KIUC warns of solar scam

LIHUE —Kauai Island Utility Cooperative is warning customers about salespeople on Kauai identifying themselves as KIUC employees or contractors selling rooftop solar systems.

The salespeople, some of them going door-to-door, have been reported as saying they work for KIUC or “the electric company” and are working with KIUC to lower electric bills and soliciting customers to help Kauai achieve its renewable energy goals.

KIUC does not sell rooftop solar systems and does not employ anyone selling the systems. KIUC does not endorse or recommend particular solar installers.

“We’re receiving an increasing number of reports about aggressive or misleading sales tactics from solar contractors but this is the first time we’re hearing that salespeople are saying they’re from KIUC,” said Jim Kelly, KIUC spokesman.

KIUC can help provide information about home energy use.

If you have questions about solar or are approached by someone saying they are from KIUC, should call 246-4300.

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The Garden Island

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