Sunny Days Bring Door-to-Door Solar Sales

May 28, 2024

Door-to-door solar sales in DMEA’s service territory may bring false claims and too-good-to-be-true offers.

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) once again advises members to take extra precautions regarding door-to-door solar sales. DMEA has received numerous reports that individuals allegedly in the solar power industry are visiting member homes, claiming to be affiliated with DMEA, and exhibiting pushy behavior, such as demanding to enter the home or view the member's electric bill.

While door-to-door sales is a common and legitimate business practice, DMEA reminds members it does not partner with any home solar company and urges members to follow these tips to protect themselves from bad actors.

  • DON'T fall for pushy or too-good-to-be-true pitches. Door-to-door salesmen may make bold claims such as, "This will eliminate your electric bill" or "Your electric rates are going up 40%." Not only are these untrue but these tactics are meant to incite fear or convince individuals to sign an agreement 'now' or miss out. DMEA’s electric rates have remained unchanged for five years, and the co-op is forecasting no rate increase through 2025.
  • DON'T sign any contracts to install solar generation before you call DMEA. Your best interests are our concern; some installers are only concerned with making a sale and profit - not about you. DMEA supports approximately 2,000 members with home solar and will work with members and installers to ensure a successful connection.
  • DON'T believe social media ads designed to trick you. Social media ads often mimic the appearance of an article, exaggerate savings or the need for financing, or urge you to share your address, contact information, or utility bill.

Members interested in solar power are encouraged to contact DMEA at 877-687-3632 or and speak with its Energy Services Team.