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GordonH last won the day on February 20

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  1. Did your approval to install not say that you can only commission the system with CoCT approval? I had an "independent inspector" come around last Tuesday. He checked everything against the submitted documents and took plenty photos. He told me that he then produces a report for CoCT which is then considered for approval. I asked him if he had an idea of time frame. Apparently it could still take months!! Not sure where you are in this process.
  2. Also got a notice in the post-box yesterday that Elex Khanyisa were here and could not get access to inspect/install the new meter. When I phoned them to schedule a time they told me my meter number is not on the list so they'll have to check with CoCT and get back to me. This tells me it's a letter dropped by CoCT threatening me to get my meter changed; subcontractor was never here!! My system has been in since early October (and fully paid for then) and still awaiting approval to commission. But I have exactly the same concern about tripping this "new-technology split-prepayment mete
  3. So time for an update... The install started on Monday last week and was completed on Wednesday pm. This included the independent contractor to sign off on the COC. The system was only switched on at around 15:30 as I had to wait for the technical department to inspect and sign off on the installation. (However the system is not fully handed over yet as I apparently still need to get some training on the system). The battery is set to switch to mains at 20% DOD, this is to get the 10 year warrantee. This morning it switched at 07:30. The highest recorded voltages I
  4. Wow, so just managed to get an install date. Another 3 weeks to wait!!
  5. I must admit that I'm itching to get started with this NOW. Asked them on Monday for a basic timeline plan which was promised for later that afternoon. Still have not heard from them. Not a great start. I've also been hectically busy at work so time is at a premium at the moment. Managed to clear some time in the morning tomorrow so will use that to follow up on this and with the insurance for the storm damage from last weeks rain (another long story). Will have to start a new thread when the install gets underway.
  6. Thanks for the replies guys. I bit the bullet and paid the deposit. They wanted 70% and I was not prepared to do that. So we agreed on 50% and I'll pay them another 20% on delivery of the battery. That has a 3 to 4 week lead time. Must admit I don't play the waiting game so well. From what I can tell of prices I've found I feel comfortable that I'm not being ripped off (well at least not yet - jobs not complete yet!). At least I now have about 3 weeks to get my garage sorted out.
  7. No I have not. I guess I could ask them to put me in contact with other clients. Thanks for the reply.
  8. Hi guys, I've been a lurker here for a long time now. My utmost gratitude to all those who are willing to share their expertise, knowledge and experiences. It helps plebs like me understand how to split the atom so much easier! Yeah right! So to get right to the point, I have reached a stage (not alone by my websurfing results) where my relocation aspirations have been hoodwinked by some sort of covert virus. I've also decided that I'm now getting tired of paying for "freeloaders" and just outright thieves. Time has come to start the journey to being self sufficien
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