Website: power4home.com (dead)
Author: John Russel
Started: November 2008
The Power4Home Pro 2.0 is a DIY guide which claims to enable the creation of a domestic solar powered energy system for under $100 with locally sourced materials. John Russel, the electrician who is associated with the concept and the guidebook as the creator, claims that this system could slash conventional power usage and bills up to 80%.
The guide seems to be available on the home website for a discounted price of $47, down from the original $99. However, any attempt to purchase the guide is met with a response from host Clickbank saying that the product is inactive, no longer available and has been disabled due to limited quantities, offer period and terms of service violation.
Clickbank seems to have terminated its association with the commercial activities of the Power4Home creators. There are several links leading to or from the home website that have been pulled by Clickbank for violation of terms of service.
The Power4Home system seems to have accumulated a largely adverse series of responses from various reviewers and reviewing bodies on the internet. Reviewers with positive feedback tend to be openly promoting the sale of the product. Critics range from people who claim to have bought the product, to consumer watch-
Despite difficulty accessing the full text of Power4Home reviews on this website, there seems to be a strong suggestion of false advertising across the reviews, with as many as 68 complaints. It has been suggested by some related bloggers that attempts may even have been made to bury some of this feedback.
Power4Home is not accredited by Better Business Bureau. There seem to be over 100 complaints recorded on the BBB website with over 90 being addressed in the last year. Specifically, the product has drawn flak for being faulty along with having delivery and advertising issues. The BBB in Minnesota and North Dakota has issued warnings about Power4Home?s claims, pointing out that the information in the DIY guides is available on the internet free. After secret-
This forum has a number of detailed, extensive reports debunking the Power4Home claims. Reviewers point to misleading claims of association with various mainstream and specialist media outlets. Some reviews have also examined the ways in which Power4Home have apparently dealt with the critical reviews, including misleading rebuttals and fraudulent claims of endorsement from specialist media sources.
Reviewers seem sceptical about the Power4Home concept at best. Some forum-
Responding to queries about the legitimacy and effectiveness of the Power4Home model and guide, several users have pointed out that the basic premise of building a homemade or up-
The domain appears to be approximately four years old, with private registration. There seem to have been other websites registered around the same time bearing similar names, also with private registration.
The apparently official website for Power4Home credits one John Russel with the development and authorship of the guides. It claims that he is an electrician and energy consultant with extensive experience in the home energy sphere. There is evidence of communication with jobseekers and unresolved customer complaints from the company bearing this name. Verifying the identity of the author is problematic.