Ahlec Pty Ltd

Ahlec Pty Ltd Reviews

DETAILS
98% 0%
4.8

Based on 273 ratings

About

Ahlec Solar is a family owned business based on the Sunshine coast that has been installing Solar PV across Queensland since 2010.

 

- We do not use sub-contractors, with all of our installations carried out by our own in house electricians.

 

- We are licensed electrical contractors which means that we can and do employ our own teams of installers to carry out the work.

 

- The whole process is carried out in house from a site visit to explain how Solar PV will work for you right through to completion of the Solar system installation as well as a post installation follow up service.

 

- As Solar installers we have carried out many thousands of Solar PV installations which is why we really understand Solar PV.

 

- We supply Solar PV systems which are grid connected and we also supply off grid solar systems with batteries for the more remote situations.

Reviewers report paying: $5,694 - $8,038 for depending on hardware choice and installation difficulty ( how is this calculated? )

Panels, inverter and battery brands

The views expressed by reviewers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect those of Peacock Media Group, which makes no representations as to the accuracy of the reviews. For our full disclaimer and further information, see our Terms of Use and our Review Guidelines.

Ahlec Pty Ltd Reviews (273)

Show Most Recent reviews from All timeacross Australia

Average Scores

4.8/5

Value for money

4.8/5

Quality of System

4.9/5

Installation

4.9/5

Customer Service

  • 5 star 192
  • 4 star 79
  • 3 star 2
  • 2 star 0
  • 1 star 0

View Timeline

I am a happy man. All three companies were very good

All 3 companies were very good I am happy with them all. It was the praise my good & long term friends gave about this company that made me choose them. You will have to get back to me we have made the deal & the installation happens in about 4 weeks.
Show Details

First class service on the Sunshine Coast, QLD, from Ahlec

Ahlec, to my understanding, is a small, family run business who pride themselves on providing quality systems and service. They were recommended to me by a friend who'd needed a non-standard system design, and he felt they had done an excellent job. Indeed, they were the only local providers who could/would offer a solution.

We wanted to extend our existing solar system by adding more panels and a battery. Austin, the sales and quotation manager, spent quite some time with us working out the optimal arrangement given what already existed, our usage, and the various roof spaces available. We went through quite a few possibilities and I know he went and discussed them further with a colleague. He was nothing but thorough and was more than happy and able to answer quite detailed questions both during the consultation and by phone and e-mail afterwards.

Installation, which given the size of the job took two days, was professional, courteous and extremely tidy. Ahlec's installers went out of their way to arrange the battery and inverters to take up the least space in our garage. We have three-phase power so some thought was put into ensuring that the various circuits were put onto appropriate phases to minimise issues for potential draw from the grid. Every one we spoke to, Austin, Alex, Sam and Andy were happy to discuss all aspects of the installation and provide clear technical information, as well as enthusiastically discussing some of the tweaks they were trying on the systems installed in their own homes.

The installers broke five tiles during the job (almost unavoidable as our tiles are incredibly fragile); they replaced these as well as five other broken tiles they found on the roof. They also relocated two whirly birds and appear to have done a good job. At the end of the day they gave a thorough explanation of what they had done as well as providing clear diagrams of any new wiring etc.

Communication before and after installation was excellent. Post installation, we had a few problems with the connection between the Fronius inverters and the monitoring software. E-mails were answered promptly and issues were escalated to the correct person who responded quickly. Ahlec contacted Fronius and returned multiple times until everything worked perfectly.

It is my understanding that the sales/quotation manager will revisit us three months after the installation to go over the performance of the system etc.

I'm extremely happy with the service Ahlec provided, and can recommend them unreservedly. It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with them.

