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Solar Central Reviews

Based on 63 reviews

  • 5 star 23
  • 4 star 38
  • 3 star 2
  • 2 star 0
  • 1 star 0

Average Customer Review

  • Value
    4.49
  • System Quality
    4.56
  • Customer Service
    4.67
  • Installation
    4.65

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About Solar Central , Solar Installers

Solar Central is your solar power and hot water specialist based in Bendigo and we service across Victoria. From the time we started our business we have continued to provide high quality solar products and installations at affordable pricing which has earned us a great reputation. We will provide down to earth and easy to understand solar advice and take our time to listen to your needs and suggest a system that will be the most beneficial to you. Our solar installers are highly experienced and fully solar accredited with years of experience installing solar power systems on domestic and commercial properties. We previously operated under the name Allstar Solar and also after trialling some other business names for our solar business we now operate as Solar Central.

Solar Central 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:
Great service and price, and it was great to support a local business. Very fast install and no hassles. Show additional information
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Solar Central was very helpful and quick to respond to emails. We received installation within three weeks of signing the contracts and paying the deposit. The cost of the system represented excellent value and it was great to see that worker safety was taken very seriously on the day the system was installed. All in all, the entire process was low fuss and friends and family have been handed a Solar Central business card so that they too can have solar installed. Show additional information
Installation was as quick as can be expected in winter in Victoria, I wasn't home for installation however was a bit disappointed by the rubbish left behind - it was the cardboard corner protectors off the panels and there were about 10 blowing around my garden. Matt & Chantal were great and always friendly and both were always extremely helpful on the phone. Show additional information
I feel it was good value for money. We looked at other local suppliers but they were expensive.
Everything went smoothly, we didn't have to do anything. Our first electricity bill has arrived and we are in credit.
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With regard to the quality of the components, I am not in a position to judge.I hope that the hardware is good, Solar Central matched the materials quoted by another installer and beat the price quoted by that installer. At no time did they say that the selected components installed were not a good choice, so we will live in hope that we have made a good choice. I have stated above that solar central were great to deal with and everything went as promised. We will see in due course if the system fulfills our expectations. Show additional information
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Matt at Solar Central did a great job walking us through all of our options and we're thrilled with our new solar system!

Installation went very smoothly and efficiently. The Solar Central team were very professional and got everything up and running a lot faster than we expected.

