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SEAI Grant and Safe Cert 3 not being provided by NI Solar PV Installer

  • 08-04-2020 7:31pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 19 casheltipp


    I'm hitting a wall, with claiming the SEAI Grant for a 4.01kw Solar PV and battery install that was completed last December. I'm being refused the grant (on last year's application for 3800) because my Northern Ireland installer provided the wrong safe electric cert. Seai now require a cert 3, but my installer will not provide this. I'm now sadly stuck with an unpaid bank loan for 3800. Is it possible for myself to get an independent electrician to certify the job completed by an unresponsive Solar PV installer. Any help on this would be great.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,961 ✭✭✭✭ Shefwedfan


    Have you contacted SEAI direct and asked them how to proceed?


  • Registered Users Posts: 19 casheltipp


    I have and to be fair SEAI have extended the deadline to get the cert, but they need it now form the installers electrician or they will not sign off for grant.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,928 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52


    Was the Cert required when you signed the original contract.
    If it was then fire up this baby:
    https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/justice/courts_system/european_small_claims_procedure.html
    Ideal, the scum-mala prolly thinks he is safe across the border, its a 5k limit.
    was he seai approved?


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,162 ✭✭✭✭ Sleeper12


    It might be worth asking on the electrical forum.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19 casheltipp


    Thanks for info, there approved by SEAI and still on their list of installers. I will put a complaint in. I must also check was the cert required on contact signed.
    There quite a big operation with an office in Dublin. At the start of the year the installer was giving out about the new cert 3 requirement, but at deadline sent SEAI an incorrect cert. My worry now is there something bigger with not getting sign off on electrical.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19 casheltipp


    Thanks all for the suggestions given, I now have a few options to check and how to deal with an installer in the North


  • Registered Users Posts: 356 ✭✭ handpref


    casheltipp wrote: »
    Thanks all for the suggestions given, I now have a few options to check and how to deal with an installer in the North

    I had a similar issue, installer and in particular the sales rep screwed me over, in the end an electrical sub contractor signed off on it. He had the solar companies name on his t shirt but the certificate had him down as being from another company.
    I feel your pain, I was dragged over hot coals for over 18 months chasing my grant.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,961 ✭✭✭✭ Shefwedfan


    Who was contractor out of interest?


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