Solargain Reviews

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  • Value
    4.14
  • System Quality
    4.28
  • Customer Service
    4.23
  • Installation
    4.41

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Solargain
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Reviewers report paying: $4,000 - $8,000 for depending on hardware choice and installation difficulty ( how is this calculated? )

Solargain is one of Australia’s leading solar power providers, with more than 21 offices and warehouses countrywide. Having been around for over 20 years, we’re regarded as one of the best structured and integrated solar power and solar hot water companies in the business. We have also expanded to become one of the largest and most trusted solar service companies in Australia, offering homeowners and businesses a wide range of energy?efficient technology to help reduce electricity consumption and save you money.

 

We pride ourselves on quality solar and renewable energy solutions and are known in the industry for our achievements, including: 

1. Proudly Australian-owned and operated, with 21 locations across the country.

2. Dedicated after-sales solar Service Department.

3. ISO 9001 certified for Quality Management Systems.

4. We’ve installed over 65,000 systems across Australia.

5. CEC Approved Solar Retailer and who only employs CEC Accredited Installers & Designers.

6. We’re ranked among the top 3 solar installers (by volume) nationally according to Sunwiz data.

7. Partnerships with some of the world’s leading solar manufacturers

Solargain Solar Reviews

Great consultation, professional from beginning to end

Will gave us the best sales experience. He was attentive enough to make sure I had the information I needed but never pushy or impatient. I asked for several option for system design and he gave feedback and worked through each with me til the install was set.

The installation team, led by Craig, was unbelievably slick. Craig consulted at every point, including battery & inverter placement, cable routing and backup configuration. We even had a discussion around the WHS requirements - our roof is really high and the guys needed to screw a scaffold up there.

After sales helped make sure the approval and connection with the grid was all smooth.
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Excellent install poor after sales service

Presale service was good. Install very good. After sales service was poor

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Hi Danny. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this feedback, we always appreciate customers letting us know where we can improve. If you ever need further assistance you can contact us on 1300 73 93 55. Kind regards, Solargain. Show additional information

Good Quality System with professional service

I received 3 quotes as recommended by SolarQuotes. I decided to go with Solargain in the end.

Matt at Deception Bay office was always prompt with his replies and follow ups. He wasn't pushy and did exactly what i requested by providing me with different options for me to choose.I also find the quote layout simple to understand but also thorough. (For example manufacturing and performance warranty is listed separately). I wish I could say the same for other installers. I initially had questions and concerns over some reviews but Matt came out and explained everything to me in person which i appreciate. I would recommend anyone to do the same and give them a chance to explain it as some reviews might not reflect the entire truth.

Phillip and his team arrived on time on the day of installation. Phillip was very kind to talk me through the installation process and helped me understand how the system works. The team left our place tidy!

I would recommend Solargain to anyone.

Supplier Reply

Hi Ian, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this kind review. We'll be sure to pass your kind words onto the Deception Bay team. If you ever need further assistance, you can always contact us on 1300 73 93 55. Kind regards, Solargain. Show additional information

Good Quality System with professional service

Initially, I found the sales quoting process a little confusing as the panel rating chart on Solar Quotes promoted by Solaire Connect & Infinite was quite different to the panel rating chart compiled by CSIRO and promoted by Solargain. All of the sales representatives were very good at explaining the products and the process.

Supplier Reply

Hi Tony. We're glad to hear that you had a good experience with our sales representatives. If you ever need assistance you can always contact us on 1300 73 93 55. Kind regards, Solargain. Show additional information

Professional installers & service

Due to COVIDSafe initial quote done without onsite inspection. Competitive quote so we moved to next step & tradesman called out to inspect & easy process from there & good onsite info given

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Hi John. We are glad to hear that you had a good experience with our team members. If you ever need further assistance, you can always contact us on 1300 73 93 55. Kind regards, Solargain. Show additional information
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Solargain - great service!

