Central Coast Energy Reviews

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About Central Coast Energy, Solar Installers

Central Coast Energy
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NSW: 352265C Leigh Mcinerney Electrical Pty Ltd 

Reviewers report paying: $4,800 - $8,000 for depending on hardware choice and installation difficulty ( how is this calculated? )

We are a local solar power company servicing Central Coast, Hunter, Newcastle areas and parts of Sydney.

Our goal is to provide only the highest quality products, giving you a system that is going to provide free power for years to come. Our team is passionate about renewable energy and takes great pride in delivering a quality installation to every customer.

In addition to our accredited design and install team we also have a level 2 electrician who looks after the metering connecting you straight to the grid.

We offer tailored solutions to our customers' needs and level of investment.

We are a local company that sees a long and exciting future ahead of us.

Central Coast Energy Solar Reviews

Best Solar panel company on the Central Coast

My wife and I would not hesitate to recommend Central Coast Energy. From start to finish the customer service and installation was five star. They are punctual, polite and very tidy. Leigh and Phil explained everything even arranging for our meter to be replaced. We are 100% happy with our choose and have already recommended them to our family, friends and business acquaintances.


Barry Targett
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Excellent Customer Service

After extensive research we decided to support a local supplier in Central Coast Energy. From the initial consultation with Dylan, through the installation with Jay and follow up from Leigh our expectations have been truly met and surpassed. We would highly recommend Leigh and the team at Central Coast Energy. Show additional information

Great System - No Hassle

I had been looking to install solar for several years and had done a lot of reading during that time.
All I wanted was a straight up quote for a quality system. All costs included - no hidden fees.
Leigh and Phil from Central Coast Solar were the only ones to provide this to me.
I had one guy from another company tell me I was on 3 phase power and required new power box - which was completely wrong. Im on single phase and power box had oodles of spare room / capacity for not only smart meter install but main house fuse had to be moved into box.
These guys supplied a 5KW Sungrow inverter with & upgraded me Q Cell Duo5 panels at no cost.
They also installed my inverter under cover in garage and away from direct heat and weather next to power box. It was a difficult cable run and no extra cost.
A team of 5 guys arrived and had install completed in about 2.5 hrs.
At the end of the day, my system was installed in winter and Im producing 28-29 kw on a good day. Im looking forward to the longer days ahead.
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Professional service

We are very impressed with Phil, Jay, Leigh and the whole team at Central Coast energy. The whole process of quoting us to wait times and installation was extremely professional and smooth. The day of the installation, Phil mentioned to us that he would send his “A Team”. They faced rain however Jay in particular assured us of sorting it out and it was done The next working day. All our queries were answered.
The log in details to check the system and the grid connection were all taken care off.
We would highly recommend a Central Coast Energy.
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solar panels

central coast energy were terrific to deal with. from the initial contact with phil anastas to the installation and after sales service was first class. no query was too much trouble for them to answer.
thoroughly recommend this company
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Excellent solar system supplier and installer

My initial contact with Phil as part of our comparative quotation process was very reassuring, professional and positive. Phil’s knowledge of the various solar systems and his appreciation of what we were after based on our limited research, liaison with Leigh to get our desired system, initial site visit and follow-up communication couldn’t have been better. Steve and his team arrived on installation day and quickly installed the whole system in half a day and our system was generating solar power by midday. Leigh’s follow-up communication and correspondence was handled politely and efficiently, including arranging for a new digital meter to be installed by our energy supplier. An all round professional solar system supplier and installation business. Show additional information

No high pressure sales or bullshit

Leigh spoke straight with me and didn't hype or knock other companies or products
good workmanship and tidy install
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Great service with a quality installation and set to work

The Central Coast Energy team were a pleasure to deal with. Phil provided great advice and even called around to provide advice onother issues that we were having at our home. After placing the order, there was nothing else for me to do, which was great. The installation team were professional and even cleaned up after themselves, which is a rare trait these days, but very pleasing indeed.

The overall process, ins/tallation, set to work was great. We are very glad to have used a local company that we know will have support from should the need arise/

Highly recommended
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Professional Company - highly recommended

I had selected this company to come out and provide a quote based off the reviews on this site. I was impressed by Phil as he answered all my questions and had already completed an analysis of the system required and the cost before arriving. He also wasn't pushy on the sale and didn't try and up sell.

Installers arrived 15 minutes early and had it completed within half a day. Installation quality of the inverter and panels are great.

When I was able to turn my inverter on after having my meter box upgraded I noticed an issue with the smart meter not showing analytics on the load and feed in. Leigh had organised one of his installers to come and check look at the issue within a week but wasn't able to resolve the issue. Without follow up Leigh had then organised for Sungrow to come and look at the issue which was quickly resolved due to a wiring mismatch.

