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    • pebrey
    • By pebrey 21st Jun 17, 11:22 AM
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    Isis Solar - Free Panels - something fishy going on?
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    • 21st Jun 17, 11:22 AM
    Isis Solar - Free Panels - something fishy going on? 21st Jun 17 at 11:22 AM
    We were one of the many households that jumped on the ISIS Solar bandwagon back in 2011 and had free solar panels installed.

    We are just coming to sell our house, and I've found out that ISIS Solar have gone out of business, so in theory ownership of the panels should revert back to me.

    However, I've been doing some research and it's a bit more complicated, so I'd really like some input or if anyone has any further information.

    Here's what I found so far:

    ISIS Solar were incorporated on 2nd July 2010. Administrators were appointed on 24th November 2015, and the company was dissolved on 8th March 2017.

    ISIS Solar 1 was incorporated on 26th August 2010. It's still marked as active, but they have only ever filed accounts for a dormant company (Lsst filing for the period to 30th March, 2016)

    ISIS Solar 2 was incorporated on 14th June 2010 as Switch Energy. Name changed to ISIS Solar 2 on 30th Nov 2010. A compulsory strike-off notice was issued on 18th Oct 2011, and that notice was discontinued on 11th Feb 2012. Once again, this company have only ever submitted accounts for a dormant company.

    All of the "Accounts for a dormant company" submissions show a balance sheet of just the share capital (£100), and no assets.

    On checking my contract / roof lease is with ISIS Solar 2, and as far as I am aware, that is who we dealt with (and have spoken to a number of times since).

    But, none of the phone numbers for ISIS Solar (0, 1 or 2) work. I spoke to the administrators for the original ISIS Solar company, and they said that the original ISIS solar was just a holding company for the others, and that the contracts were now being looked after by Solar O&M. Incorporated 15th September 2015. (Unsurprisingly by the same directors at the same address).

    So, ISIS solar was a holding company for at least 2 other ISIS Solar companies, none of which have ever declared any assets, despite having contracts in place for the solar panels. Those subsidiary companies have been declaring dormant accounts, and now the contracts are been managed by another un-related company (Which shows big liabilities on the balance sheet - as if they maybe bought the contracts?).

    It's all very suspicious in my mind. Can anyone shed any light?
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    • Lala51
    • By Lala51 28th Aug 17, 8:47 AM
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    Yes I can help you there. My house caught fire recently and my contract was with Isis Solar/1/2 ..whatever. I finally got hold of a man called Ian from Solar O & M who are a management company apparently. Still fishy, never answers phone email only.. Going to solicitor to check out. Will let you know situation. Ian Gilbert 07572221421. Hope this helps.
    • cadillaccts
    • By cadillaccts 7th Sep 17, 1:34 PM
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    Isis
    I'm in the process of changing my mortgage and having issues re the panels.

    I guess it's a case of contacting this Ian guy ( if he answers ) and resolving the outstanding queries.
    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 7th Sep 17, 2:22 PM
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    I'm in the process of changing my mortgage and having issues re the panels.

    I guess it's a case of contacting this Ian guy ( if he answers ) and resolving the outstanding queries.
    Originally posted by cadillaccts
    If you've leased your roof to a solar panel company, the problem is probably that the lease doesn't conform to CML (Council of Mortgage Lenders) Handbook minimum requirements.

    Take look here: https://www.cml.org.uk/lenders-handbook/solar-panels-and-the-lenders-handbook/

    To sort the problem, the solar panel company will have to agree to vary (change) the lease.

    (They may or may not agree, and they may or may not charge you to do it.)
    • JimiH
    • By JimiH 22nd Nov 17, 11:46 PM
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    I'm in the process of changing my mortgage and having issues re the panels.

    I guess it's a case of contacting this Ian guy ( if he answers ) and resolving the outstanding queries.
    Originally posted by cadillaccts
    Iím was with ISIS too, how did you get on?

