Posts from category: Solar Scams


Scam alert

We have just received a call from an automated dialling system advising that the “Queensland Government Solar Grant” is ending soon and asking us to register our interest for one of the remaining grants – we would then get a call from one of the...

Solar scams alive and kicking in Australia

The headline might appear a little alarmist but yet again, I find myself personally caught up in helping consumers navigate through solar scams. It seems that despite (or perhaps because of?) the industry downturn, new solar companies continue to appear. Why anyone...

Gold Coast Solar Conman Flees

February 1, 2012 The courier mail yesterday reported that Gold Coast Solar Conman Sean Kelly has closed his latest business NEPV leaving hundreds of customers with virtually no hope of receiving installations for which they paid thousands of dollars in deposits. One...

NEWS: Another Gold Coast Solar Scam

The Courier Mail today reported that a group of residents in Hughenden had paid $60,000 in deposits to a solar company and have not had any systems installed. Full article below. Interested in solar but don’t want to be the next solar headline? Then ensure you deal...

NEWS: Local solar company owed $58,000

Last week we reported that a Brisbane based solar company was owed $1.2m by STC agent Well Being Green, today another Maroochydore company reported that they had been caught out to the tune of $58,000 after Well Being Green went into receivership. This unfortunate...

NEWS: Solar Scam victims lose $300,000

From courier mail DOZENS more victims of the solar scam exposed by The Courier-Mail this week have come forward with identical tales of woe, with evidence pointing to the fraudsters netting up to $300,000 from the scheme. Documents indicate at least 320 households in...

Dodgy Solar Power Operators Rife

This article in the Sunday Mail highlights the growing problem of dodgy solar power operators selling cheap and nasty products to consumers – buyer beware. from Sunday Mail – 26th March 2011 SHODDY workmanship and cut-price operators selling inferior products are rife...

‘Free solar’ scam: Man sentenced to 8 months in jail

 March 29, 2010 The owner of a US based San Jose solar company that advertised a “free solar program” but delivered nothing to many homeowners was sentenced last week to eight months in county jail. Peter Be, 38, of Sunnyvale, chief executive and owner of Beohana...