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Blue Mountains Solar Reviews

Based on 112 reviews

  • 5 star 38
  • 4 star 69
  • 3 star 5
  • 2 star 0
  • 1 star 0

Average Customer Review

  • Value
    4.33
  • System Quality
    4.67
  • Customer Service
    4.76
  • Installation
    4.71

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About Blue Mountains Solar, Solar Installers

Blue Mountains Solar started trading in 2009 and is part of an electrical contracting company that has been in business for over 17 years. They are fully licensed electricians and have Level 2 accreditation so your metering is installed the same day (which is unusual in the solar industry!). They say all their installations are fitted by Clean Energy Council accredited installers and they only use hardware backed by solid Australian warranties. They only use SMA inverters and their panels are either Trina or Sunpower. They say they will always visit your property for an onsite inspection and shade analysis. The data gathered from this shade assessment is loaded into their design software. From that the output report gives you, the client, a realistic monthly estimation of how much solar electricity your system will be producing. The customer can then monitor their monthly output and be confident that the system is performing as it should. They also say they will deal with your current electricity supplier and do all the paperwork for you. Customer testimonials for Blue Mountains Solar are available, and include the following: “ Competitive quote, immediate (10 days) install which qualified for higher RECs. Panels and inverter well supported in Australia (Silex panels and SMA inverter).” At the time of writing all their reviewers rated the company highly in all areas: Value for money, system quality, installation and customer service. Blue Mountains Solar has on grid and off grid accreditation.

Blue Mountains Solar Solar Reviews

We follow up with all reviewers after 12 months to see how their system is going since it was installed. These are all the reviewers who have responded to our 1 year follow up:
This is the second house at which I've installed a solar system. My first experience with another solar installer in Sydney was mediocre, but my second experience with Blue Mountains Solar was excellent. I installed 5.88kW of panels (18 x 327W Sunpower panels) and a Sunnyboy 5kW inverter. I've had the system installed for about 5 months now and the output is excellent. Damien and the team were attentive and offered a competitive price for this installation. Because the installation occurred as part of a larger home renovation I was impressed with the coordination and communication with me, the electrician, and the building team. Because of Damian's more advanced electrical certification he went above and beyond the call of duty to assist my electrician with some incidental but related work. In summary, my experience was great and I'd happily recommend Blue Mountains Solar. When I decide to install a battery system, they'll be the first ones I call. Show additional information
Installers gave two days notice of installation date and time - excellent. Show additional information
Of the 3 companies referred to me only Blue Mountains Solar visited my premises.
One of the companies just sent a quote then badgered me to sign up, the other would not answer the questions I had about installation and during discussions with their representative they refused to discuss, in detail, the concerns that I had.

