RK Solar And Consulting Services Pty Ltd Reviews

Based on 278 reviews Aus Ranking

  • 5 star 58
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  • 3 star 39
  • 2 star 8
  • 1 star 1

Average Customer Review

  • Value
    4.25
  • System Quality
    4.37
  • Customer Service
    4.25
  • Installation
    4.29

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About RK Solar And Consulting Services Pty Ltd, Solar Installers

RK Solar And Consulting Services Pty Ltd
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RK Solar and Consultancy Services is a group of highly skilled engineers with experience in solar energy. They say that they are dedicated to supplying customized renewable energy solutions to residential and commercial entities. They say that they partner with top branded manufacturers and suppliers to provide complete solar solutions. The group says that its designers and installers are fully accredited by the Clean Energy Council of Australia (CEC).

RK Solar says that their team is not only highly skilled in designing PV systems but have degrees in renewable energy systems and solutions, giving them an edge in understanding customer needs. The group was established in early 2009 and is located in the hill district of Sydney, Baulkham Hills.

RK Solar uses panel brands Sharp, REC, Trinasolar Energy, SilexSolar, Et Solar, LDK and SG; and inverter brands SMA, Xantrex, Power one and KLNE.

Customer testimonials for RK Solar and Consultancy Services are available, and include the following:

“RK Solar were very prompt in replying and coming out and giving me a quote. Kunal’s knowledge was excellent and honest. He gave me the right advice, did a site survey with special tool. There were no hidden costs; with the price all was laid up front. The workmanship and installation was excellent, and the installers came on time and left the place clean.”

“ The workmanship was good, neat and timely, as discussed by the sales team. All was as told during sales. The sales rep had good knowledge, was honest and upfront. There was no hidden cost; happy with everything.”

RK Solar And Consulting Services Pty Ltd Solar Reviews

They were great through and through. Always good to be self educated about solar so you ask the right questions. Show additional information
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Responsive and diligent team to interact with. Show additional information
Michael was very friendly and knowledgable and came round to inspect home and check out fusebox. He provided all appropriate information with quote including cost breakdown and supporting information about the various panels and systems.

Once I signed up the RK Solar support team came back with info on forms I needed to complete and where to send them (to get Smart Meter installed).

Installation team was prompt, polite and friendly and cleaned up afterwards. Gave me a short demo on the inverter information system and also shut down. They also did what was necessary to get the inverter installed inside (previously we thought outside installation was only option) - repositioned a powerpoint. The installation of panels was neat and they put a shroud over the isolators to protect them, also the placement of cabling was neat and tidy).

Overall very happy with their work.
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I nominated Trina panels (22) and a Fronius inverter after considerable research and consultation with SolarQuotes who were excellent support in making my decision on a 6.6 Kw system. RK Solar was just a tad more expensive than others, but have proven in the 7 months since installation to be a very responsive and professional company to deal with. They have visited twice (at no cost) to check out issues and their 'on roof' team have been courteous and efficient. The installation is on a 1952 built cottage with original terra cotta tiles, so this was not an easy installation. Kunal at Head Office is always responsive and is genuinely interested in my getting the system and efficiency results I wanted. My monthly electricity bills have reduced from around $100+ per month to around $25 per month. Will certainly use RK Solar again. Show additional information
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Install crew were so polite. Cleaned up after themselves and very efficient. Show additional information
At the completion of installation I noticed that there were an excess overhangings of the solar panels that is connected to the securing bar. On notifying the Company it was rectified immediately without any hassle. Very please with their quick response.
Also I noted that when one or two solar panels are SLIGHTLY SHADED they affected the whole system and generated very low amount electrical output until the the shading has passed. Is it because that all the panels are CONNECTED IN SERIES such that one or more in partial shade will totally affect the whole generating system ?

If the panels are CONNECTED IN PARALLEL then the electricty generated in the unshaded panels can bypass the shaded panels and into the Inverter therefore generating more electricity for household use. What is your thought in that reasoning ?????
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They were the first company to contact me and tried to get me to sign up straight away. No-one from the company has been out onsite to view the property so I can only hope that everything goes smoothly with the installation. Show additional information
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Very satisfied with the work done and customer service. Show additional information
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I feel the domestic solar panel industry is very easy to get confused and exploited to people that don't do their research properly. With such big government discounts availble it reminds me of the government insulation scheme with cowboys out for fast dollars.

The entire industry should increase their marketing and highlight the return on investment availble on a good system, they seem to be mini money making machines if done properly
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The information provided on your website was invaluable to us when researching options so thank you. We chose RK Solar due to a recommendation from our friend/neighbour who also used them. We also appreciated that they took the time to visit our home to check on our needs and answer our questions face to face - that was what clinched the deal for us. Show additional information
I have received and completed the meter installation contract as well as the ok from Origin but have since swapped to Simply Energy and are having problems with getting the new meter and switching it on. The installation was done and paid for on 3 April but we can't use it!! Help!! Show additional information
Yes, the process of meter upgrade could be explained a bit better, while our system was installed 14 days ago, we are still awaiting a new meter.
Ultimately I should have researched this area of the procedure more thoroughly, but I am not involved in this industry on a daily basis and had no idea what was involved.
A bit more insight in the initial stages would have been helpful.
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Although I have not had my system install yet, Peter at RK Solar was fantastic to deal with throughout the process and not pushy on any particular technology available. I took a long time to evaluate all the solutions presented from multiple suppliers as I generally spend a lot of time investigating what I'm about to purchase. Peter was very patient and supportive through this process.
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Due to the Christmas/New Year break there is quite a long break between sign up and install. Hopefully the outcome will be worth the wait. Show additional information
Still waiting for installation. Installer was sick on the appointed day. Will happen next week. The quotes I got were for exactly the same system and products - which both companies recommended. It is top of line with micro processors. I went with RK Solar because I was more impressed with their presentation. Show additional information
Overall a good experience with RK Solar so far.
They were quite knowledgeable; were able to explain pros and cons in non-technical terms especially to my wife.
No hard sell, no gimmicks (I.e. signup within 7 days and get wifi monitoring for free; theirs was included in the whole package already).
They were quick to re-quote on an alternative, more optimal system when we did not agree on their original proposal.
Kunal and Admin team were reachable and prompt to respond to queries.
Only hiccup was original install date was cancelled a day before scheduled which caused some inconvenience but we were able work it out.
Installers were competent and transparent as to what was happening.
On the install day, they would check with me if anything needs my input or approval before going ahead.
Just waiting now to complete the user setup (+other parts needed) of enphase monitoring >1 week after install.
Can't wait to see how much savings I can get with my new microinverter solar system!
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I sent an email, including a 9 page word document (quite a few pictures of roof space, potential shading issues, meter readings for various periods and so on) to 11 installers (selected for locality and/or review ratings). RK were the 2nd to respond (of the 5 respondents) and did so within a few hours. The first respondent, was on the phone within minutes and when asked to send an email, sent a one-line email??? (I clearly )

The quote from RK quote was fully comprehensive as were the second quotes that corrected an understandable misinterpretation.

Peter, who was providing the quotes was patient, very flexible and informative. I was confident that the system would be the quality system.

The installation was, professional and of high quality (having been aware of, and having a copy of the CEC installation guidelines, I checked quite a few things, thanks to tales about other installers). The installers were also quite friendly.

Overall RK kept me in the loop and have always responded to any queries in a timely fashion.
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I was given a date for installation within 2 days of signing the quote because they allocated a date of a cancellation of another client. The electrician who came to install the system was very concerned about sending the wires through the bricks (with some difficulty) to make sure that he'll not use any conduite pipes which is not a pleasant sight for the house from outside.
Later it was discovered that due to some wiring error (wired for 3 phase on 12 panels out of 17) the electricity production was low. This was rectified after 1 week and the monitoring system provided to me on this date.
Going thru' the monitoring system I found that the kWh shown under CONSUMPTION was very high and when informed an electrician came from the company and re-calibrated the system (after 4 days) and from that day onwards the system works good with eliciting correct data for Production & Consumption.
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Very happy with RK Solar would recommend them to anyone contemplating the installation of home solar panels. Very knowledgeable, did what they said they were going to do, and the price they told me was the price I paid when installed. Paid deposit on 12 October, 2017 and the panels were installed on 14 November, 2017. I am more than happy with my experience, highly recommended. Show additional information
Having made an enquiry through Solarquotes, I was approached by three prospective suppliers. I selected RK Solar as I found the salesman to be honest and knowledgeable. I ordered a 4.8kW System which comprised LG Panels, a Goodwe Hybrid Inverter and a 6.5kWh LG Chem Battery. The installation was carried out efficiently and soon we were making electricity on the roof. At every stage in the process I found RK Solar to be attentive and good communicators.
I would also commend RK on their after-sales service which I was more than happy with when an issue arose with the inverter. The matter was resolved without fuss under the manufacturers warranty.
I have no hesitation in recommending this company as a first class supply of solar systems. At present I am considering expanding my system including storage and will be dealing only with RK Solar on the upgrade.
Sean & Anne
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Good service and product knowledge, I was mislead by another installer about the placement of the panels which was against CEC, this incorrect advise was pointed out to me by RK Solar. I recommended these guys for their service. I am very happy with the power generation for the Trina Solar panels and Fronius inverter. Show additional information
RK Solar were prompt, easily contactable and happily answered all my queries through the sales process. While the system has not yet been installed, I have an install date. The advised date was reasonably close to the time frame that was initially advised. All in all good experience through the sales process. Show additional information
Peter at RK Solar was fantastic to deal with and was willing to spend the time to inform me of all my choices and the pros and cons of each type of system. He offered a non- biased opinion which was refreshing. Peter was very patient as I spent a few months doing lots of research. After finally deciding on a system (6.3kW Enphase Solar System), RK Solar only took 2 days to ring me to set a date for the installation. Installation occurred the next week. The installation was quick and effective and the installers were able to take on board my suggestions on the finer details of where I would prefer the cables go. I was very pleased with the neat installation and the installers themselves. They only took 6hrs to install 21 x 300 W panels! I highly recommend RK Solar. Show additional information
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RK Solar were the only company to come out to our home & explain everything, salesman was very helpful & did not try to sell us something that was of no benefit to us ie: putting panels where there was no sun. Show additional information
Installation was postponed once owing non delivery of panels then on the second occasion it was partially set up owing to late delivery of panels finally panels were installed on the 3rd attempt. We had to juggle our availability to make this happen. The installers were excellent and had no issue. We are now waiting on the net meter being installed but this owing to delay with Origin. Show additional information
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Out of the three quotes RK was the only one that gave us a formal quote.
They didn't try to sell something that I didn't want and listened to what we thought we needed before offering options.
They said it would take two days installation but was finished in far less than one.
They arrived on time and kept us informed and up to date on what they were doing.
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This was the only company that came out to the house, all of the companies were excellent but the extra information (the things he bought with him) was what made me go with this company. Thanks for your recommendations. Show additional information
I was initially very pleased with RK Solar, the installation was undertaken within their promised time frame so no complaints there. The installer came and went several times however, and did not always have his parts and tools, which was a bit poor organisation. It took over two weeks for the meter to be installed. I also purchased a Paladin Water Diverter which admittedly was a new device for RK Solar and therefore had some teething issues with the supply company. The biggest issue here was lack of follow-up from RK Solar - I had to chase them every step of the way. It let down an otherwise good experience, however hopefully they learn from this. The system overall has saved us about $1000k over the summer quarter in comparison to last year, so it has been well worth the exercise. Show additional information
Had existing 4Kw solar panel system . Have opted for another 4 Kw solar panels, One SolaX 5kW Hyb/Inv Only KW Inverter.
+ LG Chem 10kW LV Lithium Battery. Would have been installed late this month (January) but since we will be overseas all February have opted for a March installation.
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Of the 3 quotes provided by Solar Quotes, RK Solar was the most upfront with the best pricing. The Sales person made the effort to keep in touch and answered my many questions back and forth. He also accommodated my installation dates which were quite tight. The only less than perfect experience was in the installation. Installers wanted to leave all the packing material waste for me to clean up. A quick word with the lead installer had then resolved the issue. In my opinion, a perfect 5 star installation would have the installers come and go with nothing amiss except for the panels on my roof and inverter on the wall. Would definitely Recommend RK Solar.

The All Green Environmental Solutions sales person was rude and claimed the other supplier who quoted me would go bust in a few months, and hinted i should go with them. How very unprofessional.

The Solar Ray Team was very professional. unfortunately the kit they quoted was above my budget. Overall engagement was pleasant and professional.
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He actually came out to see me, the others just called and emailed.

The panels I chose won't be available till mid January. I don't like to wait but it is better to get it right.

Thank you Finn for your follow up, good recommendations and especially all the informative blogs. I think I now know heaps about domestic solar in Australia. certainly enough to recognise the pitfalls involved. Many thanks, you have taken a lot of the stress and worry out of the process.
Kind regards
Andrew
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I went with the first installer, who showed up in person and gave a thorough introduction to all the various systems and technologies. You can't beat a personal visit at the premises and an in-house installer team. Show additional information
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A great company to deal with from the initial inquiry to the completion of the work and after sales queries regarding operation.

Complete system, including meter change, professionally installed in accordance with agreed dates and times.

Highly recommended.
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Easily the most knowledgeable person I dealt with. At other solar companies I dealt with the phone sales team. Not at RK Solar. Show additional information
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