The only thing I can fault them on? The base of the bollard to protect the battery isn't quite parallel to the garage wall. My OCD will get over it eventually...maybe.
Show Details

Professional installation preforming beautifully

SolarQuotes provided recommendations for two installers in my local area and received prompt replies from both companies.
Alec Solar on the Sunshine coast were very helpful to my many questions and were able to supply a system to replace my original 15 year old one. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Greg

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Show Details

Very good

Quotation very good
Installations very good
Polite and Tidy
Service good
I am happy customer ?
Show Details

Very professional

The quoting process was very clear and incredibly helpful. Questions were always welcomed and the staff informative.

Installation was efficiently and professionally executed. Alot of pride was taken in their work, and they made sure you were completely happy and comfortable with the work done prior to leaving.

I would highly recommend Ahlec, for their product knowledge, customer service and the professionalism.

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Show Details

Value for Money

Ahlec have been wonderful from start to finish. The quotes were received in a timely fashion with a number of options provided on sizing and hardware suppliers. After plenty of discussion with the very patient Ahlec Rep I went for the Sungrow hybrid inverter and battery set-up, mainly for continuity of hardware and supplier support located in Australia. Selected panels were the 440W Jinko Tiger N-types.
Once signed up, Ahlec did all the work with organising grid connections, providing technical data, warranty certificates and photos of the completed work. The install team were brilliant - they turned up on the scheduled date and the whole system was up and running by the end of the day. No mean feat as they had to remove the existing system first and contend with a very cramped house switchboard. The whole team were very respectful of our home and gardens and followed any access requests we had. On completion they removed all the packaging, off-cuts and redundant components of the original system and left the work sites in a tidy manner.
After the install they provided an informative tracking App already populated with the system components which provides helpful information on current performance, power flows and full production history.
Really, the whole process couldn't have been easier and provided at the most competitive price.
Show Details

An incentive was offered by Ahlec Pty Ltd for this review. Learn more here.

Highly recommended Solar Providers

The Team are Ahlec Solar were fantastic from start to finish with our solar installation.
After buying a house with less than compliant solar, and organising a different company to come out to clean the solar (not knowing it was not compliant, not working very well & a fire hazard). This other company cleaned my solar, charged me and then after the fact told me the system was broken!
I decided to contact Ahlec Solar as someone recommended them to me. They attended, looked over everything and provided us with so much valuable information & their recommendations. I instantly had trust in them and was confident with what they were advising. The process from start to finish was fantastic, they looked after everything, the Team were on time, communication was great, & they were all very knowledgable & professional.
Thanks Ahlec Team and I will highly recommend you to anyone who is looking at Solar!!!
Show Details

Delivered what was quoted

Installation technicians were prompt and kept me informed during the installation process
Show Details

Good solar experience

Excellent sales/quoting experience; Austin was great.
Installation was also done very politely, tidily and punctually.
Show Details

On Time - As Promised

AhlecSolar technicians provided an overall professional service - from the initial inspection and quotation to the final installation.
We were kept informed throughout the entire process.
Show Details

Ahlec went above and Beyond.

We spent significant time taking advice on what became a fairly complicated design process to suit our property. Ahlec's sales team were excellent, taking the time to discuss options and explaining how and why, so we were able to make the best design choices with confidence.
The install was in two stages and involved removing an older solar system. The installation team were punctual, efficient, tidy and a pleasure to talk to.
The system seems to be working extremely well, and we will be meeting with Austin from the design team in about a month to discuss the performance that is all recorded through the App and decide if the size of our battery system is optimal.
We are very impressed with all parts of Ahlec's performance and would highly recommend them.
Show Details

Fantastic customer service and a quality installation.

