TASMANIANS have come forward with their solar panel bungle stories as pressure heightens on Workplace Relations Minister David O'Byrne to scrap permits for installing systems.
Retailers, installers and consumers have all expressed confusion about the laws, with some suggesting systems are still being installed without following building regulations.
Adam Lucock, of Launceston, said he received an email from his retailer regarding the regulations last week, believing they were previously not aware.
``Considering this has a major effect in whether my house will be suitable for the amount of panels I have ordered and the council have the power to decline my application which will force me to lose my $560 deposit already paid, I find this unacceptable,'' Mr Lucock said.
``At the end of the day I am trying to do something positive and provide clean, renewable energy to my household and all I can see is a blatant cash grab.''
One man, who purchased a large number of panels prior to the feed-in tariff changes last month, said Launceston City Council's advice differed to that contained in Workplace Standards' memo - with neither the retailer or installer mentioning the need for council approval during their negotiations.
Another told The Examiner's Facebook page that a relative bought solar panels four months ago, without being told of the need for a permit, and could not put them up without them.
The Government insists it has consulted since the latest changes in November 2012, and is currently reviewing the measure, focusing on whether large systems require building permits from an engineering perspective.