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Living Energy Solutions Reviews

Based on 61 reviews

  • 5 star 7
  • 4 star 50
  • 3 star 4
  • 2 star 0
  • 1 star 0

Average Customer Review

  • Value
    4.16
  • System Quality
    4.30
  • Customer Service
    4.50
  • Installation
    4.72

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About Living Energy Solutions, Solar Installers

Living Energy Solutions was founded with the intention of helping people to reduce their energy usage and live a greener life. The company prides itself on using quality solar power products to help customers see visible reductions to their monthly bills. Experts at Living Energy Solutions have ten years' experience in the installation of solar power systems - all work is carried out by in-house staff. Throughout the warranty period, Living Energy Solutions will deal with any warranty issues that may arise. The company is 100 per cent family-owned and is based in South Australia.

Living Energy Solutions Solar Reviews

We follow up with all reviewers after 12 months to see how their system is going since it was installed. These are all the reviewers who have responded to our 1 year follow up:
The process was extremely slow - 3 months from the time we ordered and paid our deposit. I assume the overall system quality is good but truthfully there is no way to really know in the short term but it is now working, so we remain optimistic. The Living Energy salesman was the only one to visit and actually see our situation (the others used Google maps). The installation trades folk were personable, efficient and seemed capable, though the meter box work needed revision - delaying our system start another 2 weeks. SA Power Networks new meter installers were most helpful. Show additional information
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Follow up has been a little slow but otherwise it has ben great. Show additional information
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I had one quote that bothered me - the sales person raised many red herrings regarding the other company's choices which on further examination were either incorrect or simply not relevant. Another company went for a very hard sell and when told their quote was too high immediately reduced it by $2k. I found some were using old panels that had been superseded presumably bought in a job lot. Its a strangely stressful experience overall. We went with the company that did the most research for us and were straightforward and not pushy salespeople. Show additional information
Company was great about solar &we have stuck with power company we also get our power. Many thanks for time and effort. Show additional information
The sales process was consultative, open and honest. Ben went through more than ten separate scenarios for us providing real world up-front costs as well as conservative estimates on the payback periods for different panel types and system sizes as we changed our mind several times regarding system size / panel color and upgrading to panels carrying a warranty for salt damage as we live on West Lakes. Once a decision was made, the design was formulated from a set of software tools to ensure the correct number of panels were installed on each side of our roof to maximise the efficiency of the system. The installation was faultless, with David and his team consulting me on every step of the process to ensure that the inverter was located where we wanted it and how all cabling etc should be run for aesthetics. Even at the completion of the job when they had packed up, David realised our TV antenna would cast a shadow over a couple of panels in the morning and spent the next hour relocating it. I ended up installing a 12.5kw system and could not be happier with the experience of dealing with Living Energy Show additional information
Suntrix and LES got in touch within a day. Solar after a week so I did not ask them (it was too late). Suntrix and LES both very pleasant/knowledgeable salesmen. The system offered was very similar so the decision was on price only. System installed just today (coincidentally). 6 hour job, mid 30's temperature. Job done well, courteously. The couple of small problems were dealt with and fully communicated. Shown how the system worked. Cleaned up after themselves. Overall excellent. Show additional information
I would be happy to provide more information once I have had my system installed which should be early in the new year Show additional information
They were the only company to use a solar camera to predict degree of shading effect. They offered several options ad gave enough help to make an informed choice. The installation team took less time to do the job than quoted without taking any shortcuts. They gave a good explanation of what the were doing and how the installed system would work. Overall it was a positive experience and outcome. Show additional information
The Salesperson was very helpful and spent a lot of time explaining the system and questions about various panels and inverters. The job was completed within a few weeks, the Installers were professional and clean explained how to work everything when the job was finished. Show additional information
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THESE GUYS ARE GOOD THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. THEY WILL HELP YOU WITH THE PRICE AND ANY ASSISTANCE YOU NEED. THEY COME TO YOUR HOUSE, MEASURE UP AND TALK TO YOU, VERY PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE!!! I DID A LOT OF HOMEWORK TO FIND THE RIGHT SOLAR INSTALLER TO CHOOSE FROM AND WITH YOUR GUIDANCE I FOUND THEM. FINN PEACOCK I THANKYOU FOR YOUR INFORMATION ON SOLAR IT WAS VERY HELPFUL TO ME. REGARDS JANETTE CAIN Show additional information
Generally OK...quick responses from all 3 potential suppliers.
Prices were high, perhaps $1000 or more in comparison with other well regarded installers. (friends were getting quotes at a the same time).
I'm happy enough.... but should have negotiated a lot harder.
I'm now waiting for Power SA to do its thing.
SolaQuotes was nothing but helpful and the whole process has been relatively smooth...
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We have been very impressed with each process of dealing with all staff. From the original quote to a re quote, organising new meter box and quick friendly installation. We highly recommend Living Energy Solutions. Show additional information
We had 5 quotes, one appeared to be a really nice guy who was going to save us thousands; but I discovered some wrong/dishonest advice. Another placed too much pressure on me and I didn't quite understand what the end process would be. Then my son googled and found Solar Quotes. All three referred from Solar Quotes were fantastic and it was hard to say no to the two unsucessful quotes because they worked so professionally. We went with the dearerst of the three - only $300 more - because while the other two were completely professional with excellent systems; and I understood everything they were sharing with me; the successful tender spent an extra half an hour with my wife explaining how the system and electricity billing process worked. The other two would have spent the extra time if asked, but the successful guys proactively sensed my wife had not let go of some false information provided by the first company. I felt settling the doubt was worth the little bit extra. Show additional information
Consultants spent several hours at my home designing and discussing the system I wanted (AC system) with panel layout to suit my energy usage pattern and roof layout prior to providing quote. The installation crew were very efficient and friendly and answered all my questions. System was installed ahead of scheduled date due to a cancellation. Show additional information
Very good company reps who came out to our house to give a personal quote instead of by google earth like so many others. Kept us up to date through the whole process prior to installation date. Installers arrived on time and were very professional and helpful and gave us lots of useful information. Actual installation is top quality using very good components. Reassured us not to hesitate to contact them if we had any further questions. Would highly recommend Living Energy Solutions. Show additional information
We chose Living Energy Solutions as they were very helpful and informative at every stage of the process. We chose a good value for money system and installation was carried out on time and to specification. We are very happy with the end result!! Show additional information
Installation was on time and efficient. Friendly staff and good after sale service. Show additional information
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Living Energy were the cheapest but with the same quality components as per the other quotes. I was careful when comparing quotes to compare apples with apples so to speak. Not only were they the cheapest but they had a very good down to earth sales manner and communication. I felt that Living Energy had a very good and detailed product knowledge that was slightly above the competitors. They were also very receptive to some changes I wanted to make to the installation location of the inverter. Their installation was first rate. Show additional information
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Good salespeople, well-informed and helpful.
Very quick with installation.
Unfortunate time-lag with forms incorrectly filled out in order to get new meter installed, this issue was managed well, however. Couldn't fault customer service.
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The installation price included a up grade to the power board. Show additional information
Every part of the solar purchase/installation experience went like clockwork. I couldn't be more happy with the whole process. Show additional information
We have taken a long time to choose the system we want but the people at Living Energy Solutions have been very patient and very helpful to give us a fantastic system. They also provided us with lots of options and great advise Show additional information
The installers turned up on time on the day, introduced themselves (the whole 6 of them) and were extremely professional, made the minimum of noise and did a removal of all rubbish and cleaned the site. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who was considering solar panels. They were not the cheapest of my quotes, but the old saying goes. "You only get what you pay for". Show additional information
This comany (Living Energy Solutions) was truly straight-forward and patient in how they dealt with us as potential and as signed-up clients. There was no 'hard sell' during the quotation stage, and the sales team was responsive to queries by email after the initial site visit. The installation team was punctual and considerate, and importantly they did not rush their work but rather, took the time needed to explain, consult and demonstrate. We are very pleased with the system we chose, and look forward to seeing how it performs in service. Show additional information
Our main issues were dealing with SA Power Networks - as a monopoly provider they are very frustrating to deal with - they have no concept of customer service. Show additional information
Great after sales services. Excellent at cleaning up after, great professional sales and service.
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Excellent customer service. Installers were skilled and accommodating. A couple of minor issues arose on site but these were resolved satisfactorily. Show additional information
Little disappointed we have to wait extra four weeks for installation. The meter change has already been done. For the price we are getting Solalog installed and this is a good deal; other quotes for this system were higher. Fingers crossed on installation Show additional information
Ben from Living Energy was really thorough in his assessment of the possible options and how to optimise the benefits of a PV system, much more so than any other supplier, and this encouraged trust, as well as their price being cost-competitive. Show additional information
Installer were willing to come to the country to do installation with no additional costs. Show additional information
No - very happy so far & would recommend installer to anyone that cares to listen. Show additional information
Within minutes of me requesting some quotes for the installation of Solar Panels I received a call from Ben Lovell from Living Energy Solutions.
Ben is a very knowledgeable person regards the products he sells. He is a very honest person to deal with.

