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Solar Energy Savings Ltd

The SFO is conducting a criminal investigation into Solar Energy Savings Limited and contracts that it entered into for the supply and fitting of domestic solar panels.

Five British men, including three former Directors of Solar Energy Savings Limited, have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud following the Serious Fraud Office’s investigation into Solar Energy Savings Limited, PV Solar Direct Limited and Ultra Energy Global Limited.

Stephen Wilson, Gary McVey, Robert Ross, Niall Hastie and Kenneth Reid all attended police stations in the North of England on 29 March 2017 and were charged and bailed to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on the 25 April 2017.

At the first appearance hearing on the 25 April, a further hearing was set for 23 May 2017 at Manchester Crown Court.

The next court appearance is expected to start on 13 November 2017 at Manchester Crown Court.

Note: Please note that the SFO’s investigation concerns Solar Energy Savings Limited, which had a registered number with Companies House of 07049599. Other companies exist that have similar names but are not part of our investigation.

Call for evidence

Two British nationals, Ludovic Black (also known as Victor Black) and David Diaz (also known as David Black and David Stark), are wanted for questioning by the Serious Fraud Office as part of its ongoing investigation into Solar Energy Savings Limited, PV Solar Direct Limited and Ultra Energy Global Limited.

Both men were last known to have addresses in the Cheshire and Greater Manchester area. Any members of the public who have information relating to the current whereabouts of either man can contact the SFO, in confidence, on 0207 084 4806 or at solar@sfo.gsi.gov.uk.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, in complete anonymity, on 0800 555 111 or by using their non-traceable online format crimestoppers-uk.org.

David Diaz

Ludovic Black

The SFO is also appealing for witnesses with any information that might be of use, particularly in the north of England and Scotland. Any such submissions and information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. To report, please use our secure reporting form and include the word “Solar” in the subject line.

Page published on 29 Jan 2015 | Page modified on 21 Jun 2017