Time Magazine Interview’s K&C’s Kevin Kneupper About Solar Power Lawsuits
Kevin Kneupper, co-founder of Kneupper & Covey, was interviewed by Time Magazine for an article they recently published about the darker side of the residential solar power industry. You can read Time’s article about the problems in the solar power industry here. Journalist Alana Semuels conducted an in-depth investigation into why the solar power industry has so many problems – and why state and federal regulators have been reluctant to step in. Ms. Semuels can be found on Twitter here.
Mr. Kneupper spoke about the lawsuits the firm is seeing and about the problems one of the firm’s clients has been having trying to get a particular company, Spruce Power, to stop trying to collect debts against him even after he won his claims in an arbitration while represented by Mr. Kneupper. Kneupper & Covey has used state debt collection laws to fight back against unlawful collection when clients have established breach of contract by the companies that sold them solar.
Kneupper & Covey has been a leading law firm fighting back against abuses by the solar power industry, and has represented consumer clients in a variety of situations. This includes taking on victims of the Pink Energy bankruptcy to file claims against the lenders, suing solar companies whose salespeople made false promises, and even situations where elderly customers have had their signatures forged to sign them up to contracts for solar power they’d never even read. The attorneys at K&C believe that solar companies that engage in abuses like this are engaged in especially reprehensible conduct because they are mistreating people who bought solar power hoping to help the environment and do their part. When those customers get punished by unfair or deceptive practices, or are stuck with shoddy solar installations by companies who don’t care about them, it discourages others from installing solar power as well. The industry has a huge problem, and if regulators don’t step in, private attorneys should.
Kevin Kneupper is known not only for his legal fights on behalf of consumers, but for explaining lawsuits on TikTok.