The ACCC claims that since November 2012, distributor Euro Solar and Brisbane-based Australian Solar Panel have run advertising that suggests they manufacture or supply Australian solar panels when these are in fact manufactured in China.
The commission also claims a number of written testimonials on the australiansolarpanel.com.au website, and video testimonials on YouTube and eurosolar.com.au, were not made by genuine customers.
The move follows complaints from at least three solar companies, including Mawson Lakes-based Tindo Solar, Australia's only solar panel manufacturer.
The advertising has incensed Tindo Solar, whose manufacturing plant was officially opened by Prime Minister Julia Gillard in October, and is working to attract buyers who want to support Australian industry.
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