Hear from people who’ve purchased a solar power system through the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy.
Irene Thalasinos, Robinvale
3.96Kw solar power system
“We chose to go solar with the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy because it is a Council-supported program. I don’t know much about solar and I didn’t want to invest lots of time in research. So knowing that the solar power systems and the solar provider had been chosen through a tender process and OK’d by Council gave me the confidence to go ahead.”
“The whole installation process went really smoothly. Specialized Solar, the solar provider for the bulk-buy, helped us with all aspects of the installation as well as applying for the rebate. In fact there was a rebate support session in Robinvale through the bulk-buy which I went to, and that was useful.”
“The local installers, Gary Schmidt Electrical, did a good job on the installation.”
“Overall, I’m really happy with the solar installation and I would recommend the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy to anyone thinking of going solar.”
David Burton, Nyah
Two solar power systems:
- General Store: 13.2kW
- Home: 6.6kW
“We are very happy with our new solar systems on our shop and home in Nyah which we bought through the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy. Our first full month’s bill after having the solar connected dropped from $900 to $450, so we’re rapt.”
“We had everything going on – we decided to install two solar systems of around 20kW in total, a business loan for financing solar on the shop plus we wanted to apply for the Victorian Solar Panels rebate. Jemma and Chelsea at Specialized Solar, the solar company for this bulk-buy, were so patient and helpful. They did a fantastic job. They handled everything for us – the solar installation process, the loan and the rebate application – and it all went really smoothly. They deserve a medal!
“I cannot speak highly enough of Specialized Solar and also the local installers from Gary Schmidt Electrical who did the installation. It’s also good to know that the community will benefit too, through free solar for community groups through the bulk-buy.”
Ross Palmer, Swan Hill
4.62kW solar power system
“The whole process of going solar with the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy went really smoothly. Installation of the unit was really good. I couldn’t have been more happy with the installation people.”
“Specialized Solar, the solar retailer, were really helpful through the whole process and helped me apply for the rebate which I got. That was brilliant!”
Faye and Maxwell Palmer, Nyah
5.28kW solar power system
“We had been wanting to go solar for a very long time. We have quite high electricity bills, particularly in summer. We knew that with solar we could reduce them.
“The Victorian Solar Panels rebate seemed like a great opportunity to go solar with minimum cash outlay. When we heard there was a bulk-buy and that it was the Swan Hill Rural City Council backing it, that was a big plus and spurred us in action.
“Jemma at Specialized Solar helped us every step of the way. She was always there to take our calls. She knew exactly what paperwork we needed to put through to get the rebate – that was a big asset. We ended up getting the Victorian Solar Panels rebate as well as the interest-free loan. Everything came through as we thought it would.
“The day of installation went well and the inspector signed off the system. We were impressed with the installers, how quickly they worked and their attention to detail.
“Now we are ready for the summer. We’ll be able to use the air conditioning and know that our solar is powering it. That’s a great feeling!”
Gerard Maloney, Swan Hill
6.6kW solar power system
“I have no complaints at all about my 6.6kW solar installation through the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy. In fact, the whole process went smoothly. The installers from Gary Schmidt Electrical were efficient and did a good handover explaining how the system works.”
“My main reason for getting solar installed is to cut my electricity bills. My power bill has been cut from $6.60 per day to $2.20 per day so I am delighted with this result.”
“I chose to go through the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy because I don’t know much about solar and I liked the fact that it is backed by Council. I also like that there is a give-back to local community groups in the form of free solar.”
Ken Parry, Swan Hill
5.28kW solar power system
“I bought a 5.28kW solar power system through the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy which was installed in August. Everything went fine, no hassles. I’ve just received my first electricity bill after having the solar installed. It’s usually around $160 a month. This time it was nothing. In fact I got a credit so I’m happy. I reckon the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy is a win/win for everyone – the community, local installers and households who want the benefits of solar.”
Rebecca Scott, Swan Hill
3.3kW solar power system
“Great, easy, convenient, straightforward. These are the words I’d use to describe my experience of installing solar through the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy.
“Council endorsement of the bulk-buy was one of the big reasons why I chose to purchase my system through this program. There are so many dodgy solar sales companies out there which had been putting me off. I thought that if Council endorsed it, it wouldn’t be a dodgy thing. And I was right!
“Another big reason for me is that the bulk-buy uses local installers and I think that’s great.”
Warren Snyder, Swan Hill
13.2kW solar power system
“Our solar experience with the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy was a really good one. The installation is complete, panels are producing and we received our first credit last week from Simply Energy.
“I found the team at Specialized Solar extremely helpful and responsive to my needs. The workmanship of the installers was excellent too.
“Overall, I have no hesitation in recommending the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy to anyone who is thinking about going solar.”