I am very, very pleased with Blue Mountains Solar
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So glad I've done it! I'm battery ready and will upgrade in 2 years as the technology becomes cheaper. I'm only sorry I didn't ask for the smart meter - I really want to know more about my generation and usage - will wait for the batteries and then get one.
The install was so quick and the post-install customer support is good. Blue Mountains Solar are very good on their word!
It was a lot of money (just under $9,500) but I am happy with the quality of the components and the service by Damian and his team.
I also got good thick curtains throughout the house and topped-up my ceiling space insulation to make the best of the heating/cooling. Insulation is just as important!
Thanks so much for your service - I went to your site often to make sense of everything!
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Blue Mountains Solar were very open about all the details including the cost, and although the most expensive of the three quotes, theirs was the best value for money based on the guaranteed level of performance of the system over 25 years. Damien and his team arrived to do the installation when they said they would and were efficient, respectful and provided all the information I needed and the system was up and running immediately. My neighbour has the same system installed by Blue Mountains Solar four years ago and gave me great feedback on the performance of the system and Blue Mountains Solar which added to my confidence in my decision. Thank you Solar Quotes for providing all the background information to enable me to make an informed decision. Show additional information
Happy with the guys recommend by you all provided good service,but in the end decided to support a local business and the feedback on your site re blue mts solar was invaluable. Thanks heaps for your follow up and advice. Show additional information
I received 2 responses from the 3 suggested. Whilst the Solaray guide price was lower then BM Solar, I was happy to proceed with them based on the equipment provided and the fact they are a local business. Installation was delayed by about a month from quote acceptance which I accept was mainly due to wet weather in this period. Show additional information
They communicated well. They came when they said they would. They were efficient in the installation and the panels they use are copper backed instead of plastic. Show additional information
Blue Mountains Solar was absolutely fantastic to us from the initial interview to the completion of the installation. The explanations, the many questions answered, the time spent with us in person and via e-mails, and the apparent and obvious knowledge, eliminated the other quotes immediately. Explained at length the mechanism and answered our multitude of questions with great understanding. These characteristics were particularly so when we were learning about the inverters and also the function of the NET meter. We are now recording readings from the inverters and the NET meter (and learning more as we travel this course) in preparation for Blue Mountains Solar's return visit to check on the efficiency of the installation. We cannot praise them enough. Carolyn & Ian. Bathurst, New South Wales. Show additional information
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First of all, I am a person who likes to purchase the best quality I can afford.
I have been thinking of installing a Solar System on my home in Medlow Bath for some time now, and as usual, things that happen in life kept pushing the decision back, also I do not buy into the throw away society which is far too prevelant today.
What I was looking for was a company that was going to install a system that was going to last, would have good manufacturer backed warranties,and was local.
After conducting a quick google search it seemed there was only one company that was in my area which was Blue Mountains Solar.
There were no pushy sales techniques, the staff explained clearly to me why the product was superior to other product and pointed out that although I may pay a bit extra for my Sunpower system it was going to last.
Now I have a system on my roof that is producing more energy than I expected, has a 25 year manufacturers warranty (not to mention the manufacturers 25 year performance guarantee, seems the industry average is 10 years) and its also battery ready.
What company nowadays says to a customer that batteries are great but to advise me that I should wait a couple of years for the capacity to increase and the prices to fall?
Ok, so I am a very happy customer.
Thank you Blue Mountains Solar and the whole team.... Awesome
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Blue Mountain Solar arrived right at the time and day arranged. Damian and the team started work and were finished in a few hours. I said to my husband they were like the McLaren racing team in the pits. Everyone knew their job and just got into it. Site left clean and tidy and we were generating power as they left.
Damian was honest and knowledgeable as another review said his enthusiasm is infectious. He is a straight talker and not pushy. Gives you the facts and allows you to make the decision without the high pressure sales pitch. An absolutely wonderful company to deal with. Would and have recommended them to others looking for solar energy, We are about to upgrade our panels with Blue Mountains Solar prior to the 60 cent rebate expiring and look forward to using them again.
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The service was excellent from giving an on site quote right through to installation . Our panels have only just been installed but we are really pleased with the whole process which was completely stress free & professional . Show additional information
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Damian McMahon and his team from Blue Mountains Solar were exceptional - professional, informative, enthusiastic and courteous. Highly recommended. Show additional information
I liked the straight forward no nonsense approach from this local business. They were honest and gave excellent advice.
They were prompt, arrived when they said they would and connected us on the same day, no waiting for a Level 2 electrician.
Followed up to check everything was OK without being asked.

We are very happy with our system.
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It was such a pleasure dealing with Damien from Blue Miountains Solar. He was punctual, professional, gave great advice and the whole procerss from quote to instalation was smooth. I would happily recomend Blue Montains solar to friends. Show additional information
This installation included LG batteries and SMA Inverter, SMA Sunny Island for on and off grid applications and Sunny Home Manager. The panels are Sunpower X-Series with 345w power. I intend using Reposit software when it is developed and available for the SMA equipment. The SMA have the reputation for being the state of the art equipment and the panels are the most efficient, and are locally supported, with the best guarantee as well as the LG battery I am using. I understand at 15 years guarantee the batteries are way in front of the competition. As well as this they are very compact and can easily be added to if needs be, to achieve practical independence from grid supplied power. I am assured this system makes better use of the sun power generated. The SMA system includes access to their web site to see exactly how the system is performing.

There is no doubt this is not the cheapest available but I feel confident the system and supplier are the best available and well worth the cost.

