Can I trust ‘EDF partner’ offering solar panel deal?

I have received unsolicited calls from a company alleging that it is representing EDF and offering to visit my home and assess if I qualify for solar energy with a government grant. However I rang EDF’s English-speaking helpline and the assistant did not recognise the firm. It has called again – is there a list of EDF partner companies? B.A.

The fact that the firm is repeatedly cold-calling you is a bad sign, especially as unscrupulous companies scamming people over solar panel deals is a recognised problem - so much so that the government’s consumer protection agency DGCCRF, among others, has issued warnings.

An EDF spokesman said it and ...

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