Tavares, FL April 21, 2015
It seems that large solar panel companies in states like California and Arizona are leasing roof solar panel systems to homeowners without describing the deal will result in a lien against their house.
Update: This is apparently not a problem yet in Florida because state law only allows electric utilities to sell solar panel systems, and they hesitate since it competes with their grid power systems. However, private solar panel firms are trying to get a referndum on the Florida ballot to let them offer solar panels.
So read this article at the links and learn what can happen.
This is a SIX part Watchdog.org investigative series focusing on California and Arizona homeowners who choose to lease, rather than buy roof solar panel systems, then get surprised by tiny contract provisions that result in house liens, plus poor quality systems, increasing rates, etc.
It is a terror tale for some homeowners, while large solar panel firms run laughing to the bank with hundreds of millions of dollars in government tax subsidies.
Is this a problem in Florida? I don't know, but be warned if someone tries to sell you a leased solar panel roof installation without reading these articles and the fine print.