Geelong Solar Energy

Geelong Solar Energy Reviews

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100% Geelong owned and operated we have installed hundreds of solar power systems in Geelong, The Surf Coast, The Bellarine Peninsula and The Greater Geelong District.

We specialize in solar power and renewable energy systems and can provide expert advice on all your solar needs.

What we offer our customers:

The opportunity to deal with a local Geelong based solar company that will deliver to you a high quality solar installation using only tier one solar panels and A grade inverters.

A product line that has been carefully selected for quality, reliability, efficiency and longevity.

Systems for all residential, business and commercial applications offering free on site quotes and expert advice.

Great pride in our workmanship, we believe in doing the job right the first time, we don't take short cuts and our tradesman will treat your home with great care and respect.

We take care of all the paperwork.

At Geelong Solar Energy we listen to our customers and we pride ourselves in delivering the highest quality service form the initial solar assessment to the solar installation and our after sales service is second to none.

Reviewers report paying: $3,300 - $7,300 for depending on hardware choice and installation difficulty ( how is this calculated? )

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Geelong Solar Energy Reviews (287)

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Average Scores

4.5/5

Value for money

4.6/5

Quality of System

4.8/5

Installation

4.8/5

Customer Service

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Good price, efficient service, good communication, good product

All of the members of the Geelong Solar Energy team I interacted with were professional, friendly and efficient.

They managed the installation well despite tough conditions brought on by COVID and the weather.

Would highly recommend
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Perfect System

Onsite quote and review of requirements, Installation was on time, very professional job and excellent customer service.
Highly recommend the team at Geelong Solar Energy.
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Twelve months solar

The salesman from Geelong Solar was very helpful and he explained everything in detail. There was no pressure to sign up but a $300 discount was offered if I did. He suggested the best layout for the panels.

While I was waiting for the installation (several weeks) my gas water heater failed and I needed to get a new one.
I phoned Geelong Solar to ask if I should buy an electric water heater, but they didn't get back to me, so I stayed with gas.
When the installers came, they changed the panel layout twice again, without consulting me. They may have been in a hurry to knock off work because they worked through their lunch break.
Geelong Solar looked after all the paperwork. The whole process was very smooth.

The amount of electricity produced depends on the amount of direct sunlight and how close the sun is to the panels.
Clouds reduce the amount of sunlight that reaches the solar panels
In Victoria, Australia, the sun is closest to the panels on the 22nd of December and furthest on the 22nd of June.
Ideally, the sun should be directly over the panels, but because the sun is about 30 degrees above the north horizon in winter and 90 degrees in the summer, then the panels need to be set at about 27 degrees on a north-facing roof for optimum performance.
It is more economical to use electricity while the solar panels are producing it because any electricity that is not used will only be credited about 50% of the normal charge by the power company.

The largest roof of my house faces west which is not ideal for mounting solar panels. I have twelve panels on the west roof and six on the north roof. This equates to a total of 6 kW maximum output.

The highest output in one day for my setup was 40kWh at the summer solstice (22nd Dec.) and the lowest was 14kWh at the winter solstice (22nd June) on clear days.

My system cost $9673 in July 2020. Federal Government paid $3003. Victorian Government paid $1888. Victorian loan $1888. Balance I paid when installed $2894. Suntech 330W panels, Goodwee 5kW inverter.

I don't use my gas wall heaters anymore.I use my split system air conditioner for heating

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Very Neat and Friendly Installers Terrific Job!

The Team from Geelong Solar Energy arrived today and installed my solar and I couldnt be more impressed with the team that turned up to do the job, they were terrific, very freindly and kept me very well informed throughout the day on the progress of the job, I am very pleased so far and a big thank you goes to Geelong Solar Energy and their installers.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Easy and effortless

From go to whoa the team was both friendly and extremely helpful.
The whole process was stressfree and effortless - from initial quote, rebate application, installation, inspection to certificate & payment.
Couldn't be more pleased.
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Worth the wait.

Good advice re orientation of panels East/West so output is spread across the day.

Friendly and professional installers were punctual and worked efficiently as a team.

Area was left spotless, wouldn't know they had been.

Excellent installation and performance.

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Conscientious Solar Installer

Steve and his team of solar panel installers were polite, answering all my questions and queries with patience and detail. Steve came out twice to review my difficult roof line to find a solution where to best place my panels. He is very knowledgeable and has been doing this for years. I am very happy with the installation and the way they fit it to my flat roof means it can't be seen from the ground. Great work and I highly recommend this company.
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Great installers! Very Happy!

The team led by Luke were terrific, they installed the system in no time and gave us a hands on lesson on how the system works including the operation of the inverter, very happy with the solar experience from start to finish.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Fantastic Installer! Beautiful Installation!

