BEMIDJI (AP) - The Minnesota attorney general's office says an increasing number of people around the state are sending complaints about offers to subscribe to solar gardens.

Some of the complaints fielded by the office are from residents who say they're getting too many calls, while some are from residents who have subscribed to solar gardens and fear they're being ripped off. Many people are confused about whether the offers they're receiving in the mail or via social media make sense for them.

Deputy Attorney General James Canaday says the confusion is justified, because the solar garden business is new.

Solar gardens are a way for consumers to buy solar power from an energy company without installing panels on their homes.