Minnesota AG Files Lawsuit against Fraudulent Companies Selling Solar Panels

On April 26, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed a lawsuit against four solar panel sales companies for fraudulent practices, including false claims of working in partnership with local utilities, lying about cost savings, using “high-pressure tactics” to trick customers into signing contracts, and installing faulty solar panels. The lawsuit seeks civil penalties, recovery of consumer costs, and the ability for customers to cancel their contracts with the companies. In a statement, the AG emphasized that shutting down scams and bad actors in the solar energy industry will help legitimate solar businesses to succeed.