I am adding this system to my original 1.5kW system earning .60c per kW.
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Had Blue Mountains Solar install our solar system and couldn't ask for a better experience. The service provided was outstanding along with the quality of components to complete the solar install. With our roof being very challenging (45 degree angle), Blue Mountains Solar were able to sort it out and do an outstanding job. The knowledge and advice from Blue Mountains Solar made our decision easy on who to go with. Highly recommended! Show additional information
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Blue mountains solar have great advice on the type of setup I wanted with a clear analysis of what I needed to achieve a system that can be expanded in the future. Also, having an installer that is a current licenced electrician sped up the connection process by not having to rely on a third party to hook up to the grid.
BMS were also very aware of keeping the aesthetics of my house in mind during placement of the panels on the roof.
Finally, I was very comfortable with Damien's confident demeaner and a 'no hard sell' approach.
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Highly recommended. No hard sell. Very knowledgeable about the products. Provide options and will discuss the pro and cons at length, to make sure you are comfortable with the solution. Came prepared for site survey with relevant information and was on-time. During installation, again Damian and Sebastian started work on time and by mid-day our system was fully operational. No mess, no waiting for connection. It just worked. Not the cheapest solution but I am impressed with the quality of work and solution. We are using LG Neo PV and SMA inverter with Tigo to maximise output in our shadowy location. Show additional information
I used to be a university Professor (Finance). I did the financial calculations in great detail and liked the rate-of-return for me. I went for a slightly more expensive system thinking that the German SMA inverter and the highly efficient SunPower solar panels represented less operational risk for me, less break-down risk of the components, less risk of solar panel melt-down or inverter failure. There are cheaper installations yet I see a trade-off between up-front cost and quality, leading to greater longevity of the overall installation with essentially zero maintenance issues. Damian McMahon of Blue Mountains Solar did an excellent job. His commitment to the benefits of solar PV technology is infectious. From day one this system has simply worked and I've indeed had no need for any maintenance. I plan to adopt a flexible battery system soon. Damian is advising me on the choice of battery and configuration of the overall installation to maximise flexibility and the economic benefits. SMA's web-based monitoring portal allows this client real-time monitoring of all that's going on with the PV system. Show additional information
WE HAVE NO HESITATION IN RECOMMENDING BLUE MOUNTAINS SOLAR TO ANYONE LOOKING TO PURCHASE SOLAR PANELS. DAMIAN SHOWED FROM FIRST CONTACT THAT HE KNEW HIS PRODUCT WELL AND MY HUSBAND AND I FELT THAT WE COULD FEEL CONFIDENT GOING WITH HIM AS NOTHING SEEMED TO BE AN ISSUE AND THAT PROVED TO BE CORRECT AS HE WAS HERE ON TIME FOR A QUOTE AND AGAIN FOR THE INSTALLATION AND CLEANED UP WHEN THEY FINISHED WHICH WAS GREAT. GREAT JOB DAMIAN. HAPPY CUSTOMER Show additional information
I had quotes from Nicholls and Mark group. I preferred to go with the local installer because he's local and he was prepared to talk to me about all the technicalities. I'm an electrical engineer and therefore I expect to be treated like one and not another punter. He is the supplier and installer. I can understand all the fine points regarding the construction and operation of panels and inverters. I did not feel that I was dealing with anybody but a pure salesman with all other suppliers who have called me. I especially did not appreciate the hard sell by Mark group. I am the hardest person to sell to if my knowledge is not respected. I do not buy on price. I buy on good engineering and the integrity of the person I deal with. I'm naturally sceptical of all salespeople and the solar panels industry seems to have attracted the usual bunch of carpet baggers. Show additional information
Blue Mountains Solar were the only company that offered to come to my house to evaluate the site and offer options. Sure there were cheaper offers but none gave me the confidence BM Solar provided.

Damian has always been punctual, knew his product, offered valuable advice/options and was always very professional.

They came today spot on time, installed the system and had finished by around 1pm. The place was left immaculately clean and tidy. The system was explained to me and has already exceeded my expectations in it's output just today.

A lot of mountains tradespeople could take a leaf out of BM Solar's book. Well done Damian and Sebastian and I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.
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Punctuality is one of my "things" you know part of that first impression, well Damian gave me a time for the quote but rang that morning looking for an earlier time then was bang on time.........First Star*

Had done his home work and was well prepared, it was also obvious that he knew his stuff......Second Star**

I had already received 2 other quotes so had a good idea what I wanted and what questions to ask, answers were straight forward in plain language and very easy to understand....Third Star***

After receiving his quote and doing my own research on the quality of items to be supplied, I was impressed and please with the price, and most importantly with his suggestions for extra inclusions, which none of the others had even hinted about.....Fourth Star****

A phone call 3 days later sealed the deal and a final "I will be there a week Friday in the morning" How many times have well all heard similar from trades people.....And how many times have we believed it? Well knock me down with a feather, Damian was here Friday morning and the job was expertly completed in the 4 hours quoted.....Fifth Star*****

But it is the little things that mark the word excellent, like cardboard to protect the paint on the gutters, bringing my dog a bone so that we could all work in peace, installing my Watts Clever Meter, totally cleaning up the site when finished.

Say what you will do, then do more....

Ian L Mackenzie
Mob. 0419704549
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Blue Mountains Solar offer fantastic service, great advice and a quality install. We are very happy with our 4k system with SMA Inverter. Just waiting for our first bill to see the savings.
We would highly recommend these guys to anyone looking for a quality solar system.
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From start to finish felt confident in BM Solar's knowledge, experience, and common sense advice. Show additional information
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Informed, helpful service. Thorough site appraisal prior to advising of appropriate solar system for my needs. Arrived on time & left the site clean & tidy. Due to price rises from the panel manufacturer this installer isn't the cheapest quote, but hopefully the higher quality of the product will justify the extra cost. Good job. Show additional information
Very impressed with their punctuality, efficiency and professionalism. Damian gave sound, practical advice with no pressure salesmanship. Nothing was too much trouble. Only company in the area to provide Sunpower panels as an option. Since they are the best panels in the world why go for anything less.

