Solar WA Reviews

Based on 67 reviews Aus Ranking

  • 5 star 23
  • 4 star 40
  • 3 star 4
  • 2 star 0
  • 1 star 0

Average Customer Review

  • Value
    4.47
  • System Quality
    4.48
  • Customer Service
    4.52
  • Installation
    4.69

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Solar WA
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Solar WA provides solar panels and solar power solutions for commercial, residential, off-grid systems, solar hot water offerings and service and maintenance of solar panels and power inverters.
 
Based in Kewdale WA we also have offices in Kalgoorlie, Bussselton and Mandurah. We offer FREE quotes and have extensive industry knowledge also we come to you.

Solar WA Solar Reviews

We recently purchased 2 systems , one for ourselves and one for my son. Rhett was a pleasure to deal with and nothing was too much trouble. there was no pressure in the whole transaction. We picked 2 high quality systems and the price was extremely pleasing. A big thanks to the installation team of Ron, Ryan and James. Nothing was an issue and the installs were of the highest quality. An absolute highest quality installation team, clean up and attention to detail exceptional. A big thanks to the whole team of SolarWA. Would highly recommend them to anyone. Show additional information
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After dealing with other solar companies I found Solar WA very helpful and great value. Rhett explained things to me in a way I would understand and can't thank him enough. My solar panels were installed only a few days after the phone call and I found Solar WA to be very professional and would highly recommend. Very glad I chose them. Show additional information
Very friendly service and extremely helpful. Had cheaper quotes but Solar WA seemed to answer my questions more directly so felt comfortable using them. Show additional information
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All round good service couldn't ask for more thanks. Show additional information
The sales team were extremely helpful and transparent in regards to cost.
The service was fast.
I'm so happy.
the guys went the extra mile and removed my hot water system.
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As much as i appreciate the trades people who did the work at my property, I would NEVER recommend Solar WA. Their execution of the work and customer service was horrific. Their manager stepped foot onto my property without acknowledging me at all (awkwardest 10 mins of my life) while I stood there wondering who these people were. They stuffed me around with scheduling which delayed our install by days and ruined plans, sat waiting around for them. Their customer service officer was anything but helpful when I phoned to work out why they hadn't come out when they said. I was annoyed yes, but she literally was the worst person i have ever encountered in working out a solution. When I asked several times to speak to her manager she made it almost impossible. Finally sorted the install but it was painful. She even hung up on me at one point. Frustrated customers should never be treated the way she behaved and I hope her manager see this and gets her into some sort of training.

Then came the invoice. It was overdue when I received it. Guess that happens when you don't install your system on the day you say AND you don't send the invoice out until days after install. Plus I was charged the deposit again but it was declared. I had to go back through my quotes to clarify the amount on the final invoice. I returned an email to their accounts questioning their invoice and due dates. No reply.
So i contacted their Sales Person, who was the reason we went with their company. He was amazing, yet again. It makes me wish he wasn't affiliated at all with Solar WA. Vlad is simply too good for them. So here I am, customer over here, and their sales rep hands us to them on a golden platter AND sorts out the account issue. Even responded on his day off. amazing.

So as much as I am glad our system is in and is doing what it said it would.... no, I wouldn't recommend them at all. EVER. Hands down appreciated Solar Quotes service, just wish I had gone with someone else to get the work done.

Supplier Reply

Hi ,

I'd firstly like to say thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. I am able to get a better understanding where we went wrong. I also like to thank you for taking the time to meet with me last week and hope that you enjoyed spending the $100 gift card (my way of saying sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused).
I hope that I have been able to rectify some the problems for you and that you are feeling better about the product installed and the follow-up service.
I have been trying to contact you in regards to some follow-up information that I promised I would get for you. I have sent a few texts and have left you a detailed phone message.