    Regards

    Geoff
    • JimiH
    • By JimiH 23rd Nov 17, 7:43 PM
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    Just sent a text to this guy, see if he replies?
    What was the email address you used?

    Regards

    Geoff
    • Morgan46
    • By Morgan46 9th Jan 18, 7:38 PM
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    ISIS solar
    Hi people I am also with ISIS solar and have a problem I canít contact them and they are not working has anyone got any news whatís going on or contact details
    Or has anyone managed to get the FIT transferred or got the MCS sertificate
    • Morgan46
    • By Morgan46 9th Jan 18, 8:10 PM
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    ISIS solar
    Hi could you let me know how you get on I am have in good the same problem have contract with ISIS solar2 rent a roof they are not working can’t contact anyone I am not allowed to work on them can’t sell my house can’t get the paperwork help sstrang5261@gmail.com
    Last edited by Morgan46; 09-01-2018 at 8:10 PM. Reason: Missed part
    • Morgan46
    • By Morgan46 9th Jan 18, 8:12 PM
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    Hi I am in the same situation
    Can you email any up to date info I will do the same for you but you seem to have found out as much as me at the moment sstrang5261@gmail.com
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 9th Jan 18, 8:16 PM
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    To the poster above^^^^
    it's inadvisable to post your personal email address on a public forum.

    I would suggest you edit your posts to remove that information pdq.
    • Morgan46
    • By Morgan46 9th Jan 18, 9:57 PM
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    Isis
    Thank you for your concern
    I have no problem with this email being public
    My biggest problem is ISIS solar
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 10th Jan 18, 1:53 AM
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    I have no problem with this email being public
    Originally posted by Morgan46
    Tell us that again when you are bombarded with SPAM messages.
    • Pommie82
    • By Pommie82 26th Jan 18, 11:20 PM
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    Are our roofs being sold from over us?
    I too had a "Free PV installation" bt ISIS Solar / Mark group in 2012 , no issues until the last year when the output has decreased.
    I was approached this week by another company informing me that the Inverter is not part of the service contract for my installation, and that the company who I bought the installation from had gone into receivership. "But dont worry we can replace the old inverter for a discounted price". I queried this as I had not purchased the installtion, only leased my roof for a peppercorn. they then asked who the Company was, suspicious as they told me that the Company had gone broke. The call got evasive and asked for the name of the company. At this point I said I would get back to them.
    Started digging, Mark Group (the contracted installer and Maintainer) are in receivership
    Deloitte are the receiver and the responsible officer is Nahmyer BegHam (Apologies for spelling) who is contactable on 01216955303. Deloitte switchboard is 01216955303.
    I tried to track down ISIS-Solar but they are listed as Not Active on the Companies house register as previously mentioned. Not apparently in receivership
    If you follow the Director, Lawrence James Armstrong Buckley, he is now a Director of 2 Interesting companies Share Solar PLC and Ecossol PV ltd.
    These companies appear to be Crowdfunding the purchase of Domestic Roof rental FIT tarrifs.
    Are our roofs being sold from over us?
    I am going to try and find from the MCS who now "Owns" the FIT contract for my house and whether these can be bought and sold on the open market WITHOUT informing the owner of the home (The Landlord in my contract) or the Mortgage company who are a joint owner.
    Watch this space.
    • Lee1970
    • By Lee1970 5th Jul 18, 3:22 PM
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    Old thread i know but did anyone get any answers on this? I have a system that needs looking at and could do with a contact.
    • dickiemick
    • By dickiemick 10th Aug 18, 8:55 AM
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    ISIS Solar problem
    I have exactly the same situation, ISIS 2 solar on my roof with no knowledge of who owns them, I have no idea if I am benefitting at all. I am thinking of switching them off to maybe trigger someone from the owning company to contact me re the lack of activity. Would that work.
    Lawrence Buckley is a director of 27 companies and possibly is just a c** man!
    If anyone out there can offer advice as to who I speak to to find out who now owns my panels I would be really grateful. I was sold this plan in 2011 after hearing the boss (L Buckley i guess) of Jeremy Vine show on Radio 2 all seem legit but after 1 call and an email report giving performance readings in 2012 NOTHING!
    • dickiemick
    • By dickiemick 10th Aug 18, 5:09 PM
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    ISIS Solar problem
    If anyone has been sucked in by ISIS Solar 0,1 or 2 over the past years and are now trying to find WHO OWNS the panels on your roof I have finally got some detail.

