Solar4Life

Solar4Life Reviews

4.5

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Solar4Life is a Solar Power Installation company based in Mitchell and serves ACT. Here are their reviews as submitted by visitors to SolarQuotes

Reviewers report paying: $3,900 - $11,500 for depending on hardware choice and installation difficulty ( how is this calculated? )

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Solar4Life Reviews (57)

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5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

$10,000 to $12,500

Cost

LG

Panel Brand

Solaredge

Inverter Brand

LG Chem

Battery Brand

Original Review on 20-07-2020:

Solar4Life - Highly professional installer

Solar4Life provided a very competitive quote and were very professional and helpful at every stage of the process from initial contact, site visit, installation and commissoning and after sales service including grid connection after the install. I would strongly recommend them to anyone.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Battery rating: 5/5

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

Follow Up Review on 18-03-2021:

The system has lived up to all my expectations after six months of operation. Very happy with the panels, the inverter, the battery, and the installers
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5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

$4,000 to $6,000

Cost

Seraphim

Panel Brand

Sungrow

Inverter Brand

Excellent customer service so far

Still in the first stages of installation but so far so good. Excellent salesperson Lachlan. He’s polite, friendly, professional and knowledgeable. He worked with me to find the best system and price for my situation. I have complete trust that I will be looked after if any problems arise.
Hide Betz's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

3/5

Installation

3/5

Customer Service

6kW

Solar System Size

$6,000 to $8,000

Cost

Sunpower

Panel Brand

Fronius

Inverter Brand

Original Review on 13-07-2020:

Great product. Quick installation. Zero service

Was given 1 day notice for installation. When the installers came I wasn’t sure how to answer their questions and no one from Solar4Life was available to answer my questions. The electrician came on Saturday and left without telling me. The power went off and again I couldn’t contact Solar4Life again. Fortunately the electrician came back. I never heard from Solar4Life with an apology or explanation.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5

Value for money: 5/5
Quality of System: 5/5
Installation: 3/5
Customer Service: 1/5

Follow Up Review on 10-03-2021:

The system has been trouble free and my bills are much lower than I expected
Hide Jane's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

4/5

Installation

4/5

Customer Service

6kW

Solar System Size

$6,000 to $8,000

Cost

Seraphim

Panel Brand

SolarEdge

Inverter Brand

A Hassle quote and installation

Sales process was excellent the sales person was quite upfront with his facts and figures and cut through the technical jargon.

All of the liaison and approvals from the electricity authority was taken care of.

The installers were very cheerful and polite and any problems that arose were taken care of.

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 4/5
Hide Tom's Comment

4/5

Value for money

4/5

Quality of System

4/5

Installation

4/5

Customer Service

8kW

Solar System Size

$6,000 to $8,000

Cost

Seraphim

Panel Brand

SMA

Inverter Brand

Fast and efficient

Well presented quote, but flexible to change in their suggested panel location.

Some room for negotiation price.

Easy and polite to deal with.

Grid connection undertaken after the install without delay.

There remains an issue of my having to put in WiFi in order for SMA to communicate with the inverter. This arises from my location in the semi-bush without WiFi connection.

Inverter rating: 4/5
Hide Laurence's Comment

4/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

3/5

Installation

4/5

Customer Service

10kW

Solar System Size

$10,000 to $12,500

Cost

Sunpower

Panel Brand

SolarEdge

Inverter Brand

Solar 4 life

Install yet to be finished due to a few delays mostly due to rain. High quality system panels and inverter. Customer service and communication was mostly pretty good.
Hide Bradley's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

10kW

Solar System Size

$10,000 to $12,500

Cost

Seraphim

Panel Brand

SolarEdge

Inverter Brand

Great Team

Service was fantastic from the initial consult through to install and follow up.
Hide John's Comment

4/5

Value for money

4/5

Quality of System

3/5

Installation

4/5

Customer Service

7kW

Solar System Size

$8,000 to $10,000

Cost

Seraphim

Panel Brand

SolarEdge

Inverter Brand

Very Helpful sales staff.... responded quickly when contacted. Over Christmas so some issues with communication but mostly very smooth and good process.