David Lovell installed the unit and did a fantastic job. My home is a Heritage Bungalow, David did everything possible to fit the system and make it aesthetically pleasing.

Jodie in the office is a bubbly helpful person a great asset to Living Energy Solutions.

I highly recommend Living Energy Solutions for all your Solar Energy need.
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Good advice and a willingness to listen, educate us and understand our specific situation and motivation. Show additional information
Prepared to pay for the privilege of working with a reasonably local, family based company. I liked the way the brothers kept up to date. with changes in the field. Care taken to position the panels and lots of advice given on how tree growth and TV antenna could influence performance and what to do about it. Ben had a devise which would map the path of the sun over the 12 months and use it to predict which trees etc., would compromise panel performance. Show additional information
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The information we received from all three companies we were referred to was very comprehensive and clear. The quotes were quite comparable but the service provided by Living Energy was excellent.

The experience has been smooth and painless and we are very happy with the pre-sale information, installation and after sales service.
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I would certainly recommend Living Energy to anyone looking to install a PV system. They were not the cheapest but they were upfront about everything. They provided the best quality system with the best quality components that would meet my power needs and that I could afford with no extra hidden costs. If they said that they would come out on a certain date and time to quote/install, they were there on time. Customer service at its best! Show additional information
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I would recommend Living Energy Solutions to anyone looking for a solar system. I found Ben and David very helpful in providing enough information to make an informed decision. They listened to our concerns about the location and appearance and performance of the system and came up with a great solution. We were very happy with the intallation, very efficient and tidy work. The system is working above my expections. Show additional information
I got the system I wanted and I was very set on how I wanted it installed.

The price I paid was average between the highest and lowest.

I googled the panels and inverter and bought the best I could find.
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As with any purchase, I wanted to avoid the TV ads for solar power. Using the Solar Quotes website gave me 3 options that saved me a lot of running around. I did source quotes outside of this process for comparison, and I would recommend anyone to read up on the subject themselves, to see through any sales pitches.
All in all, a pleasant experience, and a great end result!
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