The sales/quote process was quick and easy. Austin visited the site and was clear and objective in his advice around options for location of the solar panels and the advantages and/or disadvantages of batteries and single phase or three phase installation.
The team that installed the system were on time, professional, polite and very efficient. the whole system was completed in one day and there was no mess left behind. They explained the functionality of the installed system and the associated apps which are a great tool for understanding our power usage.
The customer service was excellent from the initial phone call acknowledging my request for a quote to the switching on of the installed system. Ahlec organised everything including the grid connection post install. Once we receive our first post installation electicity bill a member of the Ahlec team will drop by again and go through the bill with us to indicate how the system has performed for us which I think is a fantastic after sales initiative. A great experience overall.
Show Details

Great service

Everything went well from initial quote, dealing with Energex and fitting the whole solar battery system. At all stages of the process we were kept informed of how things were progressing by the friendly and efficient team at Ahlec.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Battery rating: 5/5
Show Details

Great installer to deal with

Overall very good experience with Ahlec, easy to deal with, professional, tidy, and they did what they said they would do. Made all the connection arrangements, put in a new circuit board, and helped set up my monitoring.
Show Details

First rate

Sales process was prompt and informative. Collected all information which enabled us to decide what size system and which brands would suit us best. Competitive pricing. Proceeded with arranging installation of panels while we made up our mind about whether to have a battery and what size.

Installers arrived when they said they would, confirmed layout of panels and removal of old system, confirmed installation of inverters and battery in our preferred location. Arranged for conduit to match previous colours. Very neat design with very good attention to detail. Rewired fuse box to accommodate new equipment, installed catch solar to power our pool heater, and carefully checked the circuits for battery backup of main power outage. Got the job finished in one day and cleaned up so all rubbish removed from site.

All paperwork done and links to software provided. Quick to follow up using remote connection when heavy clouds caused low solar power for a few hours on first day.

In short Ahlec knew their stuff, arranged everything meticulously and anticipated all of my questions. All at a competitive price.
Show Details

Highly recommend Ahlec!

After many hours of reading, & speaking to several solar installers, I chose Ahlec, & am very happy with all aspects of the process. My (many!) questions were answered, quotation & advice were clearly explained, & presented for easy review. The installation team was punctual, polite, friendly, tidy, & happy to answer any questions. Any emails I sent were promptly answered, & a follow-up visit ensured I understood the app.
Show Details

Every aspect has been delivered to a very high level of quality

Every aspect has been very high quality.

The initial meeting offered a number of options all fully documented

The installers were FANTASTIC having to problem solve a couple of quirks with the building.

The after sales process has been great.

This is my third solar installation and it's been the easiest by far
Show Details

Top notch Solar Supplier and Awesome Installation

This is our second solar install in the past 10 years, and by far the most seamless pleasant experience. From quoting to the install. Everything so clearly explained.

If you want a quality Solar installation, you will not find better than Ahlec Electrical and Solar.

If I could give them more stars I would, you're in safe hands with this company.

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Show Details

Great company. Great service

Company listened to what I wanted. Presented several options, explained pros snd cons of each option. Of the 3 quotes received was the only company to offer catch power relay without being asked
Show Details

Excellent service and pricing

All aspects of the quoting and installation process were very well handled by AHLEC
Pricing was also very competitive and communication excellent.
Strongly recommend them for any Sunshine Coast / Hinterland solar installations
Show Details

Terrific service and assistance.

I was recommended to go through Ahlec by a friend and was delighted with the recommendation. The Ahlec team were always professional and responsive, answering any questions that I had promptly. Overall, I am very satisfied with the end result and would gladly recommend Ahlec to others.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Show Details

Hassle free, on time, professional installation.

Doug was most helpful in the quotation and contract process. The installation was on time, neat and tidy, and professional, and Alex gave detailed explanations of the workings, monitoring, and operation of the system. The system was commissioned, and connected to the grid by Ahlec technicians without fuss, and without any input from me.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Battery rating: 5/5
Show Details

Very professional team

Quoting process was quick and professional. Doug was very knowledgeable and answered our questions easily. Installation team was very professional and polite. Provided plenty of notice for the upcoming install and arrived onsite with all gear to fully complete the installation. Sam carried out additional work on our hws on the day without any issues. System was up and running by the time they left site. Great team to work with. Would recommend to anyone.
Show Details

Great experience from start to finish great company to work

The selection of quotes was made a lot easier by using solar quotes recommendation. We chose AHLEC based on the price and the quality of solar they were providing, service from sales to installation was great. Couldn't ask for anything better more than happy to provide referrals and the future.
Show Details

Great job installing our 13.2 solar system

Easy review to write.