Kind Regards

Lauren @Solar WA and Management Team

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In general a good all round experience. Had a small issue after a year's installation and was promptly rectified. Show additional information
Rhett helped me with choosing the right system for my home. I must have asked him a billion questions as I knew nothing about solar. Now I feel I know so much about it I could sell them myself.
He answered all my questions numerous times especially when I didn't understand how the solar panels worked.
He made me feel very important individual not like a number and made sure I understood everything concerning my solar system
Excellent Service
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Rhett was very knowledgeable and professional and extremely organised and on the ball. He made the transaction from
Sales to installation very easy would definitely recommend him and solar wa
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Excellent system at a good price.
Installers service was excellent also. Special mention to Katherine & helper who made good suggestions during installation & installed to a high standard.
Very professional service
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Vlad yet again was brilliant and very knowledgeable in his chosen field and credit must go to Katherine and Ron, the installation team, who arrived on time and did an extremely neat job.
Overall the biggest complement I can pay is that if I had a solar company I would want
these people on-board this is the 3rd system we have had from this team on different houses.
Well done
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Solar wa installed my system January 2016, my inverter decided to not work anymore so I contacted Domini, she got my inverter changed in less than 2 weeks... easy and fast! I am a happy customer since day 1 Show additional information
The installing team were fantastic nothing was a drama and made me the customer believe that they had my interests at heart (such a welcome surprise ) i could tell they took pride in their work and were experienced installers - the work was carried out professionally and left my premises the same way as it was before (no mess).
A big thank you.
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Polite..helpful ..friendly..explained everything..great service Show additional information
Rhett was very pleasant to do business with, especially in comparison to 3 other companies I received quotes from. Rhett was not pushy at all and everything he advised would happen did. The installation was done without any inconvenience.
Extremely happy we I went with Solar WA in all aspects, the service from Rhett, the installation and the results I can see already are brilliant
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I was looking for a 10kw system and wanted a specific brand of inverter to be installed. I also required a very long run of cable to the meter box and extra's. I started getting quotes but was all getting too hard, they either wanted to do 2x5kw systems or refused to use the inverter i wanted. Long story short, i called Rhett from Solarwa and he came out to have a look. Nice bloke, not pushy and nothing was too hard for them,great price, top quality system and install. Very happy with the performance of the system and Very highly recommended!!! (Saving aprox $800 per bill in summer and around $400 in winter.) Show additional information
Rhett was very helpful & the installation by Catherine was a professionally done.
The inverter was a Goodwe with Tier 1 panels, a very good system for the money....
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Rhett was very friendly and knowledgeable in setting up the install. The team that installed on the day worked very hard with a tough job and were caring and considerate working around my newborn daughter. They worked non stop from 7am to past 5pm and everything is installed perfectly Show additional information
Great experience from start to finish, very polite and clean install team, nothing was too big a problem, great system Show additional information
It was a 5kW Huawei Inverter with 6.6kW of ET Panels.

I was very impressed with the time and care taken with install. Kath and her team did a great job. They tidied up afterwards and explained the system to me.

I was able to get the iPhone app software NetEco up and running and register the plant with Huawei with the help of Jack Li from Huawei Australia even though the Home Fusion app worked right away through the inverter Wi-Fi by directly logging onto the inverter.

The Huawei Inverter itself and associated software is impressive and importantly it is a battery ready hybrid inverter.

I have a lot of confidence with both the installer and this inverter and I feel like I have spent my money wisely and well.
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Me and my wife are very happy, excellent service,price, and the installers did a neat job on all the wiring. Show additional information
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6.6k opal panels 5k zeversolar inverter. Vlad was a pleasure to dea with and I felt like we designed and configured my solar solution together. Brett and his team did the install on a day mixed with rain and sun, the guys were professional courteous and a real pleasure. Can't rave enough about these guys... in fact accidentally convinced 2 colleagues to upgrade their arrays just from my experience with SolarWa. Thanks solarquotes for helping me find these guys! Show additional information
Your website was very helpful in educating us on domestic solar to a point where we felt confident to discuss quotations with two of your three recommended vendors. Show additional information
24 Talsun panels 6.8KW and Goodwe 5KW inverter Show additional information
Wish installer had tried harder to install the panels further from the front elevation of my house because now it is visible from the street. There is ample roof with no shadow to achieve this. Show additional information
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I'm pretty sure that this company is mentioned on your site and that's where I got their info from. However it was not one of the 3 companies you supplied for quotes. Out of the 3 only one responded. At the time Infinite Energy responded they didn't have German made panels which is what I wanted. In the end however I chose Jinko panels and a Fronius inverter. Choice magazine rated Jinko panels highly in their 1 year test results of a large number of panels. It really came down to me doing so much research and becoming overwhelmed I became a ditherer so I just bit the bullet and made a decision to get a good inverter because this is the workhorse - as you pointed out thankyou. - and good panels that didn't cost an arm and leg again which you explained on your site. All in all I'm happy although haven't had a bill as yet. Your site was invaluable Finn for my research and final decision on what to buy. Thankyou keep up the good work we need as much information that we can get. Show additional information
If I was to do this again I would not do it so close to Xmas / New Year as if there are any questions after installation there is access to support staff. As I have issues connecting to the inverter wifi, I now have to wait a couple of weeks before the problem can be rectified. Show additional information
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All three companies got back to me within 10 days. One rang me on the first day which was impressive.
The reps who came out to do the quotes were all very helpful and informative. I asked a lot of questions and wanted them to show me how long it would take to pay off the system (in reduced electricity costs) using my usage figures as well as explaining the differences between different brands of inverters and panels.
I found Finn Peacock's checklist (for comparing solar power apples with apples) to be very useful in making the decision on which provider.

