Electrical Installation & Maintenance

Solar Edge Solar PV Inverters

Solar Edge Standard Warranty

Solar Edge inverters come with a standard 12 year warranty with optimiser boxes carrying a 25 year warranty. The new Solar Edge HD-Wave inverter range now has the option for extending their warranty to 20 or 25 years due to the use of thin film capacitors in place of the usual electrolytic capacitors which form an inevitable point of failure over time.

Is my Solar Edge inverter still under warranty?

If you wish to know if your Solar Edge inverter is still under warranty then contact us with your inverter make, model and serial number and we will be able to advise, the serial number should be located on a sticker on the side of the inverter.

Solar Edge accessories and add on equipment

Solar Edge have a range of bolt...

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SMA Solar PV Inverters

SMA Solar Inverter Standard Warranties

SMA Solar Inverters come with a minimum standard 5 year warranty period. SMA offer the options to extend their minimum warranty up to 20 years. Some installers/resellers take out the extended warranties to incentivise purchases, so it is well worth checking out if you have one of the extended warranty packages against your inverter. This may make all the difference if your inverter is faulty.

Is my SMA inverter still under warranty?

If you wish to know if your SMA inverter is still under warranty then contact us with your inverter make, model and serial number and we will be able to advise, the serial number should be located on a sticker on the side of the inverter.

Who are SMA?

SMA were formed in 1981 and...

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Growatt Solar PV Inverters

Growatt Solar Inverter Standard Warranties

Growatt Solar Inverters arrive with a minimum standard 60 months (5 years) warranty period. Growatt offer the option to extend their minimum warranty up to a maximum of 10 years. Some installers/resellers take out the extended warranties to incentivise purchases so it is well worth checking out if you have one of the extended warranty packages against your inverter. This may make all the difference if your inverter is faulty.

Is my Growatt inverter still under warranty?

Growatt have a strict warranty replacement policy which must be adhered to. This policy requires the completion of forms prior to the returning or acceptance of any warranty claims. C Gascoigne Ltd. can take care of any warranty claim from start to finish. If you wish to know...

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GoodWe Solar PV Inverters

GoodWe Solar Inverter Standard Warranties

GoodWe Solar Inverters arrive with a minimum standard 66 month (5 years, 6 month) warranty period and some models have a standard 126 months (10 years, 6 months) warranty so it's worth checking which one you have. GoodWe offer the option to extend their minimum 66 month warranty up to a maximum of 20 years. Some installers/resellers take out the extended warranties to incentivise purchases so it's worth checking out if you have one of the extended warranty packages against your inverter as this may make all the difference if your inverter is faulty.

Is my GoodWe inverter still under warranty?

If you wish to know if your GoodWe inverter is still under warranty, then contact us with your inverter make, model and serial number and we will be...

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Is your Solar PV system Total Generation Meter reading low?

Is your Solar PV system total generation meter reading low, or has it not changed since the last time you did the reading for the Feed in Tariff (FiT)? This problem is not unusual, it could be the weather but this is now being highlighted by the feed in tariff providers e.g. Npower, EON who will send out a letter when they receive a reading which is 20% less than they were expecting. They use 20% to allow for weather variations. Please give us a call, it could be as simple as your total generation meter needs replacing, we can diagnose the problem and have your system back up and running for you in no time Telephone: 01509 341971 E-mail: info@cgascoigne.co.uk C Gascoigne specialise and are vastly experienced in the repair and maintenance of...

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Solar PV Panel Inverter maintenance repair

Do you have suspicions that your system isn't working as well as it did?  Do you think a solar PV panel inverter maintenance repair may be required?

Consider this, we have recently been called with issues with inverters that appear in principle to be working, there are no error lights or messages but the owners have noted that the system is not performing as it did when comparing comparative months in previous years. Initially we believed this to be due to the poor weather we have been having but have discovered that there can be problems with inverters that don't show any error messages which can require an invert replacement, which is always best spotted before the warranty expires! Let us check this for you. Interested give us a call t) 01509...

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How much does a Solar Panel system cost?

"How much does a solar panel system cost?" is a question we are quite often asked.

Well that depends on:

- the size of system that you are looking for

- the type of solar panel e.g. silver panels are not as expensive as black ones, Chinese manufactured panels are quite often less expensive than the German manufactured panels.....etc

- the type of inverter e.g. micro inverters are more costly than string inverters but allow monitoring at a panel level normally via the internet.

- the length of time you are looking for payback. At the moment if you used half of the electricity generated you could achieve a return on your initial investment by year 8 (based on electricity saving and FIT), with the remaining...

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Air Conditioning Controls for New and Existing Systems

  As both NICEIC Approved electrical contractors and F Gas qualified Air Conditioning engineers C Gascoigne Ltd can offer new and existing customers our experience in control systems for their Air Conditioning installations. We regularly encounter buildings where air conditioning systems are running needlessly in unoccupied rooms and set on unrealistic temperatures by the occupants leaving the bill payers to pick up the tab.  This is both harmful for the environment and the wallet.  By using a little intelligence and quite often some simple control devices the air conditioning can be brought back under control by lowering heating/cooling loads, reducing run times and in turn bringing down running/maintenance costs.  C...

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How to keep conservatory cool in summer and warm in winter?

    LG Artcool The most effective way of keeping your conservatory cool in summer and warm in winter is by installing an Air Conditioning unit. Most people do not realise that the latest inverter driven variable speed Air Conditioners have heat pumps fitted making them quiet in operation and incredibly efficient as heaters too plus with a wide variety of styles, types and colours a well selected and thoughtfully installed Air Conditioning unit can be made to blend in to almost any room with little visual impact. 

From as little as £1200 your conservatory will become more useable throughout the year,...

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How do I know if my Solar Panels are working?

How do I know if my Solar Panels are working?  is a frequent question. Here is a list of 10 common reasons why you may experience poor yield from a Solar Panel system.  

1. Solar Panel Failure

  If you have a solar panel failure it will routinely show itself up in one of two ways: -          physical damage - This can usually be seen through a visual inspection of the array such as broken glass, water ingress and mould growth. -          electrical failures – These can range from a bypass diode failure in the back of a panel, cell failure or damaged cables and connectors.  These faults will usually show up as a low voltage or open circuit.   C Gascoigne Ltd will visit your site, undertake a visual inspection of your solar system and provide you...

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