Anesco TGHC Ltd The Green Home Company (South.)

Hi,
I am looking at buying a property where a Solar panel lease was added to the roof from Anesco (previously TGHC Ltd).
I did see a previous thread from 2012-2013 on here,
Documents provided are very open to interpretation, and does not explain how the lease will be continued, paid for, and how the export information is collected.
There is no SEG information provided.
Most recent bill does not show any form of export of the solar panels taking place e.g. a deduction in the bill, SEG licence code, etc.,

Does anyone have experience with Anesco? Are they a good company?
Does anyone still have a contract with Anesco and can explain how this works, including what if I over use the electricity produced, do I get fined by Anesco?

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  • QrizB
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    edited 7 December 2023 at 5:13PM
    "Rent a roof" schemes like this get regularly discussed on the Green and Ethical sub-forum here.
    Documents provided are very open to interpretation, and does not explain how the lease will be continued, paid for, and how the export information is collected.
    The lease will be for 20 or 25 years, the duration of the FIT payments. The owner at the time of installation will have allowed the rent-a-roof solar company to install the panels, in exchange for beneficial use of the electricity they generate. There are no ongoing payments to the home owner.
    Generation readings are often via a private smart metering arrangement. Export payments are deemed.
    There is no SEG information provided.
    Most recent bill does not show any form of export of the solar panels taking place e.g. a deduction in the bill, SEG licence code, etc.
    Export payments are claimed by the lessee as part of the FIT. There are no export payments or SEG paid to the homeowner. It will not appear on the homeowner's energy bill, other than due to the homowner using less grid electricity than they otherwise would.
    Does anyone have experience with Anesco? Are they a good company?
    Most rent-a-roof companies are absentee tenants, and you will rarely have to contact them.
    If the panels stop exporting or fall below expected yields, they will be in touch.
    In addition, you're likely to see a meter reader on an infrequent basis.
    Does anyone still have a contract with Anesco and can explain how this works, including what if I over use the electricity produced, do I get fined by Anesco?
    You cannot over-use the electricity generated.
    There can be mortgageability prblems with some rent-a-roof contracts. It's often worth asking the vndor to buy out the lease as a condition of sale. Once the lease has been bought out, the panels will belong to the householder who can in turn arrange SEG etc.
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