I would've happily gone with any of the three companies in terms of quality of service and products, so in the end went with the company which provided the best price.
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Really great experience. Very good quote with good follow up. They can when they said did a very neat tidy and quick job. highly recommend Show additional information
Everything ran very smoothly, and we would have no hesitation in recommending Solar WA. Whilst the panels they stock were not the ones we wanted, they went out of their way to make sure we got the panels of our choice. Show additional information
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Only recently installed so we have yet to have savings experience. The installers were excellent. We had a problem manifest itself on installation which was not elated to the system. The guys tracked it back to the source although it was not their problem. Show additional information
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Salesperson was very helpful in making suggestions for placing panels for most efficient supply. Also helpful with the use of appliances to for most efficient results. Show additional information
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The installers were very professional , on time and very tidy. Would have no hesitation in recommending this company. Show additional information
Great service with no BS. With the weather as it is (very wet) I thought they would cancel but they came on time and installed the 5kW system by 2pm. Very pleasant workers and tidy, I would recommend them anytime. Show additional information
Installer communication was a bit poor. Show additional information
Of the 3 companies sourced from this website, Rhett from Solar WA was the 2nd caller however the 1st to quote onsite. His was the best price from the word go and also came down in price voluntarily to seal the deal. I contacted 2 x other companies and one was the same, the other not even close.

The was a small issue in that all 24 panels were to be installed on both north facing roof aspects, however this was not viable due to roof design and 11 panels were installed on the west aspect as well. Not a big deal simply evens out power output over the day.

Due to the double story construction of the house the inverter cable run to the garage was not able to be achieved so inverter was installed outside above power meter box. They are returning to fit a cover to shield the inverter from the sun.

Installation was almost immediate. Installation was only a few days after submitting paperwork to Western Power.

SOLAR WA was prompt, priced very well, a team of 3 installers on the day, arrived on time, installed in one day. Its the middle of winter and on sunny days averaged 22 k/w and cloudy days 14/kw on a 5k/w fronius inverter and 24 x panels 270w canadian 6.5 k/w ratings.

I can recommend this company.
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Thanks to the information made available by Solar Quotes I was able to go through the process with sufficient confidence that I understood what system would best suit my needs and from reading the various reviews, I had a good idea of what type of inverters and panels were available. Prior to getting quotes I had already decided upon a system that would include a Fronius 5kW inverter and tier one panels. Solar WA provided me with a very competitive quote for the Fronius inverter and JA Solar panels (16 x 320kW). Rhett from Solar WA was very helpful and the friendly team from AGF Electrical who installed the system did an excellent job and were very tidy. They were also happy to answer several questions I had in the following days. Thanks to Solar Quotes and Solar WA for making the process a smooth and stress-free experience. Show additional information
Question 5 is a bit of a nonsense; How do I tell the quality with any degree of objective technical relevance?
It all looks good on paper, but that is just what it is; performance is the key here.
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We have a complicated architect designed house which created a very tricky situation for the electrician. Despite that, the job was completed relatively quickly and to our satisfaction. Show additional information
SolarWA were brilliant from start to finish. Quote was for a system far superior to another company's recommendation and for a much better price. Installation was excellent. Show additional information
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