GoSolar Newcastle Reviews

Based on 85 ratings Aus Ranking

  • 5 star 14
  • 4 star 65
  • 3 star 6
  • 2 star 0
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Average Customer Review

  • Value
    4.18
  • System Quality
    4.47
  • Customer Service
    4.44
  • Installation
    4.38

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About GoSolar Newcastle, Solar Installers

GoSolar Newcastle
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ABN: 86 146 074 731  ABN active since 31 Aug 2010 | Lindric Pty Ltd
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ACN: 146 074 731  ACN active since 31 Aug 2010 | Lindric Pty Ltd
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NSW: 239214C Lindric Pty Ltd 
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GoSolar Newcastle is a Solar Power Installation company based in Newcastle and serves NSW. Here are their reviews as submitted by visitors to SolarQuotes

GoSolar Newcastle Solar Reviews

Extremely helpful

All went extremely smoothly.

The installation was uneventful with a likeable and professional team. They also organised the grid connection.

Thank you for making the whole process so easy.

Bob Cuffe.
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Time taken for retailer to install new meter is dragging on. Promised next week 1 month after system installed. All those sunny days lost. Show additional information
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We were very pleased with the whole process, from sales to installers. We would highly recommend GoSolar to any prospective buyer. Show additional information
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Some Solar companies would not come out to quote, only quoting online.
Go Solar were very professional and came out to my home and made it a personal decision.
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We would of liked to know that our electricity provider had to install the meter box instead of Go Solar. They have been quite slow and uninformative, as soon as they found out we had Solar power they put the price up. Could you please give any suggestions what to do? Regards Geoff Show additional information
My solar array has now been installed for 2 months and Energy Australia seem unable to install a net meter as they only sent a level 1 asp who was unable to complete job. Further discussion revealed that EA don’t have any level 2 asp’s in my city ( Newcastle , 6th largest city in Australia ). I am currently engaging an independent level 2 asp to do work but requires me to start at the beginning. Don’t expect any resolution for another month or so. Shouldn’t be this difficult. Show additional information
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The installation happened very fast. Felt quite overwhelmed with the amount of written information - hard to figure out what was required and what was 'extras'. Communication was difficult by phone, and all done via email - I really wanted to speak with someone and ask a a series of questions, but this didn't seem to be a possibility.
The system is in place but not yet working as the energy company has sent unqualified technicians out to finalise - I understand this is not the issue of the installer. But at this stage I am not able to comment on the quality of the system as it is not yet functional.
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Very happy with the GoSolar Newcastle experience. GoSolar were one of three recommendations by Solar Quotes and after an estimate quote we met with Mark who put our minds at ease with a few questions we had. The system was installed by Dylan and Geoff who also explained everything they were doing. We installed a 9.9kw system with 30 LG panels and Enphase microinverters. Administration was also very prompt by Lindsay and we received receipts, instructions etc very promptly. Now just waiting for Energy Australia to come and do their thing. Highly recommend Go Solar Newcastle. Show additional information
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Origin Energy notified prior installation, again afterwards, unable to locate documents which then resubmitted.
Now have to wait their attendance 'within 30 working days' from receiving documents to activate the system.
Process hard to understand causing seemingly unnecessary delays.
So the system remains inactive at this stage.
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Everything went well until the installation was "complete". The provision of quotes, the prices, sales follow-up, competitive package, component quality, installer performance, and response times to emails were all excellent. The disappointing issues relate to communication and failure to know what to do to arrange net metering.

I cannot understand how a major Newcastle-based solar installer in April 2018 can fail to know what is necessary to arrange net metering in NSW after the changes introduced on 1 December 2017. I was told by the installer (the boss in the office, not the electricians on site) that his practice was to send a completion report to AusGrid and they took care of metering and that he did not deal with retail providers. However, the requirement is that installers advise the retail provider (with a very specific form for Origin, as I discovered) who then arranges a level 2 Authorised Service Provider to attend to the metering. This became a messy business, causing stress and resulting in delays (metering still has not been done). For all I know, every other customer with installation performed by this company since the policy change may still be waiting for metering!
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Go Solar are a very professional company and did everything they said they would, when they said they would. Highly recommended. Show additional information
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we haven't had it installed yet Happy to review once installed Show additional information
24 Pv 330w AC Enphase/LG Neon 2
Enphase S270 Microinverters
PV EnvoyS Comms/Control/Consumption & Production Monitoring Unit

