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President Trump’s Tariffs Deal Crippling Blow to Solar Industry: Info from Solar Contractors in Albuquerque, NM

April 19, 2018 7:12 pm Published by

In what was considered by experts to be a crippling blow to the renewable energy industry, President Donald Trump implemented an ill-advised tariff on imported solar panels in January. Now an industry that has been left reeling by the decision is attempting to figure out where its future is in the United States. Under the decision, the United States will impose tariffs of up to 30 percent on any solar equipment made internationally and brought to the United States. The decision could significantly handicap what has been a $28 billion industry that generally uses parts made abroad for 80 percent... View Article

New Mexico Attorney General Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Vivint Solar

April 5, 2018 7:12 pm Published by

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas recently filed a 17-count civil complaint against Vivint Solar, a company based in Utah. The lawsuit includes allegations of fraud, racketeering and unfair business practices. A press release issued by the Attorney General’s office indicated that an investigation conducted by the office led to the discovery of evidence that actions by Vivint in New Mexico led to “hundreds of clouded titles” to residents’ homes. The investigation also uncovered evidence that the company uses a variety of high-pressure sales techniques and strategies purposefully intended to mislead customers and lock them into 20-year contracts, during which... View Article