I recently got 5 quotes for a 6.6kW solar installation in Perth (3 through solarquotes.com - Solargain wasn't one of those). Solargain was the only one that ticked all the boxes including visiting the premises (2 didn't), was punctual and supplied all the information they said they would, didn't try to push a battery which I didn't want or need and provided quotes according to what I asked for, not what they wanted to sell. Panel options ranged from "more affordable" to "premium". The rep (Jeremy) was very good to deal with. I also required a 2 stage installation (ie split over 2 days) and other quotes included a significant premium for this but Solargain were happy to acomodate this without extra charge.
They arrived on time, the installation is neat and I basically can't fault their service. Everything they supplied is of a high standard, from the quote & printed material, to the tidiness of the installation and even to the labels attached to the equipment installed. They were not the cheapest but their price was very competitive. I'll be recommending them to anyone who asks about my installation.

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Hi Thomas. Thank you very much for the glowing review, we'll be sure to pass your feedback on to Jeremy. If you ever need further assistance, you can contact us on 1300 73 93 55. Kind regards, Solargain. Show additional information

I can’t believe the magnitude of issues I have with Solargain, it is just a NIGHTMARE!

My experience with Solargain has been extremely stressful to say the least. I have had a magnitude of serious issues with them. If you are considering Solargain, don't! Do not risk having the issues I have had to save yourself from the stress and trouble that I had to endure with them.
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The Issues:
Issue 1: Second-hand inverter supplied by Solargain: Being “fobbed off” with a second-hand inverter while being invoiced full price. The inverter was installed on 31st Oct 2019 but has been registered since July 2019 and it has logged more operating hours than installed confirming it is NOT a new inverter.
Issue 2: Panels badly placed and in shade - Producing much less than expected solar output.
Issue 3: Switchboard fire - Causing a dangerous electrical fire.
Issue 4: Internal property damage - Water ingress and damage to the ceiling.
Issue 5: Terrible panel Installation and damage to roofing beams. Structurally unsafe and costly to repair.
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Now some 14 weeks since I reported my complaint to Solargain, they
exasperated the rectification process through their uncooperative behaviour. I have ceased communications with them as their behaviour and ethics did not meet the Clean Energy Council (CEC) retailer standards.

A formal complaint has been raised with the CEC and Solargain to resolve these issues more than 4 weeks ago in the hope that they will get someone more ethical and professional to handle my case. I am astounded no one from Solargain thus far has had the decency to acknowledge my complaint so as to reassure me that I can regain
some faith in them. It just shows the poor level of customer service this company has to offer.

This whole debacle has already wasted a lot of my time and it has cost me so much inconvenience and trouble. Even if they do return and fix the issues, again it will cost me time, inconvenience and trouble. I will need a carpenter/builder to fix the damage to my roofing beams, a plasterer to fix the ceiling, a painter to paint the ceiling after plastering, relocate the badly placed panels and swap the inverter to a new one, and align the roof tiles properly to stop the ingress of water. Just thinking about it is giving me a whole lot of stress and a headache!

CEC COMPLIANCE BREACHES:
www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/industry/retailers/program-activity

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Frankly, the whole unsavoury matter could have been averted if Solargain had acted in accordance with the claims made in the Solargain’s Longevity Guarantee. Any issues call Solargain Head Office. IF HO don’t jump to it then go straight to the CEC.
QUOTE: “We pride ourselves in offering the highest level of customer service before, during and long after your solar power system has been installed.
Customer service: Solargain’s Longevity Guarantee. Is a FAIL!!

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MAKING A COMPLAINT:
If you HAVE HAD an install completed by Solargain I would urge you to have it inspected by an independent CEC installer and raise any issues with Solargain’s Perth head office and at the same time to the CEC.

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NEW PURCHASE:
If you are CONSIDERING using Solargain, Don’t! Ask yourself, why would you want to risk having any one of the issues and trouble I have had when there are so many solar installers out there to choose from?

Supplier Reply

Hi Robert. Thank you for your feedback. We are currently working with our CEO to resolve your issues. We appreciate your patience. Kind regards, Solargain. Show additional information

Roof leak caused by installation and didn’t get any compensation

Salesperson was good, explained everything about solar and advised me not to go with solar cowboys because their company was topnotch and will not cause any trouble. Their quote was about 700 dollars more expensive than others but still opted for them as I don’t want any headache after installation.

Two days after the installation, my roof started to leak and gradually damaged my ceiling. My house is brand new, we only moved in 2 weeks before and now it is up for repair. I immediately called them, the one I talked to over the phone seems to not believe me that they caused it because my house got tin roof. They said tin roof is easy install and they haven’t got any complains in their history.
Anyway, I managed to convince them to come so they came in the afternoon. I had to miss work because that’s the only schedule available and they can’t go during lunch break.