Polite, helpful, only one that would do a site visit. Organised grid connection as part of it.
Would recommend them.

Panel rating: 4/5
Hide Tanya's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

3/5

Installation

3/5

Customer Service

10kW

Solar System Size

$8,000 to $10,000

Cost

Seraphim

Panel Brand

SolarEdge

Inverter Brand

Great system. Good value compared to equivalent quotes.

Sales/Quoting process: quick & efficient

Installation: There were a few hiccups during the installation process, predominantly in areas around communications and timings. However, the company's management has since contacted me and explained the underlying issues and have sorted things out. Installers and electricians were great people who were polite and left the work area in a tidy manner.

At the end of the day, the installed system performed much better than quoted/anticipated and the normalized energy produced was much higher than other similarly-spec'ed systems in the same area (this can be done via pvoutput).

Panel rating: 4/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Hide Hung's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

$6,000 to $8,000

Cost

Seraphim

Panel Brand

SolarEdge

Inverter Brand

Extremely efficient and great communication

Punctual, easy to communicate with and provided a turn key installation.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Hide Sally's Comment

4/5

Value for money

4/5

Quality of System

4/5

Installation

4/5

Customer Service

7kW

Solar System Size

$10,000 to $12,500

Cost

Growatt

Inverter Brand

Solar installation

The job seemed to go well although felt sorry for the two guys who installed the solar panels in 38 deg heat. A stinker of a day and took them almost 9 hours to complete. The inverter tech took a lot longer then he thought he needed but appeared to do decent job. A bit hard to understand with his limited English but we managed. Overall a reasonably seamless op otherwise.
Hide Ned's Comment

4/5

Value for money

4/5

Quality of System

3/5

Installation

1/5

Customer Service

6kW

Solar System Size

$6,000 to $8,000

Cost

Jinko Solar

Panel Brand

SMA

Inverter Brand

Not the best in organising the subcontractors

Sales, quoting no problem. Installer polite. Customer service not existing. They organised the grid connection.
Hide Reni's Comment

4/5

Value for money

4/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

4/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

$2,000 to $4,000

Cost

Fantastic

All went very smooth great service follow up was good
Hide Stan's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

13kW

Solar System Size

$8,000 to $10,000

Cost

Seraphim

Panel Brand

Fronius

Inverter Brand

Competitive pricing. Very professional from start to finish.

I found Solar4Life, to be reasonably priced.
Very professional team to deal with.
I was impressed with prompt responses for any queries.

Very receptive to what we had to say at every stage.

The operations team were very organised and professional to deal with.

Planning to get Solar4Life to quote and work on another site for us as well.

Good job and a very happy customer.

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

Value for money

4/5

Quality of System

4/5

Installation

4/5

Customer Service

13kW

Solar System Size

$12,500 to $15,000

Cost

Hyundai Solar

Panel Brand

SolarEdge

Inverter Brand

Tesla

Battery Brand

supportive sales person

they in formed me everything through text and messenger which was suitable for me
Hide Mark's Comment

4/5

Value for money

4/5

Quality of System

4/5

Installation

3/5

Customer Service

7kW

Solar System Size

$6,000 to $8,000

Cost

Seraphim

Panel Brand

SolarEdge

Inverter Brand

Quick and efficient

Happy with the process up to and including installation. A bit disappointed with after sales service
Panel rating: 3/5
Hide Kate's Comment

4/5

Value for money

4/5

Quality of System

4/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

$4,000 to $6,000

Cost

Seraphim

Panel Brand

Fronius

Inverter Brand

!!Urgent attention!! Easy to get in touch

I do not know much about solar. I did some research. From getting qoute till install feels good. I like prompt attention when u call or email. I hope they will respond even after installation.
Inverter rating: 5/5
Hide Umesh's Comment

5/5

Value for money

4/5

Quality of System

4/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

$4,000 to $6,000

Cost

Seraphim

Panel Brand

Fronius

Inverter Brand

Highly recommended.

