Les and Christine Newman installed solar a year ago and earlier this year added a Tesla Powerwall 2 battery.
“We decided to fit solar panels after speaking to friends who have had them in their house for a few years. We added a Tesla Powerwall 2 to take advantage of the surplus generation over demand so that we can power our home day and night. The bonus is we can now charge our Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV overnight from the solar power stored. This has worked out better than we expected and most spring, summer and autumn months we have small power bills of around $20. And in winter we have halved our previous power bills. Would we recommend solar panels and a battery? Yes, as the monthly savings we have made show a far better return than having the money in the bank and the interest you would earn from the bank is taxed whereas the savings from the solar panels is tax free. Another bonus is that we are protected from power cuts on the grid.”
"Having had Solar Corp install 14 365W (5.1kw total) solar panels, complete with 7 micro inverters (1 for every 2 panels), on our roof, we have been really impressed with the efficiency of the system. Though too soon to calculate exactly what our savings have been due to our being away a great deal of the time and then having visitors often when we are home, it is very apparent that we have reduced the amount of power we are using.
Probably the biggest aspect of the installation for us was the ease dealing with Andrew and Nigel. Passionate about their product, they went “the extra mile” to ensure the installation went smoothly and the after sales service was fantastic as they were totally committed to making sure that the system was functioning correctly. The “extra mile” mentality was displayed again just recently when we had problems getting read outs on the monitor , caused by us changing energy and broadband/phone suppliers. Andrew came and fixed the problem at no charge when we fully expected him to invoice us as the fault had nothing to do with the solar system.
To have a company totally committed to ensuring the customer is 100% satisfied, was an extremely enjoyable experience and we have no hesitation in saying that dealing with Andrew and Nigel is something that we would recommend to anybody who may be considering solar power."
Peter & Marie Andrews
"Sheep and beef farm inland Hawera, installed SHP triplex solar pump with 3 sub arrays, pumps to 80m.
I couldn't be more happy awesome product, a real game changer for me, saveds about $2k on fuel/year plus how ever many hours of my time.
Just letting you know, thank you very much cheers"
"For the last 10 years we have been keeping a watching brief on solar. We were always a little envious of our Rotorua division who have had geothermal processing heat since opening. We knew we had good roof facings, HB had good sunshine hours and our peak production period was in summer. The concept of being almost self-sufficient in electricity and reducing the load on the national grid always had appeal but initially, the costs were too high and the technology a little ‘new’. When Laura supplied the new proposal and costings the financials now aligned with our concept".
Arataki Honey Limited
"We were interested in saving on our power bill, especially on our hot water. Laura and the team have been great to deal with. We had it installed in June 2018 and are pleased with the savings we are making a year on. The whole process from site scope to installation was like clock-work."
“Amazing, lovely company who I couldn’t recommend more highly. Excellent communication made the whole process so easy. Our September bill was $326 with two adults and two children and our October bill has come in at only $186! We also had one extra adult in the house and the first 8 days weren’t on solar yet. Best decision we ever made”
"After just one meeting with Darryl and his daughter Sarah of DCPower, we knew we wanted to do business with them. They were obviously honest, decent people who genuinely wanted to do their best for you.
We are extremely happy with every aspect of the product and service provided to us, and have no hesitation in highly recommending their company. DCPower are a genuinely honest and reliable family business."
Atsushi & Barbara Taniyama
The largest solar energy system on a school in New Zealand was officially opened in a ceremony at Kaitaia College. Te Tai Tokerau MP, Hon. Kelvin Davis, unveiled a plaque to acknowledge completion of the 368-panel project which is spread across the rooftop of multiple buildings on the school campus.
"We received solar installation quotes from several different companies including Solarcraft for our existing house. They all seemed knowledgeable and the prices were similar. Ultimately we decided to go with Solarcraft due to the products they use - Mitsubishi Panels and Enasolar Inverter and we looked at a similar installation they had done in the area recently. When Mark came over to measure up we knew we were discussing our options with someone who knew what they were doing and not someone just after a sale, very reassuring. When it came time for installation our choice was proven to be spot on. Lewis the installer discussed all options with us and then worked away in the heat of the day over 3 days and I must say did such a neat and professional job that you just couldn't fault it. Roofing was lifted to lay cabling out of sight and considerable time taken to ensure the inverter was placed in as unobtrusive place as possible. We can't give high enough praise for how neat this job was. All the paperwork was handled promptly by Savvy back in the office and communication was always timely. Our choice of company was again reinforced to us when the independent electrical inspector also rated Solarcraft highly and stated that he was always impressed with their work. If you are getting solar quotes, make sure you include Solarcraft on the list."
"I highly recommend Solarcraft if you are considering a Solar PV installation—note that some banks will finance these now, you only have to ask! We had a 4.5Kw system installed and everything went super smoothly, I cannot recommend Solarcraft highly enough, they are highly professional, friendly, and trustworthy. Tim was very responsive to all our requests and concerns and helpful all the way through. With Tim your sales person and your installer are the same person and he's just a phone call away, which is one of the reasons I chose Solarcraft over some other, larger installers. Thanks Guys!"