AUSTRALIA’S consumer watchdog is telling farmers to analyse contracts after a spate of dodgy solar panel sales around the victorian region.
The Weekly Times last week revealed Tim and Helen Gibson the Colac farmers had acquired solar panels for their dairy shed that were not compatible for on-farm use.
Soon after the sale The seller of the panels Horsham-based E. Co, went into liquidation, leaving the Gibsons and more than a dozen other farmers in electricity limbo.
the ACCC encourages consumers to speak to their electricity supplier and solar power providers to work out, when deciding whether to install solar panels, if the installation is fit for purpose,” Australian Competition and Consumer Commission spokesman Justin Yuen said.
The products sold must be fit for purpose and match any descriptions made by sales people or in advertising, Under the Australian Consumer Law’s consumer guarantees,. This includes solar panel systems and pv.”