I'll definitely be recommending Solar Central to all my friends and family and suggest anyone in Bendigo and surrounding regions who might be considering solar take a good look at what they have to offer!
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Did a good job took longer than expected due to issues with panel supplies but slight up grade in panel but slightly lower total output was end result. Didn’t do pre site inspection but I was okay with as I supplied photos. Overall I would recommend (already) have to other buyers. Cheers Mike Show additional information
If I had not done lots of research to determine quality and needs it would have been a disaster
Your web site was very helpful but I researched on a much broader field and even so there were still problems that I did not anticipate
The power companies are as ever full of BS and self interest
There is a lot of BS in the solar industry
I ultimately had 8 quotes and not one of them met all of the criteria that you suggested
I feel sorry for the poor old pensioner that just accepts the first person that comes along and offers solar, because they will without doubt get ripped off.
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I live in an area where partial shading was unavoidable, so pushed for a more shade tolerant system than most would use. After getting quotes from many of the local businesses and several installers from Melbourne, Matt was excellent to deal with. Not pushy like some, and happy to deal with me largely through email, he accommodated my requests for equipment Solar Central did not usually use. I thought he really went above and beyond. Price was good relative to other systems in the KW range I looked at and I was very happy with the professional install of a system that was a bit more involved than normal. Show additional information
Matt is really good at what he does. He is very reliable and efficient with the installation. He is well informed and knowledgable about the best set up for the site and the process to get everything up and running. He is very good price wise. I would recommend him over the other Solar company. I'm very happy with the outcome. Thanks. Show additional information
Reliable & great service. Explained in terminology I could understand, when to use major appliances for best value & showed me what to check for on electricity bill Show additional information
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The sales and engineering contact (Matt) from Solar Central was genuine in his recommendations and provided additional information and effort where required. Show additional information
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Job was completed on time and we have not problems with the system. Show additional information
The attention to our particular requirements was exceptional. The follow-up information and service has been excellent, especially as a newcomer to solar power and the new learning this entails, therefore we believe Solar Central to have been an excellent choice. Show additional information
I couldn't have been happier with the price and service from Solar Central. Matt, their sales person, was attentive, efficient and very helpfulI. He followed the whole process from initial discussion, through to the installation and then after sales service. I highly recommend them. Show additional information
I would like to comment on how impressed l was with Matt owner / Supplier of Solar Central. He answered all questions to educate me on the best options to suit my needs. Was very competitive with price professional and importantly on time. I had a 10kw system put in installers were polite and workmanship excellent. When you spend a big amount of money and live on your own its great to feel confident that you are in excellent hands. I can't speak highly enough of this company. Can't wait to start to make some savings.
Jan. Eppalock
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Matt was very helpful particularly in giving info that I wasn't aware of. He identified that I have a 3 phase switch board therefore an appropriate Inverter was installed which in turn when Tesla mark 3 battery comes out in the near future the inverter would be ready and suitable for it. He certainly was not pushy, had the latest solar panels on the market, 330 watts per panel x 24 panels, delivering 6.2 Kw, all the paper work, connections to the grid, and the substantial rebate organised, very little stress for a large job that took most of the day to install. Show additional information
From the very start i was very impressed with Matt and his team. Always kept in touch throughout the whole process. Highly recommend. Show additional information
Have found it difficult to get quotes have tried since October 2016. Solar Central came out discussed system including hot water heater very helpful. Couldn't be happier with service. Show additional information
Great to deal with, responded in a timely manner, informative and competitive price. Show additional information
Only 2 of the contacts replied and Matt was very prompt and Cola Solar were ages getting in touch with us. Matt was given the job and the work was completed in a very short time and we were up and running. Thanks Show additional information
The service from Matt and his team was great. He explained how the system works and how to make the most of the solar system once it's installed. As l needed to replace an old electric hot water system l got Matt to install a Chromagen Heat Pump hot water system at the same time. I am very pleased with the whole experience and would recommend them to anyone considering installing a solar system to their home. Show additional information
Solar installations in Bendigo is very competitive, so it is worth getting lots of quotes, but some of the sales people get a very pushy and try to rush you to make a decision to get your business before you get a more suitable offer. Allstar Solar is not like this, their initial quote was low, suited to our needs and sales person was not pushy. When one of the pushier sales people who initially gave a relatively high quote deliberately undercut on very similar panels with the same inverter, Allstar solar matched the price.

Allstar solar is one of the smaller installers, their sales person is also an installer, and the only sales person to actually get on our roof (split level 2 storey) to confirm panel layout before quoting. Now the panels are installed they look really great on the roof, in fact looks like the house was designed to accommodate the panels, not that they panels are a retro-fitting.
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It got very confusing. Two of the suppliers were quite pushy. We went with the local person, mainly through word of mouth. Been satisfied so far, installation next week Show additional information
Although too early to see a difference in my energy bill, the work was professionally carried out. Excellent service and workmanship. Show additional information
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Very efficient and organised. A pleasure to work with them. Show additional information
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This must be the nicest company I have dealt with in a long time, very good customer support, fast and efficient installation and after sales support. Thanks a lot for a pleasant experience. Show additional information
Both All Star Energy and Cola Solar were equal in presentation and assistance. The decision came down to a small difference in price. I found the salesman from Mark Group to be too pushy. Show additional information
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A+++ Hassle free installation at a great price. The system looks good and works great. Staff were were organised, highly knowledgeable and very friendly. Great work guys, thanks a mill

Regards,
Melissa
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Workmanship was excellent, came on time and pleasant workers.

Knew what they were doing and followed through after the job was finished to see that we were happy.
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Willing to give as much time as required to answer all relevant queries re PV sytem prior to installation and excellent installation by competant trades staff Show additional information
The other companies were either pushy or didn't give me full quotes in the end and did not always return my emails.

One of the reasons l went with AllStar was because of their customer service and replying back to my queries. They also installed my system VERY quickly and the workers were very good, polite and respectful.
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First company to contact me!

These guys must be the nicest I have ever come across, very helpful, efficient and quick with installation. Also helped me out with other things I needed done due to renovations and all free of charge.

I certainly will use their services again when I purchase my next property. Couldn't be happier!
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I received prompt replies to all my queries without any hard sell. Show additional information
Allstar Energy were a very approachable company that considers all the aspects of providing the best product and outcome for price we were willing to spend. They were open to discuss options that were mentioned by us and provided technical advice as to the pros and cons of the different products on the market. We installed a 1.8kw system on the workshop and a 4.6kw system on the house. Show additional information
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Easy to deal with, competent and friendly staff from start to finish. Show additional information