Champion Energy

Champion Energy Reviews

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Champion Energy Pty Ltd is a local South East Melbourne company established in 2012 as a partnership  before becoming a company in 2014.

If you are considering solar power for your home or business then you will get accurate and honest advice from Champion Energy. 

 

We provide an obligation free proposal which includes all the information you need  to make an educated decision on solar for your home.   

 

Each of our systems is customised to your needs and your home. Inverters are installed in the garage or a suitable protected location where a garage is not available.  

 

The prices listed on our website include a standard installation with internal or external switchboard and single story tin or tile roof.  

 

Our service includes a 10 year warranty on installation work along with equipment manufacturers warranties on all equipment and we provide full support should there ever be an issue with your solar system.  

 

Our solar sales staff have been in solar sales for over 7 years and will provide you with excellent service and assist you with all aspects of getting a solar system including approvals for Govt. grants.

 

We only work with the best Grid Connected and Off Grid Solar Installers we have known and worked with for many years. 

Our professional solar installers and electricians install your system. We will never use unskilled laborers, leave a mess or not complete an installation to the highest standards.

 

Champion Energy is now also trading as Solar Power Ballarat and Solar Power Traralgon.

 

Video of Champion Energy's Ballarat based solar installation team Livewire Electrical installing a small commercial system. Get a quote from Solar Power Ballarat - the Ballarat arm of Champion Energy to have Kylie and her girls install your solar system in Western Victoria.

Reviewers report paying: $4,000 - $6,000 for depending on hardware choice and installation difficulty ( how is this calculated? )

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Champion Energy Reviews (15)

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Average Scores

4.6/5

Value for money

4.8/5

Quality of System

4.9/5

Installation

4.6/5

Customer Service

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  • 4 star 5
  • 3 star 2
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Great service many silly questions. All answered professionally.

Great company to deal all dates met all questions were answered promptly.
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Good system, good people, good price

The advice we got from Pete was very clear and useful. He was very responsive to our requests.
The price was reasonable and the installation was well handled by the electricians.
We've just had the inspector complete his work so we're just waiting to receive the electrical safety certificate.
All on all a good experience.

Supplier Reply:

Thanks Ray, a challenging install for the LiveWire team given the roof infrastructure.
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Great experience all round

Mark had a really decent price, but also he was really honest with me. We’ve been saving up for this so had a bit of money stashed away, so I wanted a really good system. One of the other suppliers tried to sell me something that was double the price and I asked Mark about it. He had it in stock but told me it wouldn’t suit what we needed. He said he could put it in but it would be a waste. He sold us a really decent system, at a good price, when he could have taken a lot of money off us. Then Kylie and her crew from Livewire in Ballarat came round and did a great job on the installation. Said she’d be there at 8, pulled up right on time and was on the roof by 8:03. Done by 1:30, place was spotless when they left. Could not recommend either more highly
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5

Supplier Reply:

Thanks Damien.
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Quality all the way.

What a great job Mark followed up from start to finish,quotes,supply final install,with Rene and his team the install was done on time and the finish perfect,the inspection punctual.And Mark organised the grid connection.
We have had the system on for the last six months and all our own power.
We would and will recommend Champion energy to all.Thank you Fred,Mark,Rene and your team.
Derek and Shirley Allen.
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Original Review on 02-06-2021:

Really happy with my system

The quoting process was pretty straightforward. My “cheaper” quote company couldn’t actually come onsite to quote due to scheduling difficulties (my fault, not theirs), and had to do a remote quote. This might have resulted in their quote being one of the highest. We went with the company who had the time to sit down with us over the phone and answer all of our questions.

