Commercial Solar Review
Commercial Solar Customer Success Stories
At St Laurence’s College we have as part of our mission to be as sustainable as possible in our operations. As a part of our Master planning, we investigated how we could be more efficient in our use of power. Tom was recommended to us to assist with our planning.
We also engaged other firms to give similar advice. We found them to be the most thorough and transparent in their proposal. They did not make promises that they couldn’t keep. The presentation was professional and informative. Indeed, the outcomes have been far better than predicted. We found the staff readily available and most efficient in their service. The installation was excellent, and the entire exercise was most satisfactory.
They had already installed 100kW of Solar on the Junior School when the new Car Park was underway.
Such was the success of the first 100kW and through discussion with the Business Manager, it was agreed that covering the Car Park and adding Solar would have multiple benefits.
We investigated solar because of our ever-increasing power bills. Following a consultation with Tom who provided some very solid referees, we engaged their services; firstly on our Logan City Tavern. Given the stellar results, this gave us the confidence to install solar at our Robina Tavern and Red Lion Hotel in Elizabeth SA. We could not be happier with the results to date.
In researching for our Solar Panels for our Industrial Shed we contacted 3 companies. Due to the very impressive slideshow presentation Tom showed us & also negotiated the price comparing to others in the market they won our business. Professionalism from start to finish was excellent. Yes, there were hurdles but this did not disrupt the business. The office staff were friendly and communicated on timeframes, Installers carried out proper safety procedures & were efficient. Technical setup was an issue, but the technicians were friendly & helped me resolves my issues immediately. Of course, everything comes down to what our electricity invoice is now. I am happy to say I have decreased it to more than what I was expecting. Overall, our experience was extremely positive & will highly recommend to anyone looking for Solar.
Thanks again for everything & we will need Solar on our new home next year & we will know where to go!!
As Business Manager at Living Faith Lutheran Primary School Murrumba Downs, we first investigated Solar for the school in 2017. We went through the normal procurement process and reference checks before we engaged the services. Most companies just promoted Solar however through consultation and the design team we were also able to design and build a special purpose shelter that not only hosted the 100kW Solar System but also connected the school and Kindergarten and created a student pick-up and drops off point and bus shelter - I believe the images will be attached.
Fast forward two years and we are realising real savings in power consumption at an average of 50% of our previous usage which has resulted in considerable financial savings. The whole experience continues to be a financial success and we would be happy to recommend them to any school or business who are looking at similar projects.
I first met with Tom on the recommendation of a colleague who was also looking at Solar. From the beginning Tom was able to make the benefits of Solar very transparent, identifying our spend and what we could or could not expect to save. He was very clear about the Clean Energy Council and their role in Australian Solar and how they provide a list of recommended equipment and that the installations need to be carried out by Clean Energy Council accredited electricians. We took advantage of the Government STC’s for systems under 100kW’s, which provided a $58,000 “Renewable Energy Incentive” against the cost of our system which was 99.9kW. Our annual power bill was around $105,000 and to date, we are on target to save around 48%, not a bad return and that’s without factoring where power prices will be in the future. By the way, he forecasted a saving of at least 30% which he said was conservative but would enable us to make a commercial decision on a worst-case scenario... to say we are happy is an understatement. The installation was seamless with their team working at the times that didn’t impact on our guests after all we are a full operation hotel with 43 Rooms. Given we have 38 staff Tom made it very clear that power management was important and has helped us in this area which no doubt is why we have exceeded the originally forecasted savings.
I can assure you they are a very good company to deal with.