After they checked, they guy saw that it is a problem with the installation and they promised to repair it. The Solargain manager promised to pay for compensation over what happened.

They fixed the roof after a week then they sent a painter (not a roofer) to repaint the ceiling (after 4 weeks!!!) They said roofer is not required and they will only repaint so I’m unsure now of there is any further damage so even now I’m thinking if I need my roof to be checked paid by my own money. Moisture in the roof is the perfect environment for termites.

I just quit demanding and talking to them because I feel nothing will happen and it will only contribute further stress.

Until now, I haven’t received any compensation from Solargain. I had to miss a day’s work, my wife as well had to miss work. So it’s couple of days unpaid for us and of course their charge is higher than other competitors and I didn’t get my money’s worth

My advice: There are a lot of solar companies who offer cheaper price and also might be recommended by Solarquote so just take them and don’t take any risk.

Here’s the video of the leaking roof - https://youtu.be/ShwH4naf-_c

Supplier Reply

Hi John. We can see from your service case your system was installed on Friday the 6th of March. The leak was then reported to us on Monday the 9th and we attended within three hours, and the ceiling has since been rectified to its original state prior to the leak. Whilst we can understand your frustration in regards to the leaking roof, this was fixed at our cost. In regards to the delay in repainting the ceiling, we do not have an internal painting team, therefore, this was contracted out at our expense and we apologise for the delay, but this was the quickest they could attend. Since the fault was rectified, and your solar PV system functioned during and after the repair process, there is no further compensation payable. Kind regards, Solargain. Show additional information

Jeremy at Perth office non pushy and excellent service

Whole process was great
Im sure i could have got cheaper
However Jeremy was happy to get in to the finer details, where as most others avoided.
Getting on average 32kwh in perth since i installed in early march

Still waiting for Smart Meter to come back in to stock. But looking forward the savings and feel great about doing the right thing

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Hi Brad. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this review, we'll be sure to pass your kind words on to Jeremy, we're sure he'll really appreciate them. If you ever need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us on 1300 73 93 55. Kind regards, Solargain. Show additional information

Very good service

In the early stages I found them quick to respond unlike other suggested companies. They were very patient and helpful with regard to answering my questions and helping me to choose the best system for my situation. The installation was done very efficiently and was on time. They organised the grid connection. The system appears to work as planned. At follow up they were helpful with regard to answering questions about the Fronius smart meter. Overall I was very satisfied and pleasantly surprised.

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Hi Janet. Well, we couldn't be happier to have surprised you then! We always love to hear when one of our customers has had a great experience with us, so thank you very much for taking the time to leave this review. If you ever need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us on 1300 73 93 55. Kind regards, Solargain. Show additional information

Awesome service from Matt at Solargain Deception Bay and a great installation team

The quoting process was easy as... Got 4 options and all were fabulous. Went on with the most expensive one! Matt Goodall explained every question and concern that I had, a patient man indeed.

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Hi Herbert. Glad to hear you had such a good experience with us, we'll be sure to pass your feedback on to Matt. If you ever need any further assistance please don't hesitate to contact us on 1300 73 93 55. Kind regards, Solargain. Show additional information

The installer was fantastic

The quote was presented in a fashion that could analysed against other systems now waiting on Origin to complete their task but they don’t seem to be in a hurry

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Hi John, we're glad to hear that you had a pleasant experience with us. Please let us know if there's anything we can do to assist you by calling us on 1300 73 93 55. Kind regards, Solargain. Show additional information

Solargain install - 7.9kW

Standard installation due to fairly new build. Were able to be very competitive with price (even ended up with upgraded panels at no extra cost!) Simple process from start to finish. Would recommend to others.

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Hi Allan, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this kind review. We always love to see customers satisfied with our service. If you need any further help, please don't hesitate to contact us on 1300 73 93 55. Kind regards, Solargain. Show additional information

Great Solar Experience

We installed a 9.9KW system with a 8.2KW Fronius Inverter - everything was smooth, including an accelerated installation date when they had a cancellation. Excellent local Installer (we are outside Canberra, in NSW) who was punctual and really easy to deal with. All up a great experience - more expensive than other quotes but their customer reviews were compelling and we can add to them.