The sales person visited the site for inspection before making a quote (instead of relying on Google map). He provided me multiple quotes with different systems/scenario so that I could compare. He was very patient with us, polite and punctual.

The installation person was punctual and tidy. The customer service was great - we had a bit of delay in process after the install due to Xmas/New Year break, but they were quick after we made a follow up call.

Overall, we are very happy with Solar4Life.

Inverter rating: 5/5
Hide Jun's Comment

4/5

Value for money

4/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

8kW

Solar System Size

$8,000 to $10,000

Cost

Sunpower

Panel Brand

SolarEdge

Inverter Brand

Stress Free

The whole process was stress free.

Extremely happy with the whole process from design, answering questions and installation

Panels were installed on the Thursday, system up and running by Friday Lunch. I had access to the SolarEdge app by the following Tuesday and Government certification completed within 3 weeks from installation.

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Hide Nigel's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

10kW

Solar System Size

$10,000 to $12,500

Cost

SolarEdge

Inverter Brand

Solar4Life - fabulous

Solar4Life provided their quote quickly and answered all my questions thoroughly. They were not pushy is the sales process. The installation was done professionally by really hard working, knowledgeable people. They were all polite, punctual and tidy, apart from the new system and box, you wouldn’t have known they’d been there!
Hide Kath's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

4/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

$6,000 to $8,000

Cost

Seraphim

Panel Brand

SolarEdge

Inverter Brand

Went well

Overall helpful and obliging.
Good customer service. Connection with grid and meter replacement by energy provider all taken care of
Hide Robert's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

$4,000 to $6,000

Cost

Jinko Solar

Panel Brand

Fronius

Inverter Brand

Very happy customer

Right from the beggining these guys were very helpful and fair.

They provided customer service above my expectations. Especially conducting an installation over the Christmas period.

I highly recommend their service.
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5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

$4,000 to $6,000

Cost

Seraphim

Panel Brand

Fronius

Inverter Brand

6.6kw Solar install - Fronius Inverter, Seraphim Panels

Good sales support with good detail presented.
Good pricing, very competitive.
Good installation and after sales support.
Hide Sonny's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

$4,000 to $6,000

Cost

SolarEdge

Panel Brand

SolarEdge

Inverter Brand

Awesome output- first bill -$150

I could not stop recommending Solar4Life because as they promised for no more electricity bills. I can see that's happening with a huge credit.

I was manage to adjust my credit to the gas bill.

At the end we only got to pay $85 for the gas and electricity usage for 3 months which was simply exceptional.

Customer service is great, what I like most is they wonderful in being responsive, quick and recommending.

You thinking to save money! Go for Solar4Life

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Hide Ranjna's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

Seraphim

Panel Brand

Sungrow

Inverter Brand

Best solar company in Canberra

Highly recommended...Excellent customer service

All the staff are professional and highly committed and you can’t go wrong when choosing them...
Hide Sumit's Comment

4/5

Value for money

4/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

4/5

Customer Service

7kW

Solar System Size

$8,000 to $10,000

Cost

Jinko Solar

Panel Brand

Fronius

Inverter Brand

Trouble free installation and service

Provided us with great installation plan and quotes to help us to decide to go ahead

Installation proceeded with few problems

Compressive dossier provided as well as instruction on setting up monitoring system

Work done on time and within budget

System working well

Very happy with solar4life
Hide Gordon's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

8kW

Solar System Size

$8,000 to $10,000

Cost

Hyundai Solar

Panel Brand

Solaredge

Inverter Brand

Solar4Life ...

