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Anyone else with solar panels receiving calls from someone asking if
they are working alright and if the feed in tarrif payments are coming
through?
I can never make out where they are calling from and as I don't own
the panels assume that whatever they are after is irrelevant to me.
I think it's the same people (a man and a woman) ringing each time.
Number withheld. I've usually just said it's of no interest to me or
not relevant and hang up. When I said was interested to know where
they had got my details from and that they shouldn't have any
information about me and the panels the woman hung up.
Anyone know what this is all about?
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On 10/01/2021 17:46, Peter Johnson wrote:
Anyone else with solar panels receiving calls from someone asking if
they are working alright and if the feed in tarrif payments are coming
through?
I can never make out where they are calling from and as I don't own
the panels assume that whatever they are after is irrelevant to me.
I think it's the same people (a man and a woman) ringing each time.
Number withheld. I've usually just said it's of no interest to me or
not relevant and hang up. When I said was interested to know where
they had got my details from and that they shouldn't have any
information about me and the panels the woman hung up.
Anyone know what this is all about?



Do they ask for you by name?

If so do what I do, say you're going to get Peter and leave them
dangling for as long as their patience allows. Replace handset when you
hear the howler.

Its very satisfying too.
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Pratts incorporated by the sound of it. I had a bloke trying to sell me
wheelchairs and stairlifts on my mobile the other day, Now I'm registered
disabled, but I am not physically disabled, but of course if they have a
disabled list they would not know that, would they?

He sounded like a Scouse and always avoided naming a company. I got the
impression it was either a scam as obviously disabled =mug or retard to
these folk, or he was merely checking out a mug list for somebody else.
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Anyone else with solar panels receiving calls from someone asking if
they are working alright and if the feed in tarrif payments are coming
through?
I can never make out where they are calling from and as I don't own
the panels assume that whatever they are after is irrelevant to me.
I think it's the same people (a man and a woman) ringing each time.
Number withheld. I've usually just said it's of no interest to me or
not relevant and hang up. When I said was interested to know where
they had got my details from and that they shouldn't have any
information about me and the panels the woman hung up.
Anyone know what this is all about?



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On Sun, 10 Jan 2021 22:33:56 +0000, Fredxx
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On 10/01/2021 17:46, Peter Johnson wrote:
Anyone else with solar panels receiving calls from someone asking if
they are working alright and if the feed in tarrif payments are coming
through?
I can never make out where they are calling from and as I don't own
the panels assume that whatever they are after is irrelevant to me.
I think it's the same people (a man and a woman) ringing each time.
Number withheld. I've usually just said it's of no interest to me or
not relevant and hang up. When I said was interested to know where
they had got my details from and that they shouldn't have any
information about me and the panels the woman hung up.
Anyone know what this is all about?



Do they ask for you by name?

They do know who I am and that I have solar panels.
They phoned again today, a different woman. She said that the company
is called Safe Direct Energy and that they want to check that the
solar installation was installed properly and is working properly.
Couldn't say whee they got my details from, citing data protection -
how strange.
There's no company called Safe Direct Energy registered with Companies
House.
The company that owns the panels soon knows if there's anything wrong
with the installation because the generation stops. When the inverter
packed up a couple of years ago they had someone round to change it in
a couple of days. (The electrician had several dead inverters in the
back of his van.)
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On 10/01/2021 17:46, Peter Johnson wrote:
Anyone else with solar panels receiving calls from someone asking if
they are working alright and if the feed in tarrif payments are coming
through?


We had a spate of calls from people trying to sell us panels. They gave
up in the end after my wife had patiently explained several times that
you can't fit them to the thatched roof of a Listed building.

Andy


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On 10/01/2021 17:46, Peter Johnson wrote:
Anyone else with solar panels receiving calls from someone asking if
they are working alright and if the feed in tarrif payments are coming
through?


We had a spate of calls from people trying to sell us panels. They gave
up in the end after my wife had patiently explained several times that
you can't fit them to the thatched roof of a Listed building.

Andy

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Anyone else with solar panels receiving calls from someone asking if
they are working alright and if the feed in tarrif payments are coming
through?


AFAIK, the list of those who have panels installed is publicly
available.

I have had two categories of callers, one wants to sell me
air-to-air heat exchangers to "make use of my generated
electricity", whilst the others claim, wrongly, that my original
installer is no longer in business, so they can offer to "take
care of" my system.

I generally send them off with a flea in their ear, unless I am
bored, in which case I attempt a little education.

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On Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 3:05:41 PM UTC, Chris J Dixon wrote:
Peter Johnson wrote:

Anyone else with solar panels receiving calls from someone asking if
they are working alright and if the feed in tarrif payments are coming
through?

AFAIK, the list of those who have panels installed is publicly
available.

I have had two categories of callers, one wants to sell me
air-to-air heat exchangers to "make use of my generated
electricity", whilst the others claim, wrongly, that my original
installer is no longer in business, so they can offer to "take
care of" my system.

I generally send them off with a flea in their ear, unless I am
bored, in which case I attempt a little education.



We get them for our solar panels and our solar hot water tubes. They claim for the latter that they have maintained them in the past (not true), we have never had them maintained, and when I tell them that they insist the systemy must need it. I always ask them why - in a good summer, we have had free hot water for weeks. They obviously are still working fine over ten years since we had them installed.