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Hi Stephen. We're very glad you did see fit to add to our customer reviews! Nothing means more to us than knowing our customers are happy and satisfied. We'll pass on your kind words to the local installer. If you need any further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to us on 1300 73 93 55. Kind regards, Solargain. Show additional information

Very professional and reputable company

The quote was reasonable and competitive
Installation team was punctual, very neat work and experienced.
All aspects of installation were taken care of including grid connection.

Supplier Reply

Hi John. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback, we always love to hear from our happy customers. We'll be sure to pass your review onto the installation team. If you need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to us on 1300 73 93 55. Kind regards, Solargain. Show additional information

Great installation at a fair price

All smooth sailing from start to finish , Phil the installer was great , didn’t even have to pay a deposit just paid the whole amount on completion

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Hi Heath,
Glad to hear you've had a great experience with us. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Phil. If you ever need assistance, don't hesitate to call us on 1300 73 93 55. Kind regards, Solargain
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Good customer service and great installation

Sales gave options to suit my needs. Followup was very timely and quote realistic. Installers were punctual, polite and paid attention to detail of their work. After several hours the PV unit was operational and the electricity meter was spinning backwards!
All aspect of the installation including grid and smart meter installation (which will occur in several weeks later), paperwork, date for the installation of PV unit was clearly set out and customer service was excellent. I highly recommend Solargain for the complete package.

Supplier Reply

Hi Gerald,

What a great review! Thank you for your feedback and for choosing us to do your installation. If there's anything else we can assist with, please contact us on 1300 73 93 55.
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Kind regards,
Solargain.
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Good job at a good price.

Easy quoting process with a site visit - knowledgable and not pushy.
Installation took two days, when I was informed it would take one. Very thorough and tidy though, so I didn't mind - just lucky I had two days off work to be home.

Good after sales service - not excellent, but good.
Went with 9.9kW of Jinko panels and a Sungrow 3 phase inverter. Paid $500 extra for Sungrow Smart Meter, which is good for the stats, but doesn't track overnight. If I was aware of this, I think I'd either have gone with a Solar Analystics option (which Solargain weren't keen on installing for me), or apparently the Fronius does track overnight, so I would have factored that into the extra cost of going with the Fronius inverter with Smart Meter (about $1,000 more), and maybe gone down that road.
System performing as expected - looking forward to my first bill (or credit?!). Just depends how much we use the aircon! :)

Supplier Reply

Hi Michael, thank you for your comprehensive feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and thank you for choosing Solargain. Show additional information

Good overall package

While not the cheapest solution, their understanding of the challenges we had was the reason for choosing them. We have an existing PV system that we wanted to augment to meet the extra use arising from our planned purchase of a new electric vehicle.

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Hi Viresh,
We're glad to hear we could assist with your preparation for an EV, very exciting! Thank you for choosing us and for your great review.
Kind regards, Solargain.
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Not installed yet

High level of confidence in supplier, not installed yet, not installed yet

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Hi Russell,

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we're happy to hear how pleased you have been with our service and we look forward to installing your system!

Kind regards,
Solargain.
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Neat and tidy

All went well with the time frame stated. Installers neat and tidy with all done in 1 day.

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Hi Larry,

Thank you for your review, it's great to hear how pleased you have been with our installation!

Kind regards,
Solargain.
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Multiple delays and failure to meet CEC code of conduct

My experience with Solargain was poor to say the least. This is a long review, but hopefully steps out the multiple failures of Solargain across the quote - install - post install process so you can avoid the same mistakes I made in choosing them for your system.

I requested a quote from Solargain on 09/09/19. Over the next couple of days via phone and email I asked for some simple amendments to the quote. Some of these were made, others (such as removing 1 panel from the quote) were not. I went back and forth about 4 times before being told that the quote didn’t really matter as it could be amended after submission to the Solar Victoria portal. I finally asked the consultant to provide a copy of the quote to my specifications that could be accepted by myself and submitted to Solar Vic by solargain. This simply didn’t happen and the consultant stopped responding to my calls or emails. As a result, I missed the rebate window and my install was delayed.

The CEC code of conduct states that ‘Approved retailers will provide you with the necessary information in writing to enable full education about your purchase prior to entering into a contract.’

