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Don’t Become A Victim of A Solar Panel Installation Scam

So How Did You End Up With a Huge Property Tax Bill After You “Went Solar”? The Problem:  You are surprised with an incredibly high property tax bill which will continue for the next 20 years. How did it happen? You decided to save on your electric bill and help the environment at the same time.  You received a visit from someone who offered to help you lower your electric bill through a free government sponsored program, the PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program.  Or you were told the project would cost you some up-front costs, but you would actually make so much electricity, you could sell it back to the utility-you would make money! Who would turn down such a great offer?  Not many folks would.  But here’s the catch-the program may have some government aspects, but it isn’t free. There are other problems as well.  A senior may end up with poor workmanship on the installation or they may have been pressured into more costly upgrades: a new water heater or heating and air conditioning system, artificial turf, new windows or any number of other products. The PACE program was created in 2008 through legislation to encourage energy efficient upgrades and permit financing for those upgrades by adding the costs to a homeowner’s property tax bill. Elderly...

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