“IREC is committed to helping consumers get the facts and understand a transaction with many parts and details — some not so obvious and some difficult to grasp.”

Larry Sherwood, IREC President/CEO

Record numbers of Americans are using the sun to power their homes. In just the last year, residential rooftop solar has grown more than 65 percent!

That means more consumers are sitting down with contractors and salespeople to go solar — facing what could be a complex process.

IREC’s consumer protection Trio includes the Clean Energy Consumer Bill of Rights, the Be Solar Smart Consumer Checklist, and a Resources list. Each one spotlights safeguards and pointers for buyers, government agencies, the industry, retailers and others in the market.

Checklist→ If you’re a consumer considering solar energy, IREC’s Be Solar Smart Consumer Checklist walks you through getting solar panels on the roof and protecting the investment that puts them there. It offers a step-by-step guide to simplify the complicated. It gives you questions to ask and facts to consider to secure a safe installation and a fair deal.

→ If you’re selling or installing solar energy, give your customers the Be Solar Smart Consumer Checklist so they are fully informed, their expectations are met, and their positive experience spreads the voice of consumer confidence.

→ If you’re with a government agency or oversight organization addressing clean energy, use IREC’s Clean Energy Consumer Bill of Rights to guide practices and protective measures we should all expect — regarding safety, warranties, contractual transparency, advertising and privacy.


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