Solar PV

Removal of solar panels and re-install of solar panels in Loughborough

Todays job required our knowledge of the installation as well as the removal of solar panels. Our client contacted us when they were informed essential roof maintenance work needed to take place on their premesis. We visited the site to remove the solar panels safely and in a way where they could easily be re-instated after the maintenance work had taken place. See the images below of the panels being removed... One row down! C Gascoigne offer installation, maintenance and repairs for all manufacturers of solar PV systems equipment, inverters, panels, total generation meter replacement etc. We are MCS & NICEIC Approved Electrical Contractors with full accreditations and training. Get in touch with our experienced team for any solar PV...

Read More

SolarEdge certified Inverter Installation and maintenance

We are delighted to announce C Gascoigne Ltd  are now  SolarEdge Certified Installers offering SolarEdge inverter installation and maintenance services.

If you are to experience any problems with your Solar Edge inverter or inverters, optimizers or power boxes, get in touch with our team of solar PV

As SolarEdge certified installers we can install, replace, fix or repair, speaking to SolarEdge on your behalf ; checking if your system is under warranty and coordinating the repair process  as easily as possible for you. We can do this on all SolarEdge systems in place of your original installer.

Contact us via telephone on 01509 341971 or via e-mail or visit our contact page here

You can be confident we...

Read More

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: C Gascoigne specialise and are vastly experienced in the repair and maintenance of...

Read More

Solar I-boost installer

C Gascoigne Ltd NICEIC Approved electrician and MCS accredited Solar PV installer are your local Solar I-boost supplier and installer covering Loughborough and the surrounding areas for homes/businesses with Solar PV installed. The Solar I-boost is a simple to install product that wirelessly monitors the energy generated by a Solar Array and diverts any exccess energy to heat the hot water in the immersion heater. Supplied and installed for £462.50*, including VAT. * Price as at August 2016. This assumes that the immersion heater is in working order and there are no other works required other than the simple installation of the Solar...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Solar PV System Service Maintenance Inspection

Solar PV System Service Maintenance Inspection

In order to make sure your system is performing at its optimum we are now offering a “Solar PV System Service Maintenance Inspection” starting from  £180.00  (including VAT at 20%)

Your Solar PV system will have been installed a few years now and just like your car is probably ready for a routine service /maintenance check.

On a monthly or quarterly basis you will have been reading your total generation meter to check that the system is generating, but have you been checking your inverter for any messages? Would you know if you have an issue with a panel? The answer to that is probably “NO”.

With a single 250W Panel generating an estimated £3,335* throughout...

Read More

What is the Solar PV Feed in Tariff rate now?

What is the solar PV feed in tariff rate now? We are quite often asked this question with these changing quarterly. The solar PV feed in tariff rates that will take effect from 1st April 2015 have been announced. For the last 3 quarter ends degression has been applied to all banding rates with the exception of the rate for those systems in the 10 kW to 50 kW band. These rates can be seen on our feed in tariff page If you are interested in having a solar PV system installed please contact us for a no obligation off the desk illustration. T) 01509 341971 email)...

Read More

Should I test and maintain my Solar PV system?

The simple answer to "Should I test and maintain my Solar PV system ?" is yes.

Once your system has been installed and commissioned by your MCS installer it is important to ensure that the long term performance of your system is not compromised . The things to consider:

- Surface contamination - PV modules can become dirty over time, with leaves, rain, and bird droppings!

- Physical damage  - objects dropped by birds

- Damage to wiring - Rodents love a bit of cable!

- Environmental degradation

C Gascoigne Ltd offer a "Test and Inspection" service. If you are interested please contact us

t) 01509 341971 e)

and we would be pleased to discuss this with...

Read More