Austin from Ahlec offered us the most interesting combination of parts and helped us figure what specs would be optimal for our requirements.

- 13.2 kW in total of Jinko panels
- One 5 kW regular Sungrow inverter
- One 5 kW hybrid Sungrow inverter (for when battery prices go down or electricity rates go up)
- Catch power relay to control our hot water tank (great bit of kit!).

Our roof is a mix and match of angles, so the installers had to spread out the panels over different levels but they still got everything done one day! They only had to disconnect the power for an hour (I work from home, so I could work just like normal for most of the day) and on top of that they were friendly and answered all the questions that I bothered them with during the install. Kudos.

The system has been running flawlessly for four days now and we love that we went from buying ~22 kWh per day to just ~4 (the amount we supply back to the grid more than covers the costs of this remainder).
Show Details

Great installation - great group of people!

Very happy with the whole process by a company who seem to care about their customers!
They took care of everything, including Energex authorities, installation (discussed and done as said), connection to grid and all paperwork lodged. All the crew where polite and friendly, on time and they left the area tidy.
Ahlec have been great to work with; we have appreciated their follow up assistance so much that this is the second solar job we have trusted them with!
Show Details

Fantastic system and installation

This is the third installation of solar system I had by Ahlec Pty.
Very good system and quality equipment.
Waiting time was reasonable and installation was done professionally.
all documentation with electrical authorities was carried out by Ahlec Pty.
Very happy with the deal itself.
Highly recommend this company.
Aaron

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Show Details

Fantastic company to work with!!! Excellent from start to finish!!!

Austin was knowledgeable and helpful throughout the quoting phase of this project. He never tried to push the larger systems and instead looked very closely at our daily power usage vs. which system(s) would best serve our needs.

The installation process went smoothly from start to finish. Sam and his team were extremely skilled and detail oriented in their approach to the installation of our solar system. They left the work site spotless and gave a very clear explanation of what steps in the process would follow in the coming days.

Amy, from the office, was quick to provide the documents and instructions on what needed to be done regarding our power provider to get the new digital meter installed, switch our plan over to a solar plan, etc.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ahlec Solar to other people in the area. They were top notch from start to finish!!!
Show Details

Good service and a good price

Very responsive, answered many questions, installation was a breeze. Very happy.
Inverter rating: 4/5
Show Details

Good and efficient service

Good and efficient installation. The service and the whole process was painless
Show Details

Great company to deal with. Friendly & professional service.

Quoting service was excellent. Great presentation.
The installation team were professional, polite & left the site spotless.
Customer service and after sales service is first class.

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Show Details

Great service

I was very happy with the service from Ahlec. The quote was competitive and Austin explained the process clearly and gave prompt responses to any further questions by email. The installers were punctual, friendly and professional, and everything is working as it should. The job included a meter board upgrade. Highly recommended.
Show Details

Good system, but install was different to quote

We’ve got a good system and the service was excellent. We were however quite disappointed when the sales rep said we’d be getting the new 440w panels but when the installation happened only 415w panels were installed. Still charged the same. The owner explained that the new panels weren’t in the country yet so the sales rep gave us wrong info. Ultimately all they could do was apologise. Also, when install happened they couldn’t fit enough panels on our north roof so all ended up east/west which isn’t what we thought we were getting - but this couldn’t be helped as it’s due to the dimensions of our roof. Also the sales guy said they’d put the inverter under our back patio but the installers insisted it should go on the southern external wall next to the electricity box. Just a lot of disparity between what the sales rep sold us on, versus what was delivered. Everyone was really nice about it all, still disappointing though.
Inverter rating: 5/5
Show Details

Best in the business.!!

