The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) has announced its Be Solar Smart Checklist, which the organization says offers a step-by-step guide to help consumers through the complex process of going solar. It is part of a newly released consumer tool trio that also includes a Clean Energy Consumer Bill of Rights and a Consumer Resources link list.
“We want consumers to be sold on solar but not left in the dark,” explains Jane Weissman, IREC’s president and CEO. “The checklist is an easy and clear way to getting solar panels on roofs and protecting the investments that put them there.”
According to IREC, its Be Solar Smart Checklist provides questions for consumers to ask and ways to ensure they are securing a safe installation and a fair deal. It walks through the issues that help consumers make informed decisions to meet their expectations and get the most from their investments.
IREC says its Clean Energy Consumer Bill of Rights is an unbiased tool intended to ensure that consumers have a positive experience with clean energy products, technologies, service providers, marketers, sellers and other market players, including utilities. It also serves as a guide for government agencies and consumer groups to reference for practices and protocols they should expect and require of clean energy service providers.
The Consumer Resources link list offers additional information and explanations.
IREC’s consumer tool trio can be accessed here.