I should have listened to my gut and avoided Solargain based on my initial interactions, but they had so many good reviews that I led myself to believe that things would get better - they didn’t.

I tried again to get the correct quote uploaded by Solargain for the October rebate and again the consultant was unwilling to correct the quote to the system I’d actually asked for (13 panel Jinko, 5kw Growatt inverter - nothing complex!). Finally the consultant promised to correct the quote and submit it to the portal with two days to spare before the next rebate. Frustratingly he then failed to do so, and when I called to find out why I was advised that he’d gone on holiday. If I hadn’t followed up and chased a new consultant I would have missed that round of rebates as well.

Finally, with the quote in the Solar Vic system and things progressing Solargain sent someone out to check my roof. They now decided that they design they’d come up with wasn’t suitable and that I might not actually be able to have a system installed at all (I’d like to point out that other installers who visited the property and quoted didn’t seem to see this as an issue). After a week of back and forth a final design was provided and the install booked - for 5 weeks after the Solar Vic application was accepted.

Almost 3 months after my first quote, the installers turned up. First thing they did? The re-designed the system entirely to a more practical solution than anything that the ‘consultant’ had come up with over the past 3 months. The install team did a fantastic job. The work was done in a day (although the consultant quoted 5 hours originally), and done professionally. The team was friendly and transparent. The install was by far the most positive part of dealing with Solargain.

With the install complete it was time for certification (a Victorian requirement) before the system could be used. I was told 10-15 business days. After 8 I contacted Solargain to check on the progress. I emailed, called, and used their online chat. For 3 days I heard nothing back. As it was now getting close to Christmas I was keen to see the job complete before any potential holiday interruptions. On the 19th I was advised that it was unlikely to be completed and was not provided any details on when the certification would be undertaken. 14 business days passed before Christmas day, and 15 business days were up on the 27th. It took until the 15th January (25 business days, 42 calendar days) for the system to be certified. At no point did Solargain provide any update on when it might occur and it seemed that it was only through my chasing that anything happened at all.

The CEC code of conduct states ‘Approved retailers will fully inform you of the process between system installation and network connection or will facilitate this process on your behalf’.

I've asked solargain to provide a refund equivalent to what the system would have generated across the period when it should have been certified but wasn't. They haven't acknowledged this request.

It took over 4 months from the initial quote for the system to be installed and certified for use (we aren’t even feeding back into the grid yet.. that could be another 20 days). I believe this to be a wholly unacceptable timeframe. As such I requested that solargain provide me with details on their formal complaint process. Solargain did not provide any details on the complaints process, nor did they even recognise my request to lodge a formal complaint.

The CEC code of conduct states ‘Approved retailers maintain a fair and transparent complaints process, and get back to you within 21 days of you making a complaint’

If you’ve got this far you’ll have seen that Solargain has failed on multiple occasions to meet the CEC code of conduct, or to even act in a reasonable manner for a business providing a service. I regretted on multiple occasions that I stayed with Solargain as my retailer, and should have gone with my gut early on when the consultant was unwilling (or incapable) of completing an accurate quote to lodge onto the Solar Vic system.

To date I’ve had four friends ask if who I used for my solar system and if I’d recommend them. I’ve had to tell them to avoid Solargain, and my advice to anyone reading would be the same.

Supplier Reply

Hi Michael,

Thank you for your feedback, we have passed it onto management for review. We pride ourselves on our customer service so we place high importance on your cases such as yours. If at any time you would like to discuss your solar PV system, please contact us on 1300 73 93 55.

Kind regards, Solargain.
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Fast an reliable installers with attention to detail

Sales was very clear and helpful.
The installers went over and beyond to make the install a smooth process. The installers were very good. Polite and well mannered.
Grid connection was already setup as it was a replace like for like system.

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Hi Peter,

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a great review! If there's anything else we can assist with, please contact us on 1300 73 93 55.

Kind regards,
Solargain
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Great service

Haven't installed yet just waiting to change to 3 phase. Quoting was quick and detailed all queries answered promptly.

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Hi Trent,

Thank you for the feedback and we look forward to installing your new system!

Kind regards,
Solargain
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Very good company to deal with

All of the above happy with everything
Would recommend the company and installers

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Hi Shirley,

Thank you very much for the review and rating!

