We were thorough in researching whether PV solar power would be to our financial advantage and what was the best system for us. The results are better than we expected. Freenergy gave us a highly professional install, keeping us well-informed about the procedures. They worked with suppliers, lines and power companies to give us a turnkey operation. We installed a 5kw system, and the amount of power we’re generating for ourselves and the money we’re making from what we’re exporting back to the power company indicate our power bill this year should be virtually zero – around 11% return on investment.
"We signed up for Solar Power 6 months ago, we found Karl to be a honest, straight up genuine guy and easily put our trust in him. Karl is really enthusiastic about his product and this helped us feel like we had made a great decision for our future. Karl put a lot of thought into a solar system that would benefit us by taking the time to understand our needs.
Karl demonstrated his commitment to his product from start to finish, he helped guide us through the installation process and more importantly ensured that we understood how the solar system generated to the best of its ability. This ongoing advice post installation has been really appreciated.
We couldnt speak more highly of Karl. We value being more self sufficient and kinder to the environment and more than recommend giving Karl a call at Solar future".
Jocelyn & Mark Moore
"If you are thinking of installing solar power and have queries about the ‘how and why’, the man who can answer all your questions is Karl!
We recently decided to go with solar power as we were keen on the ‘clean green’ concept and are also thinking of investing in an electric car. We found Karl to be very well informed; he knew his product well and was able to answer all our questions in a language we could understand and then supply us with a system suitable for our needs.
At no point in our dealings with Karl did we find him pressuring us to buy his product. He seemed genuinely interested in meeting our needs and has impressed us with his follow-up on issues like contacting our electricity provider to arrange the installation of the appropriate meter, his concern that we were able to connect the wi-fi stick to our computer and seemed genuinely interested that we were happy at each stage of the installation.
He was very polite and friendly both on the phone and when he visited us at home and we would recommend him highly".
Diana Lappage and Derek Lowe, Saint Martins, Christchurch.
"I have spent quite a lot of time researching into how to approach our off-grid power system upgrade. I knew it wouldn’t be a straight-forward job as I really wanted to integrate it with our existing wind turbine and take advantage of the wind and sun complementing each other. I contacted quite a few companies and only Independent Power provided the level of professionalism I expected. They were not only very helpful and knowledgeable but at the same time they used their “know how” to optimise the design in such a way that it brought down the cost of the system significantly. This resulted in serious savings for us. I sincerely recommend Independent Power to anyone interested in installing a renewable energy system on their property. The Peace of mind having a reliable system is priceless". Chris Guy & James Cavanagh Residents, (www.athenaeum.co.nz) Waitomo
I am delighted that I have been asked to provide a letter of recommendation for Lance at Solar Electric Technology. I have known Lance since 2016 and prior to this, the Directors of LQS and Health@132 have collaborated with Lance for approximately 6 years.
Lance first gave a quote for Solar installation at Health@132 some 6 years ago and he impressed the directors with his depth of knowledge and attention to detail. He provided an extensive brochure on what to expect in return for solar and how it would work. Since the installation 5 years ago we have found that it has out-performed what was initially expected, and the directors have been more than satisfied with the annual return.
When the time came to look at installation of solar at LQS I had no hesitation in contacting Lance and requesting his invaluable depth of knowledge and expertise. From the outset, I found Lance to be extremely attentive and enthusiastic when called upon to discuss any questions that I had. He has a strong work ethic, he is always helpful and displays positive inter-personal skills when working with tenants and myself, which was greatly appreciated. He was always reliable and would communicate his intentions every step of the way. Lance was asked to work closely with our maintenance people and roofing contractors and on this point he was professional and demonstrated an open mindset, allowing him to accept the ideas and concerns of those he was working alongside.
Lance’s meticulous attention to detail at all stages of work, was far beyond what was expected. Therefore, I and the directors of LQS and Health@132 would have no hesitation in recommending Lance & Solar Electric Technology.
At first we were a bit nervous about the whole idea of solar. We contacted Martin from McNae Electrical who was very pleasant to deal with and took the time to find out what we really needed rather than just offering a “one size fits all” solution.
The installation of our system was seamlessly easy. McNae Electrical Solutions showed up exactly when they said they would, the estimate was accurate and the workmen doing the job were professional and pleasant. The communication from start to finish was superb including the closing out paperwork.
The savings we have made have been in line with what was indicated and it is no longer a stress to receive the monthly bill. Installing solar is a significant investment, therefore selecting a company who are reliable, knowledgeable and trustworthy to work with you through the process is critical. We found McNae Electrical Solutions to be all of these things.
Mr & Mrs Anderson. Palmerston North
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When we started planning our new house, sustainability was one of our priorities. With so many decisions to make we were impressed with iGenerate, who made the solar component so easy. They were able to look at our plans, and give us an understanding of what power we will offset with solar. They worked directly with our builders’ timing for the wiring and the solar install. Plus, they will be back to get us up and running when we move in.
This house is a new beginning for our family and we can live the way we want to. We will save money from day one and have a lighter carbon footprint which is awesome. Every bit helps”.