Before they were liquidated, MyPlanet used high-pressure sales tactics in order to sell their solar panels across the UK. Many people have been left out of pocket after being promised the solar panels were “self-funding”.
Every day, Claim Experts receive enquiries from people from all over the country asking for help after the mis-selling of MyPlanet solar panels. For those who our panel have helped, they have found the promises MyPlanet made never materialised, leaving them with underperforming solar panels and a debt which they are unable to pay off.
If you believe you have been mis-sold solar panels by MyPlanet, our expert panel of advisors can help you potentially claim your initial investment back, wiping out any debt from the purchase, and even fund the removal of the solar panels. Get in touch today to see how our panel of experts can help.
Who were MyPlanet Solar?
My Planet Solar Limited were a company who sold solar panels to individuals in the UK. The firm went into liquidation in 2016 and was dissolved in 2017. Their sole director, Mark Bonifacio, stated that the firm had installed more than 15,000 solar panel systems, and promised customers that they would be getting “free electricity”.
Mr Bonifacio stated that all energy calculations had been made using rigorous methodology. However, many of those who had bought solar panels started to come to the realisation that their energy output was not what was promised at the initial agreement.
MyPlanet Solar hit the headlines in September 2019 when the BBC reported that thousands of customers were complaining. Bolton resident, Tony Walch, was sold the solar panels by MyPlanet on the promise he would be better off by £30,000 over 20 years. Mr Walch took out a loan of £15,000 but he has since said the panels did not generate the amount of electricity he was promised.
Unfortunately, this an all too familiar story.
Were you sold “self-funding MyPlanet Solar Panels?
MyPlanet’s solar panels typically cost several thousands of pounds. In order to fund the purchase, MyPlanet would agree a finance deal with one of a number of banks, such as Barclays or Clydesdale. MyPlanet customers were then told that this debt would be paid off over time due to the solar panels saving them money on monthly energy bills.
In some cases, customers were even told that they may end up making money through a system called the “feed-in tariff”, where any unused extra energy would be put back into the national grid.
In our panel's experience, neither of these promises were kept. Many of their clients have had to top up their monthly repayments out of their own savings due to the solar panels not performing to their promised capability. This has left many in a serious financial situation with lots of debt.
What can I claim compensation for?
Claim Experts can help those who have purchased solar panels from MyPlanet using a method of credit in the past six years. Our experienced panel of advisors can help you recover compensation for any losses that you might have incurred due to the mis-selling.
The compensation awarded to you covers the following:
- Your initial investment
- Any existing balance of your finance agreement
- The cost of removing the solar panels
- The cost to repair your property if there is damage
Our panel of mis-sold solar panel solicitors understands the stress and strain the large monthly repayments can put on those who have purchased solar panels. This compensation can put your mind at ease, and put you in the financial position you were in before you first dealt with MyPlanet Solar.
Do I have a MyPlanet Solar Panel Claim?
When you speak to an expert solar panel claim solicitor, they will go through a few questions to determine whether you have a claim. Some of these questions include:
- Did you purchase the solar panels in the last six years?
- Did you purchase the panels using finance?
- Are the panels not performing to their promised standard?
- Were you misled about the financial benefits of the solar panels?
- Are you left with a substantial deficit each month between those financial benefits and the finance repayments?
- Is the equipment faulty or installed incorrectly?
If you answer yes to one or more of the above questions, it is likely you will have a claim for compensation.
MyPlanet are no longer trading – How can I claim against them?
When MyPlanet went into liquidation in 2016, many people were worried they had lost their money forever. However, you are still protected by law to claim compensation, even if the solar panel company no longer exists.
This is due to Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, which states that if you purchased items over £100 using a finance agreement or credit card, you are protected by law.
If you believe you have a claim against MyPlanet, Claim Experts can still help you bring a claim for compensation against them for the mis-selling and misrepresentation. Get in touch today to see if our panel of solicitors can help.
Start your MyPlanet Solar Claim Today
Do you believe you have been mis-sold underperforming or faulty solar panels? Were you promised a return on investment that has not materialised? Let our solar panel advisors help you on your first steps towards mis-sold solar panel compensation today.
Our legal panel has experience in bringing successful claims against solar panel companies and finance brokers who finance the selling of them.