Kind regards,
Solargain
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Great system design (install bit occurred yet)

Great service and best combination of design, products and information to support what is a complex buying decision.

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Hi Jack,

Thank you very much for your great review! We're happy to hear you've been happy with your decision to choose Solargain.

Kind regards,
Solargain.
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Hi Susan,

Thank you for your rating, we would love some further feedback regarding your rating. We can see you recently called in due to your inverter having an unrepairable fault which exceeded it's 5 year warranty by 2 years, so we quoted a replacement. We take feedback and reviews seriously and if there's something that you feel was not satisfactory or needing improvement, please contact us on 1300 73 93 55 so we can assist with your concerns.

Kind regards,
Solargain.
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recommended for competitive price, quality components, quick installation.

Quick quotes with three size options.
Fast installation, happy and efficient team - no checking before turn-on, this caused some delays in fault finding.
All paperwork and liaison with my provider (ACTEW) was organised by SolarGain.
Smartmeter installation was 1 week post solar instal.

Supplier Reply

Hi Martin,

Thank you very much for your review and feedback - we will share this with the team. Please contact us on 1300 73 93 55 if there's anything else we can assist with.

Kind regards,
Solargain.

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Solar Review

No issues from original quote to installation. I would recommend!

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Hi Michael,

Thank you very much for the wonderful review!

Kind regards,
Solargain
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Very good service

Very good and helpful salesman. The installer was punctual, polite and tidied up after installation.

Supplier Reply

Hi Pam,

Thank you for your review and for choosing Solargain! It's great to hear you've been impressed with our service and installation. Please contact us on 1300 73 93 55 if there's anything else we can assist with.

Kind regards,

Solargain.
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Very satisfied with new PV Array and iStore Heat Pump HWS

Graham (sales) was helpful in giving us a range of PV systems to consider. Although they never came onsite, they used satellite imagery to predict the maximum number of panels we could install on our north facing roof. He was quick to respond to any changes and questions we made and was patient with the 20-30 emails back and forth to get our purchase just right.

The installation was ~4 weeks after we signed up for our new system. The iStore Heat Pump came a few weeks earlier.

We experienced a significant loss of how water pressure after the new HWS was installed, but the manager and installer came back onsite two days later and re-configured the iStore so it delivered hot water in a similar fashion to our old 16yo Vulcan hws. Very relieved!

Both the heat pump and the PV array were installed by sub-contractors, but in fairness we were given the choice of waiting another month if we wanted to use SolarGain's own installers. We preferred to start saving on electricity as soon as possible, and were happy with the quality of contractors who came on site.

The only small disappointment was that our original purchase of 28 panels, had to be reduced to 26 panels, as the screw lines on our roof were installed too close to the roof cap, which meant the top row of the array had to be installed right up at the apex of the roof, therefore not wide enough to accommodate the extra two panels that were originally provisioned. Even if the sales person did come onsite to inspect, I doubt that this would have been picked up until an installer was actually on the roof. On the plus, we got a last minute call from SolarGain to advise we would be getting the newer 325w SunPower P19 panels at no extra cost (a big improvement on the original 320w panels).

The grid connection went very smoothly and we had our meter upgraded to a digital smart meter 7 days post installation.

I would recommend SolarGain and use them again.

Supplier Reply

Hi Graham,

Thank you very much for the comprehensive review! We are very pleased to hear your wonderful feeback and will be sure to share it with Graham and the team. Thank you again for taking the time to review us.

Kind regards, Solargain.
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Very Professional. From initial contact to installation yesterday everything went to plan. No hiccups, no excuses it was a pleasure to do business with Solargain.

Sales Rep polite, professional, very generous with his time. Explained everything, answered all questions with good knowledge. Gave a quote on the spot, then emailed a detailed breakdown.

Installers arrived on time - clean and tidy, well presented, well spoken, polite chaps. Got straight into the work, no resting for these fellows, work was done very well. I was given a full run down of what they did, installer stayed a while to make sure everything was working as it should be.

I cannot fault the company or the employees.

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Hi Jill,

Thank you very much for the kind words and thank you for choosing Solargain. Please contact us on 1300 73 93 55 if there's anything else we can assist with.

