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    • ncoleran
    • By ncoleran 8th Mar 18, 6:45 PM
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    Solar panels
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    • 8th Mar 18, 6:45 PM
    Solar panels 8th Mar 18 at 6:45 PM
    A company has offered to buy my mums solar panels,(about 1/2 of what she paid for them) she will still get her cheaper electric and be payed for the energy she produces . So effectively she has another 18 years on her FIT contract but the warranty is only for another 6 so if she sells them now they will then take over the maintenance?
    Anyone know anything about this and if it is safe to do so?
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    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 8th Mar 18, 9:13 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 9:13 PM
    Welcome to the forum.

    What do you mean by 'paid for the energy she produces'? The company will get the FIT.

    I suggest you post again in the 'Green and Ethical' section of this forum.

    There are a lot of posts on this subject and these 'buy back' schemes are rightly slated - they in effect are retrospective 'Rent a Roof' schemes.

    I would advise to stay well away.
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