Hielscher Electrical and Communications Pty Ltd

Hielscher Electrical and Communications Pty Ltd Reviews

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Hielscher Electrical - Solar Energy is a locally owned & operated business servicing Cairns & the Far North region. 

Here's a little bit of information about who we are and what sets us apart from any ordinary solar company.

* Over 3,000 installs in the FNQ Region

* We pride ourselves on being with you every step of the way from design to installation (We don't use subcontractors) 

* Over 30 years experience from our highly trained team of electricians and trade assistants 

* Our team have extensive knowledge of solar equipment which assists them in designing a system suitable for your household 

* Clean Energy Council Approved Solar Retailer 

* Clean Energy Council Accredited Installer 

* Clean Energy Council Accredited Designer 

* Master Electricians Australia Member


Reviewers report paying: $4,830 - $7,770 for depending on hardware choice and installation difficulty ( how is this calculated? )

Panels, inverter, battery and EV charger brands

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Exceptional end to end service

Highly recommend the team at Hielscher Electrical! Excellent service from initial contact to full installation. We couldn’t be more satisfied with the tidy solar panel install and competitive pricing.
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Very very happy

From start to finish they were great to deal with. very professional team.

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Hi Daryl,
Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback!
We hope you are enjoying your new system.
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Brock and his team arrived on time and were professional for the duration of the install. A comprehensive explanation of the system was provided and our premises was left clean and tidy.

Dave was amazing, very knowledgeable and continued his assistance post installation. The install team were incredible- nothing was a problem for them and they went above and beyond to assist us

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Hi Melissa,

Thank you very much for the great feedback! we hope you enjoy your new solar system.
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Highly Recommend

Super efficient process from quote to install. Everything was organised from onsite to liasing with energy provider making the process easy. Highly recommend
Inverter rating: 5/5

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Hi Dan,
Thank you for the wonderful feedback!
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Great installer!

Fantastic service! The whole process was smooth and easy from getting a quote and a quick site inspection to the day of the installation. I can highly recommend Hielscher. Thank you so much!

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Hi Levi,
Thank you for the glowing review! Our team appreciate the feedback.
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Good overall experience

Very good communication from both office staff and installer. Happy to fit in with our changing schedule.

Sales and quoting a very smooth process.

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Hi Annette,

That's fantastic to hear! We are glad you have enjoyed your solar experience!
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The Best Solar/Battery Installer

If you’re thinking about Solar or Batteries and can’t make up your mind which Company or who to use, Well let me point you in the right direction.

Brenton at Hielscher Electrical should be your first choice, the quality of workmanship and knowledge his team deliverers is exceptional, being a tradesman myself I’am extremely particular and have high expectations on quality of workmanship, which his team didn’t disappoint in anyway or form.

I’am not normally one for doing reviews but if you’re fussy like me and want quality of work with backup sales & service, look no further then this fantastic Company, I have Solar/Battery System and are about to increase the size of my Batteries ? even larger, & I wouldn’t trust anyone else to do it.

Even happy to talk to anyone regarding my experience with Hielscher Electrical, you won’t be disappointed with your choice 10/10

Inverter rating: 5/5
Battery rating: 5/5

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Hi Todd,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you were impressed with the quality of our workmanship and the knowledge of our team.
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Great job

Brock and his team did a great job, they were very professional carrying out their work and helpful with any questions we had. Brock took the time to show us the relevant app and Web site for monitoring our new solar system.
The staff leading up to the install were also very helpful and friendly. It looks like the owner Brenton has a great crew.

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That's fantastic to hear! I'm glad Brock and our team were able to provide excellent service and assistance throughout the process.
Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with our team.
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Excellent communication and follow up. Great product

Sales/Quoting process was excellent. My install also required an upgrade of my electricity board and relocation of the Point of Attachment.

Received the quote - experienced some delays regarding financing and Hielscher were very understanding and patient nd followed up regularly with me.

Due to the added complexity of my install, waited 5 months from date of paying deposit before install took place. However, now that it's done - I'm very pleased.

They were punctual, polite, tidy and the customer service was excellent.

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Hi Mandy, thank you very much for the wonderful feedback! We are glad you are enjoying your solar system.
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Outstanding Customer Service

From initial phone call with Caroline to Brock and the boys installing, upmost customer service.
The job was done fast efficient and left cleaner than it was before.
Everything explained in detail and after seeing the power flow in, I feel comfortable the guys came up with the best system size for my needs.
Local company that cares about what they do and the quality shows.
Thanks guys!
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An easy and painless experience from initial contact to completion of installation. Approachable and prepared to answer all questoins we had. Would not hesitate to recommend their services.
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Professional team !

