PITTSBURGH – Pink Energy, a national solar panel installation company, closed its doors last week – after months of financial difficulties and customer complaints. Now hundreds of customers are in the dark.

Imagine paying $60,000 for something that doesn’t work. That’s exactly what a local man says happened to him. Now, he wants Pink Energy to fix the problem or give him his money back and take away the solar panels as well.

“I basically have a $60,000 system on my roof and in my basement that does nothing for me,” said Pink Energy customer Justun.

After months of research and actively making changes to save energy, Justun decided to finally pull the trigger, and buy solar panels for his home in Etna.

“Everything is good. I didn’t find any complaints anywhere,” said Justun.

In April 2022, he had Pink Energy install 15 solar panels, a large financial investment that he hopes will save him later.

“Right now I’m stuck with a 215-dollar solar, and a 270-dollar electric bill,” Justun said.

But instead of saving, Justun is paying double – an electric bill from Duquesne Light on top of the loan used to pay for solar energy.

“It’s not complete, so it doesn’t work,” Justun said.

He now has to pay for the extra check out of pocket.

“They should have changed my electric meter. They never changed my electricity meter,” said Justun.

Online victim groups have sprung up sharing similar stories. The North Carolina and Ohio Attorney Generals have both opened investigations.

“I want the panels to come off the roof or it will work,” Justun said.

Pink Energy did not get back to 11 News when we reached out.

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