A company with the best team, high quality output with one of the most competitive pricing. Totally impressed by the way the entire task was conducted. I would definitely recommend then to others.
Hide Sminu's Comment

4/5

Value for money

4/5

Quality of System

3/5

Installation

2/5

Customer Service

5kW

Solar System Size

$6,000 to $8,000

Cost

Seraphim

Panel Brand

Fronius

Inverter Brand

First time solar purchase

Was very happy with the assistance provided by solar quotes. Each company provided me with very good information. I ended with the best value for money.
Inverter rating: 4/5
Hide Casey's Comment

4/5

Value for money

4/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

$6,000 to $8,000

Cost

Seraphim

Panel Brand

Solaredge

Inverter Brand

A good job

Very happy with the panels and the installation, which was done efficiently and on time.
Hide Nicholas's Comment

4/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

5kW

Solar System Size

$8,000 to $10,000

Cost

LG

Panel Brand

Solaredge

Inverter Brand

good service Punctual, Polite clean friendly team done very good job I am very happy

from start to finish super service very friendly team Solar4life is business i will recommend thank you guys
Inverter rating: 5/5
Hide Ziggy 's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

5kW

Solar System Size

$2,000 to $4,000

Cost

Seraphim

Panel Brand

Growatt

Inverter Brand

Fantastic service from Solar4Life

I cannot fault Solar4Life. Nathan arrived on time and quickly provided a quote which was very competitive. He also answered all my questions. Suchita from the office kept us informed of progress and the system was installed on the day specified. Suchita also informed us that there would be a delay of a few hours in the installation of the inverter due to rain. Excellent service. I would recommend Solar4Life without hesitation.
Hide Charles's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

10kW

Solar System Size

$12,500 to $15,000

Cost

Seraphim

Panel Brand

Solaredge

Inverter Brand

Great Service and Install

Service from the sales team was excellent. A rep came to my house with a plan already drawn up and was able to adjust it to my needs and gave me good realistic advice on the value of a battery for my home at the current price.
Installation of panels and inverter went smoothly over two days and the system was up and running on the afternoon of the second day.
Solar4life have organised the grid connection which is due to occur next Tuesday when they install the smart meter.
Overall, a great customer experience and I’m very happy with the products and service.

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Hide Gary's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

3/5

Installation

2/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

$8,000 to $10,000

Cost

Jinko Solar

Panel Brand

Solaredge

Inverter Brand

Product seems good, a bit of a hassle to work with.

Sales process was smooth, but once work was under way communication seemed to stop. I had to chase things up frequently. Had a no-show which was frustrating. Communication seems to be poor between the office, the installers, and the sparkies, as nobody seemed to have a clear idea of what had happened, and what remained to be done,or where things had been put. Naturally hiccups are to be expected, but keeping the client informed when they occur is pretty important.

Once trades were actually on site, the installation seemed to be pretty smooth, and the tradies were very tidy and polite.
Hide Frazer's Comment

4/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

4/5

Customer Service

13kW

Solar System Size

$10,000 to $12,500

Cost

Jinko Solar

Panel Brand

Fronius

Inverter Brand

Solar4Life listened, explained options, answered questions and were flexible

Solar4Life were recommended to us through SolarQuotes. We sought four quotes in total (2 through SolarQuotes and 2 externally), but decided to go with Solar4Life because: 1) they were responsive to numerous questions we asked; 2) they used only quality materials (as per 'the good solar guide' book); 3) Solar4Life gave us options to suit our budget; 4) Solar4Life didn't overstate the array's production capability (yes, some companies did!!); 4) the salesperson established a good rapport with us and based on all this we considered we could try this company to deliver a quality product.

Once we had agreed on the system size we only had to wait only 3 weeks for installation - which was ahead of the expected installation date. Installation took 1 day and the team were all polite and hardworking. Even at this stage though we were consulted with as there was some last minute array changes due to panel sizes. Solar4Life were able to negotiate and resolve that situation to our satisfaction. The electrician came the following week to complete system connection to the grid, including installation of the 'Solar Analytics' monitoring unit which we had included as part of our system (can't recommend that enough as it gives you real-time monitoring of production and usage of your power - but also will alert you and the installation company of any problems with your system).