From start to finish, amazing team to deal with !
Office ladies and techs just friendly and professional through our whole process

Inverter rating: 4/5
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John G

Hielscher Electrical were fantastic from start to finish. A big thank you to Brock and his team for a professional install and would highly recommend to anyone.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Great service throughout.

Hielscher Electrical were referred to us by a friend who was super impressed with their service - communication, punctuality, technical advice and so on. We had been considering for a while to install a system in our home, but with so much hype and sad stories about solar installations, we had done nothing about it. Steve's enthusiasm kicked us into action and we took no time to contact Hielscher. We had a representative visiting us the same day and it was all smooth from there untill installation. We reiterate the feedback that we got from Steve unreservedly.
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Fantastic installation and the guys where really professional and helpful

Everything was really professional. Would recommend Hielscher to anyone else.
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Incredible service and product!

We couldn’t be happier! Hielscher were fantastic to deal with from start to finish. They responded to communication promptly, they were happy to spend as much time as we needed answering our questions and explaining the process to us, very professional, efficient and respectful while on-site installing the system, and organised the grid connection immediately. The whole process was seamless.

The team is incredibly knowledgeable and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone!

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Extremely prompt and courteous

The whole process was conducted on time and to a high degree of professionalism
Inverter rating: 5/5
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My new solar

Couldn’t ask for better service. Quote easy to understand. Clearly outlined my options and what it would cost. Installation went well. Tradies very quick, neat good quality work. Just stress and hassle free.

Could not expect better service than what I got.
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Hielscher Electrical was great

I went with Hielscher Electrical as I felt happy with the choice of Panels and Inverter, they were about middle with their quote, neither the cheapest or the dearest.
David from Hielscher was the only installer that got on the roof to check it out. The installation went well, they were prompt and tidy.
After solar had been installed, David rang a few days later to check that I was happy with the service and whether I had any questions. When I did he came out personally to check it out.
Due to all the damage caused from Cyclone Jasper, I still haven’t had my system connected to the grid, but due to circumstances this is to be expected.
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Look no further in Cairns

From the first call back from Caroline I could see that customer service was important to Hielscher Electrical. David (the sales consultant) was excellent from the outset, with top notch advice and the patience to explain all options and their pros & cons. He prepared numerous quotes with different options and enough useful info to help make the decision easy. The installation date was brought forward and the crew turned up on time. Very fast and efficient with everything done right and all mess cleaned up. Troy, the electrician, was amazing. Superb work quality and explained everything very well. The system works great and performs to the expected level of production. Couldn't be happier with Hielscher Electrical.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Supporting local businesses

After considering for awhile to update our solar panels we were given a recommendation to Hielscher Electrical.
We had someone come around and go through the whole process. He was very informative and was happy to answer all the questions.
After receiving the quote we decided to go ahead and put the deposit down.
They were always letting us know the updates of when they will be installing the panels.
On the day of the job they were very punctual and everything went smoothly. It was an extremely hot day and they worked through it all.
The job was done in one day and we are very happy with the product so far.
We had four guys here and they were all very approachable and professional.
We would highly recommend Hielscher Electrical it’s great to be able to support local businesses.

Supplier Reply:

Hi Jillian
Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback. We are glad you had a great experience and stive to achieve this. If you have any questions in the future please don't hesitate to contact us
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Fantastic job all around no pressure to buy very informative and helpful.

Could not of been easier fantastic tidy polite on time and ver easy to talk to about the install.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Thank you

Quote, deposit very easy. Plan for installation date clear and Met. Invoice included government Subsidy which was a welcome surprise
Installers attended and installed solar cells on roof and inside control box
All went smoothly
Some miscommunication about NBN. Would be great to get instructions at time of installation
Thanks for supporting the move to increase renewable energy
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Efficient and Friendly

Found the sales process to be upfront to the point. Sold me the size I nedded and did not try to add bells and whistles. Did not rubbish other providers as this was one of the things that annoyed me from other providers.
Once contract was signed I did not have to do anything else.
Installation was 2 weeks early than quoted.
The instalation team were very professional and the on site electrician did a great job of explaining the system.
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Professional installers

