Central Coast Energy Reviews

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About Central Coast Energy, Solar Installers

Central Coast Energy

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

Very easy process from initial contact through to installation. Very happy with the whole experience. Show additional information
Leigh was very well organised, had everything set up quickly and thoroughly.

Installation was easy and installation guys were skilled and friendly.
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Leigh was very easy to deal with, doesn't try to oversell, and keeps you well informed. His crew did an excellent job on the install and commissioning and I highly recommend Central Coast Energy. Show additional information
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Quick and professional, took care to not damage guttering and replace damaged tiles. Installers were very �user friendly�.
Also the included emberpulse dashboard and its cloud based record for my useage and generation is a great tool.
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The installer was fantastic from the day I first contacted him. The quote was supplied quickly and my questions were answered in a professional manner. The installation was carried out quickly and all necessary paperwork supplied Operation of the equipment was fully explained including the monitoring software. Overall a very pleasant experience Show additional information
From the first contact to the instillation and after service I found Leigh to be one of the best trades I have dealt with in years. He returned all me calls promptly and was very helpfull in my decision making. I don't usually do reviews as any negatives are often taken out of context but I have to say I have no negatives with this Company so feel I am more than happy to recommend them. Show additional information
There is nothing better than a tradesman turning up when they said they would. Great service, good products overall and great experience. Show additional information
Leigh was very helpful with all the information he provided us. We had a few quotes from other companies but decided to go with Central Coast Energy due to Leigh's honesty and product knowledge. It was a efficient install and the team seemed great. The system seems to be going well so far. We would definitely recommend this company. Show additional information
Ask me about all those a year from now. All seems to be OK now. Show additional information
Really happy with Leigh and Central Coast Energy. Only 4 stars for value for money, not due to Central Coast Energy, but it comes from paying a premium for the higher end equipment that will last (went with a Fronius/LG 6.7KW panel setup). The system has only been in a week, but has pumped out 45KWh+ on good days. Show additional information
Leigh from Central Coast Energy was fantastic. He recommended a system that suited our needs and the installation went very soothly. The system is producing great results. Show additional information
Was a very pleasant company to deal with.... seemed very honest and knowledgeable in his products and left the job looking great very neat and tidy.
Happy to take the time to recommend Central Coast Energy.
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Leigh and his team were very professional, offered good advice prior to installation, turned up on time and cleaned everything up before they left. Leigh also followed up post install to make sure I was happy with the job and had any other questions. System is performing well so far. Show additional information
Very happy we went with Leigh. Everything was installed within a couple of weeks from giving the go ahead. We have a less than desirable did due to shading but Leigh was willing to look at different scenarios for optimal positioning. I've been very happy with the system's performance so far - generating more than I was expecting. Show additional information
Competent, professional service. Quality installation and great customer service. Highly recommended. Show additional information
I want to congratulate you on a superb website. All the information was available -- installer reviews, equipment reviews, and general facts about solar. Show additional information
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Leigh provided a prompt quote, exellent explaination on what qualiity products he uses and a fast and seamless installation of the units. Definately recommend him to family and friends. Show additional information
Thank you to Leigh, Jay and the team at Central Coast Energy. Not knowing much about solar we are incredibly happy with the decisions to go with Leigh and his team, they 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 we great Jay and the team did a great job on the day. We were very happy with brand of panels and inverter.