Was very impressed with the installers , very tidy and neat, did a good job and were very polite, thank you for a great job!
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Supporting local company

We have paid a deposit but have not yet had the system installed. We went with Geelong Solar even though they were significantly more expensive as we wanted to support local business and wanted support should we require it down the line. We also spoke to others who had used this company and all were happy with the service.
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Quickly installed and quickly connected

Quote was quickly processed no pressure to sign up.
Installation went smoothly and the tradesman were polite and very helpful.
Customer service was good and no trouble connecting to the grid.
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Great service

I was happy with the whole process of gaining quotes, assistance with rebates, and installation of panels. Panels look very tidy on the roof.
Great service.
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Very Good Team, Very Efficient

We couldn't be happier, efficient and neat, installed by a great crew.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Fantastic Team Very Happy Customer!

We are very happy with the install, the team arrived on time and was a pleasure to deal with form start to finish, Thank you to the Geelong Solar Energy and the install team for a wonderful job.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Great Install Team

The install team was brilliant, couldn't be happier with the job, the guys were friendly, efficient and worked very well together, all in all a great job.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Very Happy Excellent Installers

We are very happy with the installation of the solar panels, our tenant said they were very neat and tidied the place up when finished, overall a very good experience.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Fantastic team excellent install

Great team of installers, did a terrific job, I highly recommend Geelong Solar Energy
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Prompt and friendly service

Very prompt quoting process.
Everyone i spoke with or received an email from was friendly and gave me the info i requested.
Installation was smooth, polite and friendly installers. They had some small spots to squeeze into in our roof on a warm day which they just got on with!
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Geelong Solar

Only two companies quoted. Not installed yet but from what I can tell so far Geelong Solar has the same quality product as One Team Energy but Geelong Solar have good online reviews and good customer service. The product is considerably more expensive so I probably made a bad choice but it’s actually the first time a solar provider was helpful and followed up with me and I didn’t have to chase them
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Fantastic service!

Steve's interest in my needs as a customer is what set Geelong Solar Energy apart from the rest.
Every other company i engaged for a quotation tried to sell me a 6.6kw system, however i had other plans for a greater consumption. Steve let me explain my plans and offered his expertise in consult.
We went all in and designed the biggest system my roof could accommodate.

The boys were very friendly and efficient and put the system together in under 6 hours, if i hadn't known they were coming, i wouldn't have been able to tell as they left the yard as tidy as they found it.
The system looks neat and they were timely on the day.

Would highly recommend Steve and the boys to anyone looking to install a system in the greater Geelong area.
Should the need arise in the future, i will definitely be back!

Thanks again guys!
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Great experience start to finish

We wanted to replace an old small system and settled on a quote from Geelong Solar Energy. They were easy to deal with and responsive to our questions before settling on which quote we would go with. The installation was great and ahead of the projected date. The team gave me confidence that they knew their stuff and answered all my questions along the way. Everything was done neat and clean with no hassles.
If I was doing this again tomorrow I'd be going through Geelong Solar Energy. Based on my experience, I have no problem recommending them.
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Beautiful installation of my solar panels and system

Very very happy with solar choice, installation and service from Geelong Solar Energy. Very professional. Looks great! Early days yet to see the savings but very happy to use the sun for my domestic power needs.
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Exceptional company, I highly recommend Geelong Solar for your installation. Professional, honest and an expert in there field

Steve from Geelong Solar Energy & the team are a professional and experienced in the workmanship. From the first phone call through to the follow up calls to see how everything was going was a pleasure to deal with.

Good tradesmen are hard to find in any industry and Steve & the team are definitely great tradesman. There service, customer service and professionalism was fantastic. I had an LG 6.3kw system installed with a Fronius inverter, an exceptional product reflected by an exceptional installer.

I highly recommend Geelong Solar Energy

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Very Happy with Geelong Solar Energy

My wife and I were very happy with every aspect of our experience with Geelong Solar Energy. Steve and his crew were a pleasure to deal with, quoting, installation and grid connection all effortless. Would highly recommend.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Great process from quote to installation!

Thanks to the team at Geelong Solar Energy, a great quote process, quick and simple! Great info and support on the rebate application process.
A bit of a wait for the install but was in no hurry so no issue. The installation by the team on the day was excellent - on time, quick and very professional!
Can't wait for the inspection to be completed so we can start using the sun for a power needs!
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Excellent install

Geelong solar energy recently installed a 6KVA solar system at my property.
The installation was completed in a day and fully operational and signed off by regular the same day .
All electrical cabling was hidden and neatly fixed where not visible from ground level.
Real time Monitoring system was installed as part of the contract and this was up and running next business day.
Congratulations to Steve, Chris (install) and the entire team at Geelong Solar Energy.
I can’t recommend them highly enough?
John Bustard
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Extremely happy, great service

Fantastic service start to finish. Very happy and would definitely recommend.
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Solar Installation

Very impressed from the initial quote right through to the install. Very professional and the installers were a pleasure to deal with. Nothing was too hard for them and they were willing to listen. Great Job!
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Original Review on 14-12-2019:

At this stage we are waiting for Solar Victoria to notify Geelong Solar Energy that they can start the instalation

So far Steve has been of great help, our problem at present is with centrelink and the rebate departments saying that centrelink keep sending the wrong statements, but I think we have been able to send the correct paperwork to Solar Victoria, so we are now waiting to see if Geelong Solar Energy has got the Ok to start the installation of our 22 panles Original ratings

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Battery rating: 1/5

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

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

It most certainly has been operating to my expectations.

