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    Household Solar power installation companies?

    which company to choose ?, it's a minefield, who to trust, any experience good or bad appreciated.


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    solar power

    Tindo panels made in Adelaide installed 3 years ago. performed better than expected. Bit more expensive.good product. Only issue Tindo after sales support was not great back then but i think it has improved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roverlord off road spares View Post
    which company to choose ?, it's a minefield, who to trust, any experience good or bad appreciated.
    Love my PV. Hate the shyster who sold it to me.

    I do trust Seven20 electrical who are up your way. First rate sparkies who have done several jobs for me. They do know Solar inside out and are not the sales force nightmare which has a lot of rubbish.


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    I'd go through the actual green suppliers like Going Solar who've been doing it since the 70s:

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    I did and online quote request with one mob who had the ring me They said she did a satellite image view and said my neighbors tree on the north side shaded me and the trees in the back yard in the Nth East corner would rob me of sunlight.
    So by their reckoning I would have to live in a paddock with nothing around me for me to get Solar.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roverlord off road spares View Post
    I did and online quote request with one mob who had the ring me They said she did a satellite image view and said my neighbors tree on the north side shaded me and the trees in the back yard in the Nth East corner would rob me of sunlight.
    So by their reckoning I would have to live in a paddock with nothing around me for me to get Solar.
    In solar assessments, satellite or aerial photos are very useful first estimation of solar access. There are two leading solar design software titles in use in the industry. One is Helioscope (HelioScope: Advanced Solar Design Software) and they use aerial photos in their design process. It is possible this is the source of the information you were offered.

    Solar access is where it is at. Without that at necessary levels you are screwed, and your best aspirations remain that, aspirations.
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    Household Solar power installation companies?

    Have a look on the clean energy council installers list

    Find an installer | Clean Energy Council

    Find a few local to you and get quotes from them rather than the solar retailers who pay the salesperson a commission, pay the installer **** all and pocket the majority for themselves

    You may end up paying a little more for better quality panels and a better installation job, if any warranty claims prevail itís far easier to get the smaller company back then trying to deal with a third man
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    Mario, try RACV. Mate of mine is the CEO, his company was Gippsland Solar which he sold to RACV. Great company with great gear. I used to do his installs for him years ago when he first started out in business.
    Any questions in gear etc..feel free to ask me, i"m still in the solar game, just not in Victoria anymore
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roverlord off road spares View Post
    I did and online quote request with one mob who had a woman ring me. She said she did a satellite image view and said my neighbors tree on the north side shaded me and the trees in the back yard in the Nth East corner would rob me of sunlight.
    So by her reckoning I would have to live in a paddock with nothing around me for me to get Solar.
    .... which is when you install micro-inverters so shadowing isn't an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arapiles View Post
    .... which is when you install micro-inverters so shadowing isn't an issue.
    From what I could understand she mentioned Micro-inverters wouldn't work.
    it was a very quick opening conversation, we cant help you.
    All other companies really want a site inspection for accurate appraisal, if its not feasable then so be it.


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