Big thanks again.
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Leigh answers all questions, does not come across as a sales staff after your money. He is the expert and he also does the installation.
So he has to do an excellent installation.
This is different to big companies who sell the system, but the installer could be a contractor.
If the person installing the solar system does not have much interest in growing the busines, the reputation of business etc, then I wonder how motivated will he be to do an excellent installation.
So far I am very glad I chose Central Coast Energy for the solar installation.
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I got 3 quotes through you. The price wasn't the problem but they didn't give me any choice. One said I needed micro-inverters but I have no shading issues and he couldn't really say why they were needed. Another one wasn't interested in my estimation of my daytime usage (calculated using a power point plug-in energy monitor and a wireless monitor (from efergy) for the appliances that were hard wired eg solar pump hot water and air conditioning). All 3 salespeople were quite pushy too and assumed I was stupid. So I googled solar energy installers in my area and found Central Coast Energy. The first thing that sold me was that on their website they offered 3 options from "cheap" to "expensive". I then looked them up on your website and found good reviews so I filled in the on-line request for a quote on Saturday and first thing Monday the owner (Leigh McInerney) rang me with a quote. He sounded genuine, wasn't pushy and spend time answering my questions on monitoring. He also didn't assume I was completely ignorant. We arranged a time for installation, he turned up on time and it was generating electricity in the afternoon. There was a little problem with the on-line Fronius monitoring but that was quickly sorted the next day. Overall a very positive experience. And thanks for your website from which I learned all I now know about solar energy and for your installer reviews confirming my initial feelings about Central Coast Energy. Show additional information
I dont think I have ever had such a positive, hassle free experience involving the house. From the time I first spoke to Leigh until the installation was completed I never had to worry about anything. AWESOME ! Top job, Top service and top tradesmen. We could not have asked for any better.
A Huge THANK YOU to Leigh and the team.
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Leigh McInerney of Central Coast Energy was very honest and one of the best and knowledgeable electrical installer/mechanic I think I have ever met. He was easy to get on with and a wealth of information. The quality of his work was exceptional. I would have no hesitation in recommending Leigh to anybody. I have been considering installing a good solar system for quite a few years but have not had a sufficiently large sized roof previously. We have been able to almost fully filled our west facing roof with the recommended Trina panels. The past week has not been good weather but have harvested almost 80 kWh in only 6 mainly overcast days. Bring on the sunny weather. Well done and thank you Leigh, I will be extolling the benefits of using your company.
Kind regards, Roger
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When we decided to install Solar, we almost went with a very dodgy company (not any on your list) it was then that I looked on the SolarQuotes site and was contacted by 2 companies. While the other company was polite enough I felt a bit harassed, and they bagged out their opposition - which I don't like.
Leigh was straight up, had great product and industry knowledge, easy to talk to and just got the job done all in a matter of a couple of weeks.
I have only rated the quality of the system Good because we have not had it long enough to give it a complete unbiased rating.
Even now with after sales service nothing is a problem. I am so happy that we went with Central Coast Energy and would recommend them to anyone.
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Dealing with Central Coast Energy was a very positive experience from initial contact through to installation and explaining about the system and how it works. Show additional information
We decided to engage Central Coast Energy as our supplier after considerable evaluation of vendors. Finally we requested Mr. Finn Peacock to advise us on the quotations. Mr. Peacock confirmed that all who had quoted were reputed and that we could decide on any. Then we thought of going for the best price, speed of installation i.e. 2 weeks that included the connection, and the most hazzle free process. Central Coast Energy stood out. Apart from that the installer Mr. LeighMcinerney kept to his word. Unfortunately the job could not be carried out as planned due to heavy rains. Then we agreed on another date and Leigh was at our doorstep 15 minutes ahead !! He was very professional, highly skilled, and fully equipped in every sense to complete the job with least inconvenience to the customer. Customer service to the point of installation is fantastic. Our only follow up is to register for the warranty of the Inverter which obviously has to be done by the customer. On completion he briefed me about the system and how best to optimise utilisation. Thank you Leigh for doing an excellent job. Show additional information
Leigh is a local with a load of experience with a no nonsense approach to his business which means no false promises.
He will be there when he says he will.
My panels were installed by Leigh on time with no fuss and my home was left as he found it with all rubbish taken away.
It was all explained to me in a no talk down fashion which i appreciated and his advice is going to be invaluable as we use the system.
I can only advice people to do their research on solar companies as i did and i am sure they will come to the same conclusion and go with central coast energy
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I would recommend Leigh and Central Coast Energy to anyone looking to either purchase or upgrade a solar system. Leigh answered all of my questions in relation to my installed system and the products used are of top quality. Central Coast Energy won hands down for me based on price, service and quality. Show additional information
Would highly recommend Leigh, prompt quotes and follow up, very open about options and have good honest advice.