I'd have no problem recommending Hielscher Electrical for your solar installation. Their consultant David was very helpful and gave a very thorough explanation of my options. Installation team were great, turned up on time and had the job completed in three and a half hours and did an excellent job. No fuss, no mess, happy customer.
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Fantastic Installer

Hielscher Electrical were thorough from the quoting process through to Installation. Kept us informed of dates for Installation. Team Leader Brock was efficient and Professional, kept us informed of how the process was going and after it was completed showed us how it worked and how we can monitor usage. Very Professional outfit and we would recommend them highly.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Excellent! Highly recommend

Recently had Hielscher Electrical team install our solar panels & battery system and we could not be happier. From the initial quote to install the team have been so friendly & professional. The pricing was very fair & we look forward to all but eliminating future Ergon energy bills! Caroline has been our main point of call & we are extremely happy with her kindness on every contact we have had. The install team were efficient & respectful & explained everything so well! Thanks Hielscher electrical!
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A very good solar installation experience

This was an angst free experience from start to finish.
Hielscher managed the whole process effortlessly, and were meticulous providing information and answering queries. The installation took about 5 hours, including clean up and familiarisation process. Good work all round.

Inverter rating: 5/5
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Quick, Easy & Quality.

Excellent service all round.

The communication from the start was great. A quote on a Saturday morning, options provided on different sized systems and quotes were provided within days.

Once the quote was selected, communication about install times was quick and clear.

The system was installed earlier than first advised, due to an opening.

On the day, the crew turned up on time, and were done within a few hours.

Brock went through the app and back over the key need to knows of the system.

Site was left clean and tidy.

There was follow up from Hielscher about the experience and checking I was happy.

Great company, will definitely be recommending to others.
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Quick and Efficient From Start To Finish

Quick and accomodating when I first called for a quote.Gave me plenty of time for questions. No pressure.
Booking in a day to suit my need for installation was considered.
At installation, team were on time, polite, tidy and efficient. When installation completed a member of Hielscher helped me set up my phone app and explain it to me.
A follow up call was made a week later to check everything was okay.
Proffessional from start to finish.
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Best in Far North Queensland

I had a system that was not working correctly and decided to renew. After doing lots of research and getting quotes, I found Hielscher Electrical to be the most reliable, knowledgeable, and honest from the word go. They do not push cheap non warrantable systems in the hot wet tropics onto unsuspecting consumers. From sales to the site visit to the install was everything a consumer could want. No BS in the sales approach to ascertain if I really need to upgrade or just try and repair.

Absolute invaluable on-site visit that explained my options fully, with no pressure whatsoever to proceed. Having a difficult 2 storey install in a shade and location affected area, the system recommended overcame the difficulties and is performing magnificently.

The installers: very well led by a true professional who modified the system install to ensure that the electronics are well weather protected (Cairns), in a lengthy 2 story install on curved roofs. The install team were all professions who got quickly about their specific parts of the install. Most obvious was the teamwork and how they all looked out for each other in trying hot and working at heigh risky conditions.

From my perspective, the fact that Hielscher Electrical are local (Cairns) are, well respected in the trade, and component manufacturer backed and trained for the system I chose was mandatory for ongoing warranty and at call trouble shooting if needed.

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Excellent organisation

Polite, punctual, excellent sales service, knowledgeable, organised for the grid connection
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Solar installation Cairns

Very happy with the service and installation. Came out and discussed options and installed as agreed. Competitive price and local Cairns business.
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Professional approach throughout

Prompt response to my request for a quotation

consultant was punctual, knowledgeable & informative - answered all my questions - made recommendations based on my current consumption plus accommodations for potential future upgrades for which he took the additional time to prepare alternative quotes

Was incidentally the only consultant out of 3 who actually physically got on the roof to measure up

All communication with the office was friendly concise & accommodating

Installation team were also punctual - after brief introductions confirmed the preferred location of the inverter & proceeded with the installation which they expedited in a very professional manner
Upon completion they went over the system operation with me - downloaded & demonstrated the Fronius app & completed all the required paperwork for the power provider on my behalf

Very pleased & impressed

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Well run local business!

The company were very professional from the quoting stage right through to the installation and administration. All relevant permits were lodged making the transition smooth and easy as us, as the customer.
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Friendly staff & efficient

Friendly staff and super efficient
Follow up calls have been wonderful

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Hielscher are the best!