    The "Organisational Generator of the installation" is Residential PV Trading Limited which are registered at Calder & CO 16 Charles II Street London SW1Y4NW and the the installation is registered with Good Energy Ltd. for the Feed in Tariff.

    Unfortunately there are no contact details for this company and both Calder and Good Energy have been asked to make contact with Residential PV Trading to make contact with me.

    I am completely disillusioned with the whole process and every organisation I contact hides behind The Data Protection Act.

    As and when there are any updates (don't ho;ld your breath) I will let you know.
    • Lee1970
    • By Lee1970 3rd Sep 18, 10:06 PM
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    I to found that the FIT payment is being managed by Good Energy but they wont talk to me at all. Did you manage to get any further with your investigation?


    If anyone has been sucked in by ISIS Solar 0,1 or 2 over the past years and are now trying to find WHO OWNS the panels on your roof I have finally got some detail.

    The "Organisational Generator of the installation" is Residential PV Trading Limited which are registered at Calder & CO 16 Charles II Street London SW1Y4NW and the the installation is registered with Good Energy Ltd. for the Feed in Tariff.

    Unfortunately there are no contact details for this company and both Calder and Good Energy have been asked to make contact with Residential PV Trading to make contact with me.

    I am completely disillusioned with the whole process and every organisation I contact hides behind The Data Protection Act.

    As and when there are any updates (don't ho;ld your breath) I will let you know.
    Originally posted by dickiemick
    • emptywallet
    • By emptywallet 7th Oct 18, 9:18 PM
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    ISIS Solar problem
    I also have the panels fitted in 2011. In the contract, it states that they (Isis) will insure the system, including Public Liability Insurance (clause 5.2.1).

    Is this insurance still in operation, or if not, is it a breach of terms? How would one go about checking?
    • NikEvel
    • By NikEvel 12th Nov 18, 4:05 PM
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    Isis solar
    Hi, I to have solar panels fitted by ISIS 2 in 2011 and was wondering if anyone has any luck in finding out who owns the solar panels or how we can revert ownership back to ourselves?

    I have recently had phone calls confirming they were out of business but when I questioned them further they hung up!!

    Is there any organisations what we can contact to get help (consumer rights)?
    • Solar panel leaser
    • By Solar panel leaser 13th Dec 18, 8:15 PM
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    Contact for ISIS Solar 2
    I am in same situation. I informed them using the registered office address that I am selling the house. No reply. Sale has fallen through as lender not approving mortgage. Apparently you now have to buy out your lease through their management company Calder and Co Chartered accountants telephone 02078396655. Cost upwards of £20,000!!! Time to call in the solicitors I think. Anyone else gone through this process and has gotten legal advice?
    • Lee1970
    • By Lee1970 11th Jan 19, 9:53 AM
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    Update on this and it is complicated so keep with me. I have spoken with a guy called Ian Gilbert who is the operations manager for Solar O&M Limited. They are managing the systems installed by ISIS. The Lease for the systems have been transferred to a company called Domestic Solar Limited in April 2011 so they now own and operate the systems and get the feed in tariff. They are using a company called Billsave based in Leicester as a contractor to check and repair the systems. Apparently Billsave was formed when Mark Group that did the original installs was taken into liquidation.

    Ian tells me that he will sort out a Deed of Variation if i ever want to sell the house so the lease complies with the latest Council of Mortgage lenders guidelines.

    If anyone wants to contact Ian please send me a PM and i will forward you his contact details. To be far he has responded to me very quickly when i actually got some contact details.
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