From the moment we engaged Ahlec, their responsiveness to our requirements, our timeframe of installation and conditions of our installation - they were fantastic. Their quality of installation services is as good as any trade I have ever used and their staff are the friendliest. Have recommended them a number of times already and this is the second Solar installation we have used Ahlec.
Show Details

Professional & Excellent customer service

Ahlec Solar has been an exceptional business to work with, the quoting and presentation was excellent,
Could not fault this business the customer service was exceptional.
Very happy customers.
Show Details

Very professional installer

Our neighbor referred us to Ahlec Solar and we've been very pleased with their service from the first contact right through to installation. Great company to deal with.
Show Details

Great job!

Very happy with our install so far. The team were punctual, polite and left the site tidy. Would recommend!
Show Details

Off Grid

From quoting to installation Ahlec were extremely accomodating and open. The project had several changes and delays along the way but this was never an issue. The installation was efficient, neat and tidy. Would be happy to recommend and to use again.
Show Details

AHLEC - An Outstanding Solar and Battery Company

Ahlec Solar's entire team are very professional, friendly, reliable, efficient and their knowledge is extensive.

Their communication and attention to detail was outstanding.

I highly recommend this company for all your solar and battery requirements and I personally will only use Ahlec Solar for all my future works.

A+++

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Battery rating: 5/5
Show Details

Communicative installer, any probs call me later, I will make a visit once it is up and running to see how you are going and if you have any problems.

Sales quoting process was informative, polite, the sales person was punctual and stayed in email contact when he sent information to view
Show Details

Excellent customer service all round!

We can highly recommend Ahlec Solar. This is the second time we have used Ahlec for our solar install needs. As the service was excellent the first time round. A very professional team and fantastic customer service.
Show Details

What a great experience

Professional service from first contact with Austin, all the way through to installation and after sale. Could not fault the team.

I must have sought around 8 quotes and most came back with variations of the same system but it was the communication and superior service that set Ahlec apart.

Unbeatable price, install and service. Love the addition of the Catch Power relay too, so did my neighbour who had one installed on the same day as mine after I told him about it!
Show Details

Great and professional company to deal with

Right from the start of the process they were up front and knowledge with what we needed and explained how we would get the most benefit from having a system installed, the technicians who installed the the panels were very professional and accommodating and also explained and ran through the operating details of all the equipment as well as organising the grid connection would highly recommend them.
Inverter rating: 1/5
Show Details

Good service and a professional job

Great service and a professional job. I would recommend this company to anyone.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Battery rating: 5/5
Show Details

Great process

Quote process was easy
Install great
Customer service really good
Show Details

Doing what it should

Happy with the sales pitch and installation. Everything was ready to go and installed in a day. Nice neat job.
Show Details

Fantastic Installer

Austin was very knowledgeable and was the only person that offered me a way to keep my old solar panels with a new inverter plus new solar panels so I could save more for less. Plus less landfill which helps the environment.
Sam who Co Ordinatored the install was fantastic. He explained the processes and helped me set up the app so I can monitor the new system.
It was a smooth process from start to finish. Amazing customer service and would highly recommend them.
Show Details

Great people to deal with

These guys are so great to deal with . Explained in plain language all the different options, what we did and didn’t need and how much it would cost. Installation was very professional, neat and friendly. Very thankful we went with Alec for our off grid system.
Inverter rating: 5/5
Show Details

Great expertise in battery PV systems!

I spoke to many installers about a complex off grid solution and they really struggled to answer my questions. Ahlec knew what they were talking about far better than the others. They don't use sales staff like the big companies do... you talk directly to the experts.

These guys are very professional and the system does exactly what I need it to do.

I've been very satisfied so far with all aspects of their process and the end product.

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Show Details

Great installation

Great service, great system, very happy with the whole process.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Show Details
 To get your quotes, please enter your postcode: