Proving ownership of solar panels

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Hi All,
We had solar panels installed in 2013 through a company called pretty green energy who have since gone bust, we paid half of the installation up front with the remainder to be paid via the feed in tariff.
I have been doing some enquiring around this and it seems the panels where registered when installed but never registered on any feed in tariff. I cant prove that they are mine as the company no longer exists and i cant get the registration details as I cant prove ownership of the panels so cant get any benefit apart from the saving when they are generating.
I just seem to be going around in circles so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Gav

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  • Jonboy_1984
    Jonboy_1984 Posts: 1,226 Forumite
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    Does anything show on the land registry, such as any air-space lease or charge on the property?

    Looking at their liquidators filings on companies house there is no suggestion of a pre-pack administration with any assets being sold elsewhere.
  • Krakkkers
    Krakkkers Posts: 1,134 Forumite
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    Why were they never registered for FIT? assuming 4kwp they would be making £1000 a year now.
    Where is your original receipt?
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    Hi All,
    We had solar panels installed in 2013 through a company called pretty green energy who have since gone bust, we paid half of the installation up front with the remainder to be paid via the feed in tariff.
    I have been doing some enquiring around this and it seems the panels where registered when installed but never registered on any feed in tariff. I cant prove that they are mine as the company no longer exists and i cant get the registration details as I cant prove ownership of the panels so cant get any benefit apart from the saving when they are generating.
    I just seem to be going around in circles so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    Gav
    I am sorry but your post doesn’t make a lot of sense. You say that you paid 50% upfront for the panels and the rest is being paid via the feed in tariff (FIT). For that to be the case, your panels must have been registered for FIT payments. If not, consider yourself lucky as you have an array for a lot less than you agreed to pay. If your panels were registered, then it doesn’t follow that the FIT money was being paid to a failed installer. Often FITs were re-assigned to a third-party finance company. You can check FIT registration by emailing this address: FITRegister@ofgem.gov.uk

    The FIT Scheme closed to new registrations some years ago, and you are well past the retrospective registration date. If the panels were never registered, then your only option is payments under the Special Export Guarantee Scheme. To apply for this scheme, you will need a smart meter; proof of ownership (receipt); your MCS Certificate* and proof from your District Network Operator (DNO) that it was notified of your installation. Armed with this information, your supplier will then apply to your DNO for an export MPAN for your smart meter.



    *How can I get my MCS certificate?

    Your Installer should issue your MCS certificate within 10-working days of your installation being completed.

    You can check whether an MCS certificate exists by calling the MCS Helpdesk on 0333 103 8130. You will need to know the technology type of the system and the full address (including postcode) of where the system is installed.

    If you have never received a certificate, if you require a copy of your certificate or, if you require an amendment, you should contact your original MCS certified installer in the first instance to request this.

    If your original Installer is no longer MCS certified or, is no longer trading, then the MCS Helpdesk Team will support you with your certificate query.

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