Solar Charge

Solar Charge Reviews

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Solar Charge is a Melbourne-based supplier of solar power systems and has 40 years' experience in the industry. Homes, businesses and schools have all benefited from its expertise during this time.

The company uses German-supplied Bosch solar power equipment and strives to complete all installations on time and on budget. Anyone interested in installing solar panels is asked to get in touch with Solar Charge to take advantage of incentives offered by the Victorian government.

German solar panels used by the company are said to have a life expectancy of between 30 and 40 years.

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Solar Charge Reviews (8)

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Average Scores

4.3/5

Value for money

4.9/5

Quality of System

5.0/5

Installation

4.8/5

Customer Service

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Original Review on 14-04-2017:

Do your homework.
Cheap now will cost in the future.
You are responsible for the system you put in not the installer. He is responsible for how its installed.
Beware complications and limitations from the grid controller and the retail supplier.
Thanks again for your site and insight.
Original ratings

Panel rating: 4/5
Inverter rating: 5/5

Value for money: N/A
Quality of System: N/A
Installation: N/A
Customer Service: N/A

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

Not a hitch from day one.
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Selected due to personal recommendation from a friend who used them for their installation.
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Original Review on 29-11-2010:

The system we chose was 1.7kwh. We selected an Aurora 3.6kw inverter to enable expansion of solar panels into the future. Original ratings

Panel rating: 4/5
Inverter rating: 4/5

Value for money: 4/5
Quality of System: 5/5
Installation: 5/5
Customer Service: 5/5

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

Yes
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Original Review on 10-11-2010:

The company we chose have been supplying solar panels to homes in Victoria for over thirty years. They have found one brand of panel (BP), frame and inverter which is totally reliable so they stick to it. Therefore the quality of their installations is excellent. I was after frames which included stainless steel brackets and bolts, a good air flow between tiled roof and panels and durable panels. They have a shop (unlike many companies) so you can go there and see the product and talk to the sales team before the site visit. The company is not the cheapest but they are experts in their field and very helpful. Original ratings

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5

Value for money: 4/5
Quality of System: 5/5
Installation: 5/5
Customer Service: 5/5

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

We invested in solar panels at the right time (two years ago) as the return for KW hours generated is 68 cents per KW hour with AGL. That return is guaranteed into the future. Schemes now are no where near as generous in Victoria. We will have recouped our investment in approximately 7 years. Therefore solar panels are really an investment as you do get enough return off them so they pay for themselves.
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Original Review on 12-10-2010:

I was certainly disappointed to not be contacted by the companies you listed, however, the list of questions/considerations you provided was very useful in making my decision on the best possible information. I eventually went with a company that, while actually being the highest initial cost of all the quotes I obtained, represented the best long term value for money in my estimation. The system has been in for about 3 weeks now and is performing exactly as they said it would. Original ratings

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5

Value for money: 4/5
Quality of System: 5/5
Installation: 5/5
Customer Service: 5/5

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

Absolutely! Zero problems, performance as claimed. Top quality equipment and Solarcharge is highly recommended to deal with.
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The system has only just been installed, we were able to graph solar harvest on our computer from day one.
Waiting for smart metre to be installed.
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We chose Solar Charge, Because they were prompt in coming to give us a quote. And the back up service has been First Class, I would gladly recommend them to anybody.
P.S., Their installers were on site at the time given by the Company.
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I would like to thank Finn for his feedback. We did receive two written quotes without the contractors coming on site. The third supplier made contact over the phone, yet failed to provide a written estimate. We went with an entirely different outfit who were very keen to meet face to face to discuss our power needs etc.
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