Consumer tips before you invest in solar panels | Call 4 Action
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Purchasing solar panels can be a significant investment, and you want to make sure you can actually take advantage of that investment.
Kathy Gramm, a Kentucky woman who owns a farm and boarding school, bought solar panels to save money, but is now unable to use them after her electricity company, Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation, put locks on because she did not adhere to her liability policy.
“You’re not paying my policy. Why should I have it on? “Gramm told News4. “If they had a legitimate interest I would put them on the policy, but they don’t. You don’t pay me to be here. “
In Scottsville, KY, Kathy Gramm is proud of her 28 acres, her seven horse boarding business, and the three horses she owns.
What Should Consumers Know Before Buying Solar Panels?
News4 reached out to Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation for their expertise on the matter.
When it comes to specific rules and guidelines, Middle Tennessee Electric strongly encourages members to contact them before signing any contract with a solar provider. Like Tri-County, MTE must approve how the solar system will be connected to the grid.
When it comes to liability insurance, Middle Tennessee Electric says it depends on the insurer. They also recommend taking out liability insurance whenever something is connected to the power grid that could push energy back into the lines.
Middle Tennessee Electric also gave some consumer tips:
Before buying a solar panel, do your research, get several offers and don’t make a decision. Also, check with your accountant to see if the tax credit is acceptable.