Green Mountain Energy customers not happy with solar agreement at least if these Yelp reviews have anything to say on the matter.
Amy, really offered the reality of the situation when she disclosed there was $50,000 spent on solar panels to go on her roof.
That’s half a swimming pool she could have built in her backyard. The excess energy is given away for free to Green Mountain Energy as they do not allow rollover credits anymore according to Amy.
Brandon, said Green Mountain Energy absorbs these credits and resells them without compensating the solar panel owner.
The solar electricity service game seems very lucrative if you are a retail electric provider.
This Texas solar situation seems like yet another Texas “mine field” when choosing a retail electric provider or when buying solar for that matter.
Solar Sales And Evasive Electricity Savings
When they come knocking at your door to sell you solar panels in Texas they offer some promises.
You will be told you can sell the excess energy to the retail electric provider and this will pay for your solar panel investment.
You likely have a lean on your house with the solar company you chose to do business with. A mortgage and a lean sounds a bit scary when combined with not being able to utilize the panels to pay for themselves with the excess energy created.
How do you remove the lean off your home based on what you planned out if the plan was all wrong from the get go? You won’t pay it off at the time frame you may have thought and let’s hope they installed them right so your roof doesn’t sag on top of it all.
I would be pretty hot myself if I had a $50,000 solar bank note, lean on my house, no way to sell the excess energy and many empty promises.
Hopefully something gets worked out for the millions of Texans who bought into the sales pitches and chose Texas solar panels. Is this saving the environment or lining a lot of pockets?