Jonathan
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On 13/01/2021 15:21, Jonathan wrote:
On Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 3:05:41 PM UTC, Chris J Dixon wrote:
Peter Johnson wrote:

Anyone else with solar panels receiving calls from someone asking if
they are working alright and if the feed in tarrif payments are coming
through?

AFAIK, the list of those who have panels installed is publicly
available.

I have had two categories of callers, one wants to sell me
air-to-air heat exchangers to "make use of my generated
electricity", whilst the others claim, wrongly, that my original
installer is no longer in business, so they can offer to "take
care of" my system.

I generally send them off with a flea in their ear, unless I am
bored, in which case I attempt a little education.



We get them for our solar panels and our solar hot water tubes. They claim for the latter that they have maintained them in the past (not true), we have never had them maintained, and when I tell them that they insist the systemy must need it. I always ask them why - in a good summer, we have had free hot water for weeks. They obviously are still working fine over ten years since we had them installed.

Jonathan


Solar water panels should still be usable even in overcast weather
(unlike solar PV), so even in winter you should get some benefit.
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In article ,
Andrew wrote:
On 13/01/2021 15:21, Jonathan wrote:
On Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 3:05:41 PM UTC, Chris J Dixon wrote:
Peter Johnson wrote:

Anyone else with solar panels receiving calls from someone asking if
they are working alright and if the feed in tarrif payments are coming
through?
AFAIK, the list of those who have panels installed is publicly
available.

I have had two categories of callers, one wants to sell me
air-to-air heat exchangers to "make use of my generated
electricity", whilst the others claim, wrongly, that my original
installer is no longer in business, so they can offer to "take
care of" my system.

I generally send them off with a flea in their ear, unless I am
bored, in which case I attempt a little education.



We get them for our solar panels and our solar hot water tubes. They claim for the latter that they have maintained them in the past (not true), we have never had them maintained, and when I tell them that they insist the systemy must need it. I always ask them why - in a good summer, we have had free hot water for weeks. They obviously are still working fine over ten years since we had them installed.

Jonathan


Solar water panels should still be usable even in overcast weather
(unlike solar PV), so even in winter you should get some benefit.


I remember seeing (about 10 years ago) a house with solar water panels
after a lot of snow. The snow had melted off the panels.

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On 13/01/2021 16:31, Andrew wrote:
On 13/01/2021 15:21, Jonathan wrote:
On Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 3:05:41 PM UTC, Chris J Dixon wrote:
Peter Johnson wrote:

Anyone else with solar panels receiving calls from someone asking if
they are working alright and if the feed in tarrif payments are coming
through?
AFAIK, the list of those who have panels installed is publicly
available.

I have had two categories of callers, one wants to sell me
air-to-air heat exchangers to "make use of my generated
electricity", whilst the others claim, wrongly, that my original
installer is no longer in business, so they can offer to "take
care of" my system.

I generally send them off with a flea in their ear, unless I am
bored, in which case I attempt a little education.



We get them for our solar panels and our solar hot water tubes. They
claim for the latter that they have maintained them in the past (not
true), we have never had them maintained, and when I tell them that
they insist the systemy must need it. I always ask them why - in a
good summer, we have had free hot water for weeks. They obviously are
still working fine over ten years since we had them installed.

Jonathan


Solar water panels should still be usable even in overcast weather
(unlike solar PV), so even in winter you should get some benefit.


Usable, but produce very little power, could be less than 1/10 for a
short day too. A 250W panel will produce a little as 12W in the early
afternoon in current weather.

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Safe Direct Energy
The same woman SDE called me again today after a month; I managed to fob her off again but she said she will call back again next month. I had only just entered the house and was unprepared and (annoyingly) answered a few questions about the age of the panels, position of inverter, etc.... first. She is very persistent but she won't get anywhere and I'm afraid will probably get quite nasty when I ask her firmly next time to stop calling me. She sounds a bit rough. When I sought info like the name of her company, what they did and why she was phoning me, she didn't give clear concise answers as any bona fide company would. They are "in the area tomorrow" and want to check everything is working properly. I don't want them in my house! Unfortunately, as you say. they withhold their number so that you can't block them.

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The same woman SDE called me again today after a month; I managed to fob
her off again but she said she will call back again next month. I had only
just entered the house and was unprepared and (annoyingly) answered a few
questions about the age of the panels, position of inverter, etc....
first. She is very persistent but she won't get anywhere and I'm afraid
will probably get quite nasty when I ask her firmly next time to stop
calling me. She sounds a bit rough. When I sought info like the name of
her company, what they did and why she was phoning me, she didn't give
clear concise answers as any bona fide company would. They are "in the
area tomorrow" and want to check everything is working properly. I don't
want them in my house! Unfortunately, as you say. they withhold their
number so that you can't block them.

For full context, visit
https://www.homeownershub.com/uk-diy...s-3087027-.htm

The next time they call tell them you are on the Telephone Preference
Service & to remove your number from their call list. That's a bluff until
such time as you sign up with the TPS.
If you join (register) & they then call again you can report them.
- https://www.tpsonline.org.uk/home

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