We have a terracotta tile roof, and I had read that heavy installers are prone to breaking tiles. My installer was an all-girl team (several of them were teen-aged apprentices) and they were fantastic! Very professional and they did very tidy work. Our power box is an organised delight, and the panels are nicely arranged.
The process isn’t finished yet, as lockdown 4.0 has gotten ion the way, but it’s been clearly explained a couple of times, and I expect we’ll be up and running shortly.
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Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5

Value for money: 4/5
Quality of System: 4/5
Installation: 5/5
Customer Service: 5/5

8 months later we asked Larissa: "Are you happy with the performance of your system so far?"

We are completely happy with our installation. I’m looking forward to the day when the roofing material and the solar panels are one and the same.
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Easy process

Solar Panel shopping was intense at times. Mark answered all of my questions in a patient manner. Thank you
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Great service

Pete from Champion Energy was fantastic to deal with. He was patient and helpful, explaining the process step by step and helping me to compare brands and prices. The install was quick and painless
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Fantastic service

Sales/quoting was excellent and very helpful, explained and answered all my questions very detailed email with quote assisted with application for rebate.
The installers were Polite, Punctual and explained about inspector and using the unit. Very helpful.
The customer Service was better then I would have expected, There have been follow up calls and I was kept up to date with process from start to finish. Even with delays due to Covid restrictions in place always a call, email or text.
Would highly recommend Pete from Champion for all solar needs.
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Trouble free process, great installer

Pete from Ballarat Solar (Champion Energy) was fantastic. He was more than happy to help me through all my questions, walk me through the process and keep me updated along the way about timelines. Install timeframes from signing were quick. Kylie and her all female crew from Livewire Electrical Ballarat were fantastic, turned up on time and did a great professional job. Very happy with everyone involved including Solar quotes. Highly recommend. This was not my cheapest quote, but the friendly and helpful attitude and staff sold me to go with them and i wasn't disappointed
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Supplier unable to make fully operational but still demanded full payment.

Let down by dreadful customer service. Installed by a good subcontractor, but supplier was unable to make inverter fully operational.

Told me I had to work it out with the inverter manufacturer. Supplier insisted on full payment, even though they accepted it was not fully operational. The manufacturer eventually managed to configure the inverter remotely after I managed to connect it to the Internet.

Panel rating: 4/5
Inverter rating: 4/5

Supplier Reply:

Hi Robert, your system was installed on the date arranged with you (6th May) with the equipment quoted at the quoted price. Your system was exporting power to the grid with your meter updated 2 weeks after your system was installed (20th May).

We sent you proof that your system was fully operational (graph of your power usage/export).We explained this means your system is fully operational.

We explained that your app would be connected as soon as lockdown allowed us to come visit your premises. You were impatient so we contacted the inverter manufacturer to assist you remotely.

We answered all your calls and queries and went out of our way to provide you with a good system in a timely manner. You withheld payment and annoyed everyone involved in the delivery of your system.
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Original Review on 23-07-2020:

Great results, excellent installer team

How was the sales/quoting process? Was a fairly streamline workflow. Lot of online paper work to get through , but fairly straight forward. The sales quote was good. Suggest some customer service improvement in the follow up process. But nothing that was concerning.

How did the installation go? Polite? Tidy? Punctual? Yes it was very efficient and on time to make a start. Completed within half a day. Completely open, knowledgeable and helpful installers.

How was the customer service? e.g. did they help organise the grid connection after the install? It has been two weeks and the process of inspection, paperwork has been submitted. Still on going with the process at this time.
Original ratings

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5

Value for money: 5/5
Quality of System: 5/5
Installation: 5/5
Customer Service: 4/5

8 months later we asked Rob: "Are you happy with the performance of your system so far?"

Complete confidence with the system.
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Great crew who did the installation

Little problems with upgrade of switchboard upgrade ,due to COVID lockdown delaying finale authorisation , but all done and working connected to grid very happy with all who we’re involved.
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Great Installation

All well done, except it took a while to get the Wi-Fi connection working
Inverter rating: 1/5
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Very happy with the installer and the whole process

Very happy with installer and the whole process. They took care of the connection to the grid and kept me advised of the progress.
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