Kind regards,
Solargain
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Whilst we are happy with our installation we are now disappointed that we didn’t choose a local supplier. Solargain does not have an ACT office and our experience from receiving your recommendation has been either email or phone. Unfortunately we cannot get a wifi connection with our fronius inverter, Solargain’s assistance is only available via a call centre in Western Australia. Therefore the addition of the Fronios smart meter seems superfluous. The installation was done by a ‘sub contractor’ and while they did a good job, they were happy to finish a quickly as possible, to complete their other job of the day. Therefore there has been no follow up from either the installer or Solargain that the installation met our expectations and was functionally working And as Solargain has no feed from our system, I am surprised they didn’t follow up as part of their validation process. In fact we have had more response from ActewAGL who provided us with the assurance our system is working and that the feedback is being recorded. Thankfully we are totally satisfied that we now have a PV system but would probably follow a different priority, than cost if I was to extend or do this again

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Hi Stuart,

Thank you for the feedback and for choosing Solargain. We’re sorry to hear that you were not happy with your after-sales service of your system, we do pride ourselves on our customer service so we have looked into your case. We do follow-up on all our installs via email 30 days post installation as part of our protocol, and encourage customers to give feedback on their experience. We can see a service case was raised on the day of install in regards to the Wi-Fi extender and instructions were sent to you on how to set up your personal online account. For your reference this case number is # 66966. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact us on (08) 9550 1550 and reference the above case number. Kind regards, Solargain.
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Fantastic company to deal with.

The quoting process was excellent. However in hindsight I should've pushed to have everything discussed put down in the quote.
The installers were great they were polite very tidy and 10 minutes early. I had a small issue with my installation and the solargain worked quickly and efficiently to sort out a solution.
I would rate their customer service very highly they were a joy to work with

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Hi Janet,

Thank you very much for the review. We're very happy to hear how pleased you've been with the whole process and our customer service!

Kind regards,
Solargain.
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Professional work

Pos: very well organized process. Plenty of information. Almost all technical questions were answered (addressed to retailer). Neg: only minor remarks. Reluctance to come to the site for primary survey and discussion (other did it). Long waiting period, queue about 1 month long, though I realized it is common with this business.
Perfect installation teamwork, all done well, in time and taking my wishes into consideration.

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Hi Pavel,

Thank you very much for your review and feedback! Please let us know if there's anything else we can assist with.

Kind regards,
Solargain
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Give them a go...

1. I was a little wary based on some previous reviews, but have them a go.
Sales was excellent. No hard sell. Informative. Every question I had, had a ready answer that I found convincing.
2. Price was competitive. A little below average.
3. Install was fine. Good even. They tried to talk me into changing my design. Difficult to know whether it was to benefit them or me. Quick. Clean. No hassle.
4. Post install was good. I was aware of what needed to be done myself, but the team seemed to manage it without my intervention.
5. System had been performing to expectations. All around, very happy. Waiting for my first bill!

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Hi Jonathan,

Thank you very much for your review and we're very happy to hear that you are enjoying the benefits of your new PV system.

Kind regards,
Solargain
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High quality products and great price

Easy, informative quotes, lots of information and advice. Very quick installation by a highly competent electrician. Second time we've used Solargain and can highly recommend them.

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Hi Ian,

Thank you very much for the great review! We appreciate the wonderful feedback and please let us know if there's anything else we can assist with.

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Solargain
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Excellent customer service, even came and completed a shade survey when we requested

Solargain was the cheapest quote and offered the Q-Cells which other providers wouldn't quote due to the manufacture of military equipment.
Salesperson was very knowledgeable and offered a variety of different brands for inverter and panles which none of the other providers offered.
Installation staff were very prompt and efficient and arranged panels to be orientated to gain maximum exposure.

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Hi Shannon,

Thank you very much for the review and feedback. We will be sure to share your positive feedback with the team.

Kind regards,
Solargain
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Excellent Value

From the start, a professional organisation. A detailed quote, quick response to questions, and a very keen price for the system provided. Installation date arranged and adhered to, and the installation was performed to a high standard by polite and competent staff. Very happy with the whole process.