Thanks Leigh, Phil and team for an overall positive experience!
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Solar simplicity

I wanted to wait a few months before reviewing to get a good feel for the system but in short, don't hesitate!

The entire CC Energy team, from initial quoting, updates to quotes to include different panels and increasing the system size to maximise roof space utilisation through to installation was handled very professionally. Price was very competitive considering the system chosen. Installation was quick, well done and looks great.

Would highly recommend them to anyone.
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Hassle free on time no mess all done in one day no complaints

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Great Job all done remotely

I cant speak highly enough of Phil and Leigh in how they have managed the quoting, specifying and installation process which has all been done remotely since are in lock down and not visiting our beach house. Show additional information

On ground level solar panels

I have just had 44 panel solar system installed by Central Coast Energy on my rural property. From initial contact through to quotation,installation to commissioning everyone of the staff were courteous,professional and willing to explain every step of the process.I would have no hesitation in recommending Central Coast Energy and have already done so.
Now looking forward to much lower electricity bills . Paul
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Great Product

Quote process was easy. Jamie and his partner were very polite and accommodating when installing solar system. nothing was an issue. haven't been connected to grid as yet so cant comment on that Show additional information

Flawless installation

Smooth process from start to finish. High quality installation and after sales support. Show additional information
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Highly recommend Central Coast Energy. Excellent installer & customer service.

Both Sales Manager and Installer were punctual, polite and very helpful. Customer Service was great in helping organising the grid connection. Would highly recommend Central Coast Energy for Solar system installation. Show additional information

Excellent advise

I thought I would wait 6 months after installation so I could check to see how our new system was performing before reviewing. We originally had a 3 kw system installed a few years ago and I was looking to install a further 6.5kw system. I had great advise on the type of system to install and ended up with a fronius inverter and Trina panels. I can only say the system has exceeded my expectations, we now get a credit for the electricity which more or less covers our gas bill, so no more energy bills for our household. Bear in mind this took into account a lot cloudy days and smoke filled days. The service from Leigh and his team was great . Installation all done in a day and a short time between accepting the quote and the job being completed. I would thoroughly recommend Central Coast Energy to any prospective buyer. Show additional information

Solar made easy

Leigh and his team made the whole process easy and were a pleasure to deal with. Thoroughly professional, their advice and guidance was invaluable. Installation was completed promptly with a minimum of fuss and disruption. Show additional information

Great local company

Excellent communication and punctuality from sales to installer .
Everything organised by installer including grid connection .
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Five Stars Installation

Highly Recommend Central Coast Energy, Phil help us through the Solar Quote process A1.The Installers were great and kept us up to date with the Installation.
And Leigh organised all the paperwork for the energy company, fantastic job done by all would recommend them to anyone.
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Fantasic company, great installion and looks fantasic

From the beginning when getting quotes, I have been very impressed with everyone I have dealt with in Central Coast Energy. Nothing was too much trouble, when I asked for many different configurations, power outputs, cell brands etc. The quote was very competitive for the larger system I wanted. The installation went very smoothly, the team turned up went they advised, they were well versed in the installation process and everything was explained clearly on how the system worked. Happy to recommend Central Coast Energy for any solar system. Show additional information

Fantastic installer

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Excellent Professional Local Company

Thanks to Leigh and his team. From Phil who was very informative and patient explaining in detail in a way that was easy to understand.
On installation day Steve and his boys again very professional, informative and tidy. Steve explained the process again to us. Thank you.
We would have no hesitation in highly recommending Central Coast Energy to anyone. We did have quotes from online suppliers and yes they were cheaper but at the end of the day we chose to go local as if we have an issue we know they are not far away.
We are definitely looking forward to lower bills and it so interesting seeing it working with the smart meter and app.

Thanks again Leigh, Phil, Steve & team.
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Good Service

We were happy with all aspects of our dealings with Central Coast Energy. Would have no hesitation in recommending them. Show additional information

Recommended Solar Installer

Fantastic service and very easy to deal with. Our solar install was completed quickly and cleanly. Will happily recommend to friends and family. Show additional information
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Great solar company

CC Energy provided optimum service from start to finish. They did the lot and were prompt efficient and professional. Good products and pricing plus at this early stage the results are rewarding.
Great company to deal with.
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Seamless installer

Quote process very straightforward. Very competitive price, much better than the door to door bunch we began with. Brilliant on time installation. They did everything including organising the new meter and were very responsive to questions, no call waiting issues. We made a mistake turning the system on but all sorted within 15 minutes. We would highly recommend this company. Show additional information

Great solar installation experience

Could not be happier with our solar system installation by Central Coast Energy. Leigh and his team were friendly and professional from start to finish - turned up on time and left our property spotless after the installation. Leigh engenders high confidence in the work performed and ongoing service. Happy to recommend without reservation. Show additional information

Genuine, local guy. Can't go wrong.