Seamless from enquiry to installation. Solid advise, professional service, great communication, excellent timeline and faultless installation. Excellent team to deal with.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Great mob

From my first phone call right through to installation cannot be faulted.
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Great job, done well and looks good.

Beginning with first contact to the office and subsequent calls, really impressed with how the whole process was undertaken. Sales quote process was very professional and informative, with no pressure to make any decisions.

The guys were friendly and approachable, no questions were left unanswered. Totally cleaned up when job was completed. The guys arrived when they were booked to arrive. We had a short discussion and they got straight into the job.

Customer service was exceptional, we were completely shown how to access all information regarding the system and ran through how the system operates and what we could expect from the system going forward.
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5 Star

An excellent team with great communication, swift installation and follow up service. 26 quality Solar panels up and running by lunchtime !! Hielscher made the whole process easy because they're true professionals and a pleasure to deal with.
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Very customer oriented

The entire process was seamless. The timelines were exceeded and the install process was undertaken in a very professional manner.
Any mess, which was minimal was cleaned up and taken away.
A follow up was undertaken to ensure we were happy with the install and if we required any further information
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Great Experience

Through out the whole process from quoting to organising the grid connection, the whole team where polite, punctual and always kept communication lines open. The installers where very informative, professional and produced a high quality system and installation.
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Great installation

A very professional team installed the Solar system, took them 5 hours to complete the 6.6KW system and i was producing my own electricity. Great supporting staff sales/quoting together with a very competitive price.
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Fantastic Customer Service and Highly Recommend

Hielscher attended promptly to quote. The consultant provided more detailed information than I had received from others. After notification of their successful quote they attended promptly and completed the installation as agreed in a timely and competent fashion. They arranged the grid connection with our grid provider. The whole job was completed and site cleaned up in just over half a day.
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No Issues Install

From the get-go all stages of the installation have been professionally completed, good communication to ensure the customer is always kept in the loop, the office customer service is friendly, informative and quality.
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Hassle free from start to finish.

Quote on site was thorough and measured to fit max solar panels, as our roof has tiles and many angles. The customer service from Carolyn was excellence. Everything all explained from start to finish, arranging roof tiler to arrive before solar panels can be installed and much more. Hielscher guys were very polite and tidy and done an excellence job. We have been added to the grid and now waiting for ergon to install new meter.

I would highly recommend Hielscher Electrical, especially with tile roofs as most companies avoid these or overcharge on roof tiler fees.

Thanks guys, for a stress-free installment!

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Great people

The team at Hielscher Electrical were absolutely awesome from day one until finish. The whole team were all so helpful.
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Great service from initial enquiry to completed installation

Only 2 of Solar Quotes 3 recommended providers contacted me and provided quotes. Of these, very few reviews were from my regional area (Cairns). So I looked further into Solar Quotes’ approved installers and found Hielscher Electrical with lots of excellent reviews and requested a quote from them. Had a visit from their representative that afternoon to discuss my requirements and to view the site.

The quote from Hielscher was competitive price-wise to the earlier 2 quotes, but for the same price the components offered were superior. So the final decision was an easy one. Although the estimated installation lead time was 10 to 12 weeks it was only 6 weeks until the actual installation date.

Installation was surprisingly fast and all was completed in under 3 hours. The installation team was fantastic and all went without a hitch. The final result looks fantastic and everything so neat and tidy. The clean-up was so good you would not know they had been there apart from the panels on the roof, the inverter in the garage and the revamped meter box. The system included the Fronius power monitor and it’s fascinating to view the panel output and power consumption in real-time and to see historical data as well to plan when appliances are best used.

I could not be happier with the final product and can happily recommend everyone from Hielscher for their fantastic service.

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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FNQ Solar installation

The team at Hielscher Electrical are extremely professional from the office staff during follow up to the installers and the after sales service. Every step was explained clearly with no surprises or hidden costs. The team installing the solar included me in the decision making which added the personal touch.

Their pricing was very competitive, communication was clear and every outcome was achieved. I can’t praise them enough of how easy my experience was, I really appreciate the time they took to explain and answer any query I had.

I would recommend them to anyone in FNQ looking to have solar installed.

Inverter rating: 5/5
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Original Review on 02-06-2022:

All Done and Finished Very Neat and Tidy.

Heilscher Electrical completed all the work as they said it would be done and it was.
They completed your three questions as good as.
every part of their service was A1.
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Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5

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

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

Yes, two family members have also fitted similar systems fitted by the same company and are pleased with the results.
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