US Solar Institute: Beware of Scamming Solar Panel Construction Companies

Deceiving Solar Panel Construction Companies Deceive Customers

FOR IMMEDAITE RELEASE – US Solar Institute, South Florida’s only advanced solar training college and partner with arguably one of the most qualified and respected solar companies in South Florida, Florida Solar One, warns customers about scamming and deceiving Florida solar panel construction companies. There are a lot of solar panel construction companies sprouting in South Florida that are blatantly lying to customers and having them sign some unfavorable contracts. These scamming and deceiving companies are stealing thousands of dollars from honest, hard-working people who want to put a solar system on their house. They will tell a potential client whatever he/she wants to hear in order to close the deal. Then they will turn around and perform a subpar installation service that will not work past the first one or two years. Many are not even qualified to perform the work that they are selling to the public.

“It is so impressive to me that these companies are running around telling customers some outrageous lies just to make a sale” said Ray Johnson, president and founder of US Solar Institute and Florida Solar One. “It is expected of people to call several solar panel construction companies and inquire about prices, services, etc. When they tell me what these other companies tell them, I get shocked!” continued Johnson. “I also encourage everyone to do homework on all the companies they may do business with. Some of these companies haven’t even been around for a year. I tell customers this all the time: do you really want workers practicing on your roof? Or would you want an established company that has the experience and knowledge to know what it takes to build a well-performing system?”

US Solar Institute recently got a call from a customer whose second story house is leaking all over his daughter’s room. He explained that the company that did his work is from out of town and will not answer his calls, reply to his emails, or even listen to his voicemails. They will not honor their warranty work written in the contract. Now Mr. Customer is stuck with a leaky roof and needs another company to do the work that the original company refuses to do and must pay more out of pocket. All because these scam solar companies lied to the guy and will not honor their commitment.

We always warn the public about scammers and deceiving companies. It is a rampant practice in the industry and it must stop. Another lie told to customers are these independent solar salesmen who “sell” the contract and job to the customer, and then subcontract the work to a licensed solar contracting company. People, please heed our warning: this is a felony and these “salespeople” are breaking the law.

About US Solar Institute: US Solar Institute was founded in 2008 in the Florida Keys and moved to Fort Lauderdale soon after. They can be reached at 954-236-4577 or emailed at