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Comment for FTC Workshop Examining Competition and Consumer Protection Issues in the Rooftop Solar Business

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@National    Arizona   
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office submits this comment to outline the consumer protection issues encountered in Arizona regarding the rooftop solar industry and the steps taken by this office to address such issues. Although solar technology has the potential to provide many benefits to consumers, misrepresentations about rooftop solar are regrettably common. Because Arizona is fortunate to have abundant year-round sunshine, many rooftop solar businesses look to do business in Arizona. This has positioned the Arizona Attorney General’s Office to assume a leading role in confronting the unscrupulous side of the rooftop solar industry. This comment consists of, first, a summary of several categories of common misrepresentations this office encounters regarding rooftop solar and, second, a summary of cases brought by the Arizona Attorney General against companies that violated Arizona’s Consumer Fraud Act.