Founded by David Bradley and based out of Ontario, CA, the Power Freedom system claims to help decrease your dependency on power companies, make you 100% immune to blackouts, brownouts, and civil emergencies, and to reduce your power expenses by 75% or more. David claims that he’s a “certified solar energy installer,” and has discovered a “secret loophole” that can help you slash your power expenses, and even sell electricity back to the power companies.
The company is not registered with the Better Business Bureau, and the overwhelming majority of customer reviews appear to be negative (see last section for more information).
What’s Included in the Power Freedom System?
The Power Freedom System claims to be “a map to power freedom,” and while this sounds very exotic, it’s essentially just a guide on how to build and install solar panels on your home. The system claims to not require any special skillsets or technical knowhow, and can be used by anyone.
At the core of the Power Freedom System are three DVDs:
The Truth About Renewable Energy – Includes information such as why governmental control is causing electricity prices to increase, why current solar panel systems cost as much as they do, and the “Renewable Energy Myth.”
The 100-Point Home Energy Audit – Includes information on why it’s a good idea to have your home’s energy usage audited, and how to make your home more energy efficient.
The Power Freedom Installation Guide: How To Install Your Very Own Solar Power Plant – Claimed to be like a “Home Power Bible,” this video includes step-by-step instructions in everyday language on how to install your power system.
In addition, the Power Freedom System also comes with a printed manual, which reiterates everything shown in the three videos, as well as sources for discounted parts, and how to avoid problems. Lastly, you’ll also receive software that helps you with solar panel placement, and estimates your energy savings.
According to the Power Freedom System website, you’ll also receive three “valuable bonuses” with your order:
- How to Build Your Own Solar Furnace – eBook that outlines the steps you need to take to build a furnace that runs solely on solar power.
- Done-For-You Government Rebate Software – Helps you “dig through the red tape” to find all rebates applicable to the cost of your new solar power system. Claims that it can help you save you up to 30%.
- How to Set Up a “Telepathic” Power Monitor System – Allows you to use your iPhone or Android-based phone to monitor you power usage from anywhere.
Along with the three primary DVDs and three “bonuses,” you’ll also be provided with an email address you can contact in case you run into any problems, or have questions that aren’t answered in the existing material.
Power Freedom Pricing & Refund Policy
The Power Freedom System claims to provide you with $394.97 worth of information for just $47. The website claims that the system is normally sent via ground shipping, but will be upgraded to expedited shipping at no additional cost once you place your order.
The Power Freedom System comes with a 60-day money back guarantee, which will fully refund your money if you’re not completely satisfied, less shipping and handling charges. Along with the product, you’ll also need to include a copy of your order confirmation (or email address you used when ordering) inside the package.
Furthermore, if you follow all the instructions in the material and still don’t see a reduction in your energy bills, the website also claims to offer a “100% Satisfaction Double Guarantee.” However, just one sentence later, it claims to offer a triple money back guarantee. We were unable to locate any additional information about the Double or Triple money back guarantees, and even the Return & Refund page on the company’s website only provides information about the basic 60-day guarantee. With this in mind, you may want to contact the company directly for clarification.
Bottom Line: Is the Power Freedom System a Scam?
First, the Power Freedom System sales video uses a lot of derogatory terms such as “idiots,” “thieves,” “crooks,” “Nazis,” and “liars” quite often throughout their video, and talks frequently about a “grand secret electric conspiracy.” In other words, it’s basically intended to make you angry and scare you into purchasing the system. When you see this type of sales approach, it is often a red flag that you may encounter a scam.
Next, based on our research, the Power Freedom System does not provide all the information it claims. It’s basically a high level overview about how to build a solar electric system, but does not provide any in-depth information about how to accomplish this. Furthermore, according to several online reviews, there is no way a solar panel system can be built and installed this cheaply, and that provides this much power.
Lastly, numerous consumers have complained that there is little to no customer support, with some having experienced run-arounds for months, without ever having their problems resolved. This includes everything from simple questions about the product, all the way to refund requests.
Bottom line: If you decide to purchase the Power Freedom System, keep in mind that you’re very likely going to be disappointed with the information it contains, and that you’ll ultimately be out $47 of your hard-earned money.