Leigh was recommended to us by a previous customer of his. After being sweet talked by a salesperson who, over 3 hours, promised the world for a significant price, we signed and then second guessed our commitment to the system on offer. Leigh's straightforward approach was a breath of fresh air and his quote was very fair when compared with similar sized systems, of which we invited a quote from the previous salesperson with none forthcoming.

He organised everything for us and solved a hiccup that resulted from a mutual misunderstanding efficiently and effectively, despite putting his own timeline back a couple of days.

Leigh contacted our supplier for a meter upgrade and organised the grid connection for us. We haven't had to worry about a thing. He followed up the installation with details on how to monitor the system online and rang the following day to check on the job. Being new to the world of solar, I am enjoying observing the data I can view, but the real test will be in the next power bill or two, which I am looking forward to analysing, hence the 'not applicable' for quality of system as I don't really know.
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Most Excellent

Very happy with the Service. Timely, Great Follow Up, Informative Show additional information

Amazing Solar Install

No Fuss install all taken care of by the team at Central Coast Solar Show additional information

Service and advice are king!

Thank you to Leigh, and the team at Central Coast Energy.
Leigh and his team, made the process so easy and Leigh was always happy to answer all my question and explain everything in detail and in a way that we could understand.
Installation was great Jay and the team did a great job on the day.
Very happy customer :)
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Upgrade of Panels and Battery

I was very happy from start to finsh with the service of Leigh and staff, Their quote was mid range, and Leigh was Honest when answering question, after 3 months we are just about off the Grid, paying only about $15.00 per month instead of $300.00-$400'00 per month in a bill. Show additional information
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AAA+ solar installation highly recommend

Professional service from the sales to the installation and the after service they are a pleasure to deal with and would highly recommend them to anyone looking at getting solar Show additional information

Communication is key

After 4 solid quotes I decided on Leigh and boys. A local company with a great reputation and years of experience. I was leaning towards a more well known company for the fact they’ve been around longer but couldn’t go past the customer service, price, assurances and over all quality. After much research they listened to my wants and gave me a system to suit my family and my roof. They take every into consideration. I knew the installer that came and felt reassured that the job would be done to the best quality.

They were quick, tidy and easy to deal with.
After sales and installation service has been great.
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Fantastic service

Leigh is very professional and gives a fast response and great quote. The installation team were exceptional, polite and completed the job without any fuss.
I highly recommend Central Coast Energy
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Transparent product sales approach by vendor and fast seamless service. Show additional information
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Professional, friendly and helpful advice without a heavy sales pitch. Would recommend contacting Central Coast Energy to provide your solar power solution. Show additional information
Leigh and the guys at Central Coast Energy were fantastic. Installation was done within 3 weeks of paying the deposit.
Slight issue with the change over in the meter box. Leigh turned up on the doorstep the next morning to fix it (I had not even contacted Leigh), he was here no longer than 20 minutes and then advised he would email Origin Energy to come back and finish the meter change over.
Absolutely stellar customer service. I would highly recommend Leigh and Central Coast Energy!
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Leigh was wonderful to deal with. He responded to our queries promptly and once we had decided to proceed, installation was conducted within 3 weeks. Show additional information
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Very good company. Would recommend to others Show additional information
I purchased a 6.1 Kw solar power system from Central Coast Energy which included the installation of the system at Garden Suburb in Lake Macquarie. From the initial contact with their office through to the installation of the system it was absolutely hassle free. The installers turned up on time and were very very professional in all aspects of the installation, when they finished they cleaned up and took all the rubbish with them. Highly recommended. Show additional information
From start to finish this was a seamless install. Leigh and his team really know their products and pricing. From the best quote of 6 quotes to the best customer service to best install - so tidy.
I have seen other installations that are very messy and output has been less than the desired kw output. Very happy customers.
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The owner of the business, Leigh McInerney, was easy to talk to but not pushy, and he has followed up with us on multiple occasion since installation and fixed any minor problems so we are getting. The most out of our system. We couldn’t be happier with the product and the service.
A separate local solar business in the area was the opposite and that’s why we didn’t go with them. He was pushy and rude. That’s never going to win you new business.
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Very easy process from initial contact through to installation. Very happy with the whole experience. Show additional information
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