They work as a team and to see men cleaning up after themselves was amazing. WOW!

We have no hesitation in saying that going with Blue Mountains Solar was the best choice we could have made.
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The guys from Blue Mountains Solar were very professional. Went about their business very well. Everything was explained when job completed and we are very happy. Show additional information
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Best quality products on the market - 327w panels meant they fitted where I wanted them. High end inverter. Local team so support is good too. Show additional information
The supplier of my Solar PV system was Blue Mountains Solar. installed on 20 August 2014. Found them in your list of Silver Suppliers
They are local business from our perspective because we live at the foot of the Blue Mountains.
Mark Group could not accommodate me in their schedule - I will have to wait for another month.
SolarRay is located at Mona Vale, around 65 Km from where we live - almost cross country from my perspective.
While Blue Mountains Solar is closer to where we live.
I sent you an email on 22 August. Resent that email on 19 Sept. 2014. Reported my good experience with Blue Mountains Solar.
Blue Mountains Solar was great, very professional. I will recommend them to others.
Their quote looked expensive at first glance but after further calculations their quote was very reasonable.
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Got honest answers from the outset, as one previous reviewer said no BS.Came to site inspected and suggested system to buy and why. No high pressure sales pitch. Installation was as promised on time, and proffessional. Left the job clean. Damian is very patient and prepared to spend whatever time is needed to answer your questions. Although not the cheapest I have no doubts I have bought a quality system and will have no problems. Higly recommended.
Would like to write another review in 12 months after savings etc assessed
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Though not the cheapest, one other company gave a quote site unseen which seems a bit slapdash. Another company never got back to me.
The Blue Mountains guys came out, inspected the site, advised me on different panels but didn't push. They could have done the job with cheaper panels but I don't mind paying more for quality so I got market leading hardware.
They were very professional & even got me some tiles to replace some they found cracked on my roof (at no extra charge). They even tidied up after themselves, shock & awe.
We were generating power back to the grid on the same day, all done & dusted.
A bit more expense, but: Top quality hardware, excellent service, a job well done & no BS.
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Installers arrived on time, finished on time, cleaned up the mess afterwards .They were a very professional team and very helpful explaining how to get the best out of the system and the way the system operates. I have already recommended Blue Mountain Solar to several of my friends but also your great web site, lots of great information. Show additional information
I have two family members whom I have already recommended Blue Mountains Solar to. Very nice business and workers to do business with. Exceptional customer service [SIX STARS ******] Show additional information
Blue Mountains Solar offered a quality product, there was no hard pressure sales, and is a small reputable "local" company. The installation was completed promptly, and Damian was generous with his time and explanations. I'm happy to have chosen this company. Show additional information
None of the three companies that were recommended suited us. Company 1 refused to install eastern-facing strings, company 2 quoted on a system that couldn't possibly fit on our roof space, and company 3 was very expensive although we liked the panels they quoted on (Sunpower). Company 3 also hassled us with repeated phone calls.
I searched through other installers that were listed here and found Blue Mountains Solar. They had the Sunpower panels and SMA inverter that we wanted at 20% less than company 3's prices. They answered all my questions, were able to give a provisional quote from the initial phone conversation, and confirmed it after a site visit.
They provided detailed estimates of production based on our aspect (including partial shading from a tree) and the estimates were month by month not just an annual ballpark figure. Strangely, the software used for the estimates showed that our 4.9kW of panels, split into two strings, would perform better with a 4kW inverter than with a 5kW inverter. I found it hard to believe but eventually took their advice and bought the 4kW inverter. Our system was installed a month ago and has been performing better than expected so far.
The system was installed on the agreed date, and only took a few hours. Our property was left clean and tidy after the installation. Unfortunately there were a few issues with the meter installation - they have to use a contractor for this in our area. However apart from this everything went very well and we are more than happy with our system and with the service from Blue Mountains Solar.
I would highly recommend Blue Mountains Solar if you are in the market for a top quality solar system.
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Solar representative is very knowledgeable and provided additional information for me regarding the north or west orientation of the panels. Very satisfied with the installation. Only disappointment is the low buy back rate for power supplied to the grid (which is controlled by electricity suppliers and State Government - not the installer) Show additional information
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