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AG Tong sues solar company over predatory sales and sloppy work

Attorney General William Tong is filing a lawsuit against Vision Solar LLC after receiving 14 consumer complaints.

Vision Solar has been offering its services in Connecticut as a registered Home Improvement Contractor installing residential solar systems since December 2020. But beginning in August 2021, Tong’s office received complaints that the company’s representatives engaged in predatory sales tactics aimed at of elderly and disabled consumers and offered incorrect information on financing and tax benefits from solar panel installations. The company was also accused of sloppy workmanship that resulted in lower energy generation and completed projects that never obtained the necessary permits needed to connect the solar systems to the grid.

“We’re investigating numerous complaints regarding high-pressure solar industry sales tactics, but Vision Solar’s predatory practices are far and away the worst we have seen,” Tong said. “Vision Solar preyed on low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners, pressuring them into unaffordable loans for solar panels that in some cases were never activated. Their egregious misconduct appears to have violated multiple laws, and we’re going to hold them accountable. Our lawsuit seeks to get money back for Vision customers, as well as fines and court orders to stop Vision from engaging in these unfair and deceptive practices.”

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Phil Hall's writing for Westfair Communications has earned multiple awards from the Connecticut Press Club and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. He is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News and the author of 11 books (including the new release "100 Years of Wall Street Crooks," published by Bicep Books). He is also the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," host of the WAPJ-FM talk show "Nutmeg Chatter" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog, Profit Confidential, The MReport and StockNews.com. Outside of journalism, he is also a horror movie actor - usually playing the creepy villain who gets badly killed at the end of each film.

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