Solar4Life handled everything for us, including approvals. We received a system dossier from them about 2 weeks after installation which is a complete record of the system, including all parts used, wiring diagram, warranty information, approval certificates etc. At the time of this review, our system has been up and running for a month without any issues. We are happy to recommend Solar4Life, but also the use of SolarQuotes - which gives you the added benefit of reviewing others experiences but also providing your own honest experiences. We reviewed other's experiences with Solar4Life too as part of our decision making process.

Overall we are happy customers - both with Solar4Life but also Solar Quotes. We highly recommend reading Finn Peacock's book 'the good solar guide' - we found it essential reading to help us understand the size of the solar array we needed, the size of the inverter but also what quality materials to use as well as general knowledge on electricity. We bought the kindle edition, but you can also read it for free on the website. The value of that book is that we found we were more informed.

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Hide Tim's Comment

4/5

Value for money

4/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

3/5

Customer Service

20kW

Solar System Size

$12,500 to $15,000

Cost

Jinko Solar

Panel Brand

Fronius

Inverter Brand

Happy with the system, problems with the phone app

Questions during the quoting process were handled promptly. Happy with the install, the installers kept the site tidy and cleaned up well. Connection to the grid was smooth. No assistance provided with smart phone monitoring app on connection to the grid, instructions provided with the Fronius paperwork were rudimentary and insufficient. System appears to be working well but currently unable to monitor on the phone.
Inverter rating: 4/5
Hide Steven's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

$6,000 to $8,000

Cost

Seraphim

Panel Brand

Solaredge

Inverter Brand

Professional and fast.

Great. Professional and answered all my questions questions. Great service during teething period shortly after. Working brilliantly. Will be recommending to everyone.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Hide Nick's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

$6,000 to $8,000

Cost

Solaredge

Inverter Brand

Easy and fast

Way easier than I expected. Seemed to go from thought to quote to installation in a few short weeks. Highly recommended.
Inverter rating: 5/5
Hide Bill's Comment

4/5

Value for money

4/5

Quality of System

4/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

8kW

Solar System Size

$8,000 to $10,000

Cost

Jinko Solar

Panel Brand

Solaredge

Inverter Brand

Excellent customer service

Sale person was very knowledgeable. He gave a thorough site inspection and provided several alternatives based on size, price and needs.

The entire process from quote to completion was seamless and exceeded my expectations.
Hide Gary's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

$6,000 to $8,000

Cost

Seraphim

Panel Brand

Solaredge

Inverter Brand

Excellent Service

From our first contact regarding a quote, to the installation of the solar system, we have been absolutely happy with the service provided by the Solar4Life team. The quote process was simple and effective and the salesperson took the time to listen to what we wanted and offered appropriate suggestions (like the addition of optimisers for our particular situation). The quote itself was competitive and our salesperson organised a competitive financing deal as well.

The installation went without a hitch, the installation team were very efficient, professional and polite - they left the yard neat and tidy, which was appreciated (not all tradesman have the same level of professionalism). My dealings with the office staff was always a pleasant experience and everything was dealt with efficiently.

So far the solar system is working without a hitch and we are very happy with the results.

For the very first contact with Solar4Life, it has been an easy and uncomplicated process.

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Hide Peta's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

10kW

Solar System Size

$6,000 to $8,000

Cost

Great price and easy to organise

Quoting was quickly received and the job was completed quickly
Hide David's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

3/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

$4,000 to $6,000

Cost

Sungrow

Inverter Brand

Solar4Life installation in Kambah

Our system was intsalled in late 2019 and so far I am happy with it. The salesperson was thorough, efficient and friendly. The system chosen wasn't the cheapest compared to other quotes but it was the one that made us feel more comfortable. The installation process was drawn out however over several weeks and there were so many different people attending that we lost track of who was who. Our electricity bills have been in credit since the connection and everything seems to be working fine.
Hide Michael's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

$2,000 to $4,000

Cost

Professional Job

Great customer service , quick response and follow up
Strongly recommended for those who are after quality services
Hide Jay's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

$4,000 to $6,000

Cost

Canadian Solar Inc

Panel Brand

Sungrow

Inverter Brand

Delivered service within time as promised, overall awesome experience

Installation Team was awesome, time respective and responsive

Customer service was great and exceptionally great who understand your requirements.