1 Enphase AC Battery 1.2 KWh

Already had a 30 tube Evacuated Solor hot water system fitted
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After 3 weeks since installation we are still waiting for a solar meter. I called AGL on the day of installation and have had to chase up 5 times before being asked to contact another company called Activestream who have given me an ETA of the 5th June. GoSolar Newcastle has told me not to turn in the solar and battery system until the meter change has been done, with the beautiful sunny days we have been having it is a little frustrating having such an expensive investment on our roof that we can’t turn on. Show additional information
Very happy with the system so far. Obtained half a dozen quotes and GoSolar Newcastle were one of the few that bothered to come out to discuss the system. Show additional information
I wasn't interested in going with a company outside of Newcastle because I think they would give better after sales service and I believe in keeping things local as far as I can.
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Good advice from Sales Person. Installing subcontractor here on time with people who knew their work. Monitoring system with enphase excellent. Warranty statements given on Panels & Enphase but not particularly from GoSolar but follow up from GoSolar re monitoring was very good. Happy with overall performance and would use them again for expansion of system and battery installation. Please use my Christian name only on your website. Show additional information
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I asked for 7 quotes (6 responses) from various suppliers but only one made a site visit to discuss the options open to me. All of the others used Google Earth to demonstrate panel positioning on the roof some of which would not physically fit! A couple only offered a site visit after I had paid the deposit. Some of the quotes were very light on information being just a page with 4 lines, panel price, inverter price and installation cost then the total- not much to work with there! A face to face meeting every time for me. Very important to be able to ask direct questions and get an immediate answer and clarification, if required, to make a decision on a substantial financial investment. I have no hesitation in recommending Gosolar Newcastle to install and monitor a solar power system. Show additional information
The quote was comparable with others but included a battery for free. The system was very quickly installed and a few teathing problems with electronics were quickly dealt with. There was a delay in replacing the electricity meter so we could start to get credit for our surplusses. This was due to an issue with the network operator. GoSolar were always prompt and couteous and efficient to deal with. I have all supporting warrantees, contracts, instructions, and a fantastic mobile app to manage the system. The whole experience was better than my expectations. Show additional information
This company was the only one who came and consulted as to what unit would be best for our needs and followed up on installation Show additional information
Thanks Finn for helping make the whole process much easier.

Of the 3 quotes we were very happy with our choice and so far the very efficient service. (system installed this week).
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The enlighten computer system does not appear to be working OK.....still says using power from grid despite having half full batteries Show additional information
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Excellent advice from Wayne the Sales Person. Installing subcontractor here on time with people who knew their work. Monitoring system with enphase excellent. Warranty statements given on Panels & Enphase but follow up from GoSolar re monitoring was very excellent. Phoned us when someone turned the switch off in our electrical box whilst house was still being built. Will be adding batteries at a later date after we move in as GoSolar will be monitoring and then advise us how to best use the system. Have recommended their system to 4 people who will be building in our neighborhood. Show additional information
Sales person technically competent and electrical staff and contractors worked together to achieve optimal quality installation.Workmanship excellent and all waste removed from site. Overall a pleasant experience and after sales and installation service first rate.All queries responded to within the hour and resolved ASAP. Not the cheapest per kWh price,but technically advanced top quality products and service to match. So pleased I went with GoSolar Newcastle. Having said that, I believe the other two quotations were competitive and offered good value for money.
Thank you Fenn for pointing me in the right direction on specifications and obtaining quotations from quality suppliers,that took a lot of stress out of the exercise.All completed within three weeks from contacting you and completion and metering of output.
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They were a bit slow to contact and come out to talk and do a quote, BUT, the system was installed a few days after that. The sales person took Photo's of the switchbox, but when they came out and started to wire it up, we were told that the switchbox would have to be rewired, because it had the old type fuses in it, and the energy inspector would not pass it like it was. This cost a further $1400. I agreed to this, so we are up to date with the new safety rules. BUT, i think this should have been picked up when the sales person did the quote and looked at the switchbox. Other than this , a great transaction. Show additional information
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The system was installed on 15/06/2015 and was operational the same day. I can highly recommend GoSolar Newcastle, they delivered what they promised; a high quality solar system at a reasonable price and on the agreed schedule. Show additional information
They were not the best price but no hidden costs or Adonis or extras a job well done . Show additional information
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Wayne's technical knowledge and focus to match me up with a system to suit my needs plus the ongoing lifetime support to help me get the optimum usage from my system. Show additional information
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Gosolar contacted me the same day I requested quotes from your site. I was not sure about going solar. After talking to the sales person and beiing shown the product they had I could see the benefits of solar. I ended up installing a 3.4kW panel and battery system and it has been great virtually off the grid. I am very glad I found your site it made things so much easier for me. Through no fault of yours , the only thing I was disappointed in was the other two companies never contacted me for several days, a phone call doesn't take much. GoSolar's quick contact made all the difference. Show additional information
Very knowledgeable and only suggested the system most optimal for our situation. Comprehensive run through of why this system. All questions answered and follow up of any queries were prompt. Installation process was quick and efficient. The system is operating well and the enlighten analysis tool for our system will enable decisions to be made on storage at a future date. Show additional information
Won't try to sell you a system you don't require. Know their stuff and honest to boot Highly recommended Show additional information
This company supplied a quote for the system that we had requested rather than their cheapest system.
Their representative explained the system and how it worked with clear and concise information and demonstrated results of other systems in our local area.
They also monitor the system and calculate / advise battery storage requirements for our particular needs.
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No hype, no hard sell, advised me to proceed incrementally re batteries. Seemed to be on my side! So far, so good Show additional information
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