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This is great to hear! Thank you very much for your review. Kind regards, Solargain. Show additional information

Would highly recommend this company

Clear explanation of system in quoting. I went for the bigger system but see now the smaller one suggested was perhaps wiser. The salesman was very honest & not “pushy” in any way.
Installation was punctual, polite & neat although we do have slight shade problem on one side in early afternoon.
Customer service was excellent. I am in my eighties & not really tech savvy & that was no problem. They arranged everything & returned to switch all on when the new meter was installed. I feel free to approach the company any time.

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Hi Eileen,

Thank you very much for the review and we're very happy to hear you're experience was an enjoyable one.

Kind regards,
Solargain
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A sub-contractor for Solargain - not recommended

Five stars for the system as I chose quality components and the price was reasonable via Solargain. That's where the positivity ends I'm afraid. Unfortunately Solargain uses sub-contractors and that's a problem in Canberra where it's hard to get good tradies at the best of times. The quality of the install and the customer service was poor and has me regretting even starting this process...

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“Thank you Robert for your feedback. We have taken this on board and will look into this for you. Please contact us on 1300 73 93 55 if you have any concerns with your system and we will happily rectify them for you. Kind regards, Solargain. Show additional information

Couldn't Ask for Better Service

Graeme from Solargain was excellent. I had many quotes and chopped and changed between what I wanted before finally deciding. Graeme had no problems at all in re-quoting every time I wanted to change something. After finally deciding to engage Solargain, I had a date locked in with in a couple of day. I was heading overseas for a four week holiday and would only be back for two weeks before heading overseas again for work, so I had a limited time frame for when I wanted the system installed. The day of the install went great, the guys turned up exactly when they said they would and completed the work within the day. Overall, I'm very impressed from start to finish with Solargain.

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Hi Heath, we really appreciate your review and thank you for choosing us to install your system! Please contact us on 1300 73 93 55 if there’s anything else we can assist with. Kind regards, Solargain. Show additional information

Slight flaw in process

Solargain didn't perform a site visit and used subcontractors for the installation, so as per my situation where the installation plan created using satellite view was found not to be feasible due to the roof on the day of install, the subcontracted installer was left to position the panels without having seen the images of shading issues that the original plan was designed to avoid.

Sales person was very helpful as was customer service who sorted out all the paperwork and meter replacement etc, and even helped resolve a minor aesthetic issue after the install, they beat the other quotes I received on price, plus the company itself is likely to be around for some time.

The system has been running well so I am happy with how it went, just think they could improve their process by supplying subcontractors with shade mapping in case of situations like mine.

Would I go with them if I could do it over?, possibly I might take the trade-off of choosing a company that doesn't subcontract installs over the long term support of solargain, but that could be a decision i would come to regret 5 years later if that other company ceased to exist or is less helpful after install as solargain is purported to be.

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Hi Michael, thank you very much for your comprehensive review. We will definitely pass your feedback onto our team and we’re happy to hear you are enjoying your new Solargain system. Kind regards, Solargain. Show additional information

Great looking panels, neat installation

Solargain was very informative and explained everything clearly to keep me in the know throughout the whole process. Installers were punctual, polite & did a neat job on the day.
Even throughout the rebate process they guided me through step by step. Very happy.

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Hi Shane, thank you very much for your great rating and review! Kind regards, Solargain. Show additional information
We were assured in 2014 that Renesola were a reputable company and their panels were good quality but they don't back up those claims when the problems arise.

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Hi Greg, thank you for the feedback on our company. Unfortunately for your panels to have a warranty claim they need to be underperforming and we can see that they currently are not. However, we have everything logged in our system so should the panels start to show signs of warrantable deterioration, please contact us directly on 1300 73 93 55 to process a claim. Show additional information

Totally professional!

Though the quoting process took a while for us to get the right quotes for the system that we wanted, for comparison, we were happy with it in the end.
Salesperson was flexible.
It helped to know what we wanted, still the process was exhausting because of a lot of information to understand and filter.
Solargain office staff got the paperwork done quickly and seamlessly.
Installation was booked quickly, and installation was done in less than 1/2 day.
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Difficult to form a clear judgement at this stage.

Sales/quote process was good in comparative terms. Install was punctual, tidy, and installers were friendly and helpful answering questions. Customer service has been good - organised virtually everything (and offered clear instructions about what I needed to do) and have been easy to contact with any questions. The system is up and running and producing loads of power, so overall, I'm happy, but it is very early days - the system was just installed today. Show additional information
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