Very good in suggesting ideas and value.

If you looking for value that is minimizing the bill to max, yes its solar4life

Promised and lookafter with a good response when it comes to warranty or repair
Hide Raj's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

30kW

Solar System Size

More than $20,000

Cost

Hanwha Q CELLS

Panel Brand

Huawei

Inverter Brand

Fantastic Job

Solar4Life team is fantastic from sales/quoting to final installation and post installation service. The team is professional, and friendly to work with. They are also always available for questions as well. Definitely recommended.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
Hide JB's Comment

5/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

13kW

Solar System Size

More than $20,000

Cost

Jinko Solar

Panel Brand

Solaredge

Inverter Brand

Tesla

Battery Brand

Complex system installed - exceptionally good

I have a U-shaped house which required extra consideration for installation of a large 13.2 kw solar system. The spec I have had installed by Solar4Life is:

40 * 330W Jinko Panels;
Tesla Powerwall 2 Battery;
Tesla Backup Gateway 2;
2 * 5kw SolarEdge Inverters;
40 * SolarEdge Panel Optimisers;
400 litre Rinnai electric hot water system replacing gas on-demand heater;
Hot water system timer;

Being a large and complex installation I had some anxiety around whether I would end up with the quality solution that I was hoping for.

I can honestly say that the solution has exceeded my expectations. The entire process from sales through to installation and commissioning has gone without a hitch. Extra care was given to install the 2 inverters and Tesla battery in the garage - away from the elements. My electricity meter is on the other side of the house, and Solar4Life had to run cables between the meter and garage and meter and hot water system out the back. All this was done to an exceptionally high standard and no complaints from Solar4Life when my roof cavity proved to be more difficult than expected. SolarEdge's distributor in Australia also stopped providing the 10kw inverter that was originally quoted, so Solar4Life contacted me and arranged for 2 * SolarEdge 5kw inverters to be installed instead, with no increase in the quote. The installation proceeded even during the Covid-19 period (April 2020) without any issues, but social distancing was maintained.

The most pleasing aspect was the quality of the workmanship. There are a minimum of conduits and cables showing and everything is very neat. Yesterday (day 1 after installation) the system produced 57kwh in-line with the quoted specification for the month of April. The battery which shipped at 20% full, filled up. The 400 litres in the hot water tank heated to 70 degrees celsius. Some energy was exported to the grid and the battery ran the house through the evening and night. No energy was required from the grid.

I had one configuration issue with the power monitoring. I reported this to Solar4Life and the same day, the electrician came back out and resolved the issue so that the power monitors are now showing the correct values.

I wanted a well-designed end-to-end complete solar and battery solution. That's what I now have. All dealings with utility companies and certificates of compliance and government charges were handled by Solar4Life. They have my highest recommendation. Thanks Gavin, Michael and everyone else at Solar4Life for an awesome job.

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

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

5/5

Customer Service

5kW

Solar System Size

$2,000 to $4,000

Cost

SMA

Inverter Brand

Fantastic service

Outstanding timely service. Quick response and personalised service. Solutions that do work and competitive pricing structure. Can rely on and trust this local business. High praise and appreciation for a potentially complex problem solved by Solar4life. Thank you all for your efforts and curious communication. BTW my inverter was not working, quite a few issues and had new Sunnyboy installed.
Inverter rating: 5/5
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4/5

Value for money

5/5

Quality of System

5/5

Installation

4/5

Customer Service

6.6kW

Solar System Size

$6,000 to $8,000

Cost

Longi Solar

Panel Brand

SMA

Inverter Brand

N/A (Other)

Battery Brand

Very good installation

The sales/quote process was very good. Any questions I had were promptly answered, via email. The installation crew were fast, very good as well as polite. The installation occurred over two days and they cleaned up quickly. There was a small delay in full completion as we had to wait for ACTEWAGL to install the smart meter. Overall, I would recommend the company on price and quality of install.
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