Installed within two weeks and made a great job of it. Followed up to see how everything is going.

Excellent, we are very pleased with our choice of installers.
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I have only given a 4 rating to quality of system as it is very new and I have not had a chance to see how it performs. But, the meters are easy to read and understand. Show additional information
Leigh's communication through the process was excellent. He even took time out of his weekend to drop bny and give me an extra run through of the system as i wasnt there to get the rundown from the installer. His installer's were also great. Before starting any of the install they inspected our roof and informed me of any broken tiles or grout missing from the ridge capping. Would recommend Central Coast Energy over any of the bigger mass produced Sydney companies. Show additional information
Leigh was very professional & trustworthy. Great local Central Coast company. Leigh was very quick to install within two weeks of the quote. I highly recommend Leigh at Central Coast Energy. Show additional information
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I dealt with Leigh directly and found him to be honest, knowledgeable and prompt. Our system was installed without issue, Leigh and his staff turned up on time and completed the job in an efficient manner. Would highly recommend this company. I had other quotes for considerably more than Leighs for the same product. Show additional information
Leigh was reliable and professional. I would recommend him to anyone. Show additional information
Good value system. Leigh was honest and reliable and didn't use any high pressure sales techniques to try and con me into a system I didn't need. Highly recommend this local central coast business. Show additional information
Right from the beginning Leigh and his team were completely professional. Always on time, easy to work with and very knowledgeable. We had other quotes and Leigh's price was competitive. We are delighted to recommend Central Coat Energy to any family that is thinking of installing solar.
Judy and Murray
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Excellent service , very professional setup and installation with computer management services also. After sales service follow up also really appreciated. Show additional information
Started off well with a quick response to my inquiry. Leigh responded promptly to all calls and emails. He was easy to talk to, gave good advice, and different options. He was able to answer all my questions. He was not pushy in trying to sell me something. When Leigh gave commitments as to when he would call back, have an answer, even the install date, he was punctual at all times, he honored all commitments, verbal and written. His price was very competitive. He had options at different price points, but seemed to offer quality / well backed products. He was also able to arrange the meter installation which occurred on the same day. The install went smoothly, only taking a few hours. You are dealing with the one person, Leigh. It is his business, I dealt with only him from my initial inquiry, all calls and emails, right through to when he turned up with his assistant to do the install. I would highly recommend this company. I went for a German SMA 3KW Inverter with 12 Trina honey solar panels. Show additional information
Leigh and his team were fantastic, arrived on time, installed with minimal fuss job complete within 4 hrs.
Leigh gave honest advice without being pushy, we are extremely happy with the installation and the quality of workmanship.
I would recommend Central Coast Energy for your Solar needs to anyone considering making the investment
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From a quote , technical questions, installation date.
I was ready for my installation, always looking for a professional service/ installation of a Quality System
Price is a big thing that I look at, but quality components, panels and inverters
For the price I paid and the workmanship
I got a Great Deal
I was advised I was using 30kWh per day the system quoted for and my previous installed 1.5kw system. Would be very close to 30 kWh per day.
My first full day my 3.4kW system generated 22.6kWh
My 1.5 kw system generated 8kWh
A total of 30.6 kWh
Using our dishwasher and air conditioner through the day.
Our metre read 8kw for the day to pay the energy company
2 kw returned back to the grid
If you live on the central coast of N.S.W. You want a Excellent System Professionally Installed Leigh from Central Coast Solar Is Recomended By me
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This company was great in every way from start to finish.They were punctual,well mannered,clean and their communications were good.They turned up early and worked until the job was completed.I was generating energy by lunchtime.The other good service was that they do the metering as well , all included in the price. Show additional information
The Samil inverter supplied was not the one with Wifi connectivity, which was a bit disappointing as i thought the one i was getting did have this feature, However Leigh did supply a wireless energy meter for me. Show additional information
Although we have not recieved a power bill since installation the system appears to be working well Show additional information
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