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Use caution when choosing a solar installer

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More and more people want to put solar panels on their home and sell power back to the power company.

That's what customers of Solar Deal USA thought they were doing. But one customer waited four months for the company owner to bother to send in the correct paperwork, while another wound up having company owner Willie Akers arrested when he pocketed her $10,000 down payment. She says he demanded even more up front money.

FOX 5 I-Team reporter Randy Travis warns: be careful who you choose to put in that money-saving system. Click the video above to watch the report!

Interested in solar power? While Georgia Power says they don't recommend specific solar system types or installers, they do recommend using a solar installer who is certified by the North AmericanBoard of Certified Energy Practitioners. Click here for more information: NABCEPand find certified professionals in Georgia.

Click here for more information about solar power from Georgia Power.

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