Thank you Chris for your attention to my needs, and your recommendation for installers to choose from.
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Fantastic : )

Informative quote, great personal service, installation was very professional, tidy and attention to detail was excellent and fitted on the date agreed, they were very helpful after installation.
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Great Service

Ten out of ten. Would recommend this company to anyone.
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Seabank Drive

It has not been inspected yet or connected to the grid yet but installation and service to date have been very efficient
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Easy to deal with

Easy to deal with and very helpful throughout the process
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Solid all-round installation and service, excellent value

Very pleased with our solar installation by Geelong Solar Energy.
We decided that we wanted a high quality system that would last us, and that was guaranteed to last. We decided on GSE because of their knowledge, genuineness, their willingness to help tailor a solution that would work for our roof configuration. As it turns out, not only did we get a high quality system, with an excellent, efficient installation, but we got the best price too!
Given how good they are, it's not surprising that they are busy (which means that we did need a bit of patience on occasion), but I was very pleased with their work and their service.
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An Excellent Job Done.

From the first phone call to the final installation this has been a pleasant experience. The staff at Geelong Solar were so helpful and polite and took care of most of the Government Application for me. The Installation Guys were on time Polite and Very Professional they knew what they were doing. No Cowboys Here! They cleaned up all their mess and took all their rubbish away you would not have known that that they had been. Well done Steve and the crew at Geelong Solar.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Local installer

I liked the fact that the company was local and was able to meet me out of hours
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Fantastic people

Great people to deal with, fast and cleaned up after the job all ways in contact with me letting me know how it's going
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Excellent Installer

The quoting process was easy and all staff professional. It wasn't the cheapest quote, but we went with quality and service - and a local company. Overall, fantastic customer service, quick and fuss-free installation. The installers, got to the job on time, were done when they said they would be, cleaned up when they left and were friendly and helpful. We were very impressed.
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Amazing installation and great customer service!

The whole process from quote to completion of installation was very easy. Geelong Solar were able to answer any questions and gave a run down of how the system works. Beautiful installation with clean look on the roof. Good value for money with the Victorian Government rebate. Would highly recommend Geelong Solar.
Panel rating: 4/5
Inverter rating: 4/5
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Installers were friendly and professional.

The installers were punctual, worked well together and cleaned up before they left. They explained the work that had been done and what I needed to do next. Customer service is of a high standard.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Installers and Company Staff / Owner were all genuine, very honest, have recommended to five more people.

Overall very Professional of the whole outcome from start to finish.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Super Service from start to finish!

I would highly recommend Geelong Solar team. Steve was extremely helpful during the quoting process and organised the installation crew to carry out the work promptly. The actual installers, Brad, Angus and Chris, were polite, punctual and left the property in pristine condition. Brad explained clearly how the inverter worked and how to read the meter. Fabulous service.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Fantastic company to deal with very efficient we would recommend Geelong Solar strongly to anyone without hesitation

The installers were fantastic couldn't believe they had it up and ready in one day great workers Milly in the office was sensational she helped us every step of the way without any problems every thing worked out perfectly to Steve and everyone there we thank you for all your help and professionalism

Yours Sincerely
David and Pam Glover
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Good installer, good job

Had three quotes from the local companies, but chose Geelong solar energy as they have the best comments. It turns out to be the right choice. They arranged the installation after I made the first request, which is pretty fast. And three people, including two certified electricians, worked from the morning to 4 pm. All the jobs are done nicely from my view.
Panel rating: 4/5
Inverter rating: 4/5
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No worries

I would have no hesitation recommending this company. All aspects of the job were to a very high standard.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Fantastic experience from end to end!

Obtaining a quote was simple and easy. GSE came to discuss options and give us a run down. He was professional and knowledgeable. Installation was a breeze and the onsite team were great! Gave me a run through of the system and made sure i understood the basics before leaving. They organised the electrical inspection and provided us with all the information required to get started. Thanks to Geelong Solar Energy for such a great experience. Would recommend to anyone!
Inverter rating: 4/5
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Great Installation, honest and accurate company

Geelong Solar Energy were reliable, punctual and communicative through the whole process. I felt much more confident in their 'pitch' than the other 2 quotes we received. We are now installed and through the process with Powercor and our energy retailer. Am looking forward to seeing the effect it has on our bills in the next month or so. Very happy to recommend Geelong Solar Energy.
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Ripper Job

Stevie and his crew were real easy to deal with from help with the rebate to the installation .
Installation looks great we are very happy with the whole experience.

Martin

Panel rating: 4/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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I would highly recommend Geelong Solar Energy

I had received 2 higher quotes before i got Geelong Solar Energy to quote.Their quote was much cheaper & they were local. They guided me through the application process for the rebate & despite a few minor issues i was able to get the approval before Xmas. The solar wasn't able to be installed until January but that was fine. They arrived on time & the gear they moved in from their vehicles was massive but they were able to get the job completed within a few hours with no mess & no dramas & I am generating power with ease.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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