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Complaints rise to one a day as report reveals a quarter of home installations are faulty
Clarissa Bye, The Daily Telegraph, August 8, 2019 12:07am
Complaints about dodgy solar panel installations have hit more than one a day in NSW in an alarming parallel with the Rudd Labor government’s disastrous home insulation scheme with a new report showing a quarter of home installations are faulty.
While home solar panels are booming — a record 6.5 panels are being installed every minute in Australia — safety inspectors have found an alarming number failed basic safety measures.
And fraudsters are also taking advantage of the federal Government’s subsidy scheme, with phantom systems, non-licensed installers and poor quality panels disguised as approved products.
The news comes as the renewable energy regulator, the Clean Energy Regulator, reported on Wednesday a solar installer was jailed this week for more than four years for scamming $400,000 from the system.