering a bill that would help ensure this happens.

In 2023, Solar United Neighbors (SUN) got House Bill 2355 introduced to create a working group of solar stakeholders. This bill did not pass. However, SUN has been meeting with stakeholders from the solar industry to consumer protection lawyers. SUN plans to draft legislation for the 2024 general assembly to protect solar consumers.

Measures SUN is considering include:

  • Protection from predatory contracts,
  • Standards for job completion and on-going maintenance, and
  • Recourse if a company files for bankruptcy while the customer is still making loan payments.

Please take a moment to contact your legislators. If you’ve gone solar, tell them about your experience. Share why it’s important that solar customers get accurate information from their installers. If you haven’t yet gone solar, share the kind of experience you’re looking for as a solar customer. Together, we can make sure that reputable companies thrive and continue to help Virginia families go solar.


What you can do

Tell your legislators to support solar consumer protection

We need to build support to protect consumers from solar scams. Your delegate and senator need to hear from you.