Householders getting rooftop solar installed through the MASH & Hepburn Community Solar Bulk-Buys in March and April 2019 had some positive feedback on the quality of their installations:
The solar installers did a good job on the day, installing our new 2.97kW solar PV system through the MASH community solar bulk-buy. They turned up early, worked all day and were really professional. – Laurel O’Callaghan, Kyneton, March 2019
We’ve just had a 5.13kW solar PV system installed as part of the MASH community solar bulk-buy. The communication from the solar company was good and the product was worth waiting for. Buddy Norris, the installer was terrific and gave us lots of tips on how to use our system effectively. – Ellen Johnson, Strathdale, March 2019
“Based on the recommendation from the MASH solar supplier, Macedon Ranges Solar Power, we purchased a 6.33kW solar system with a Fronius inverter and 23 JA Solar panels. The communications with Macedon Ranges Solar Power were good and the installation met our expectations. We chose the Fronius inverter as it has a 10 year product warranty as well as solid monitoring functionality. We are able to monitor how much solar power is being produced and consumed as well as seeing how much power is being exported or imported from the grid in real time. We have an all-electric home with no mains water or gas. The Fronius monitoring allows us to modify our usage to make the most of our solar investment. For instance, we will be putting a timer on our hot water system so that it heats up during the day using our solar power. – Malcolm Sutherland, Mandurang, City of Greater Bendigo, April 2019
“I chose to go solar with MASH because I liked the idea that my solar installation was going to help community groups and schools get free solar power. The MASH solar supplier, Macedon Ranges Solar Power, were great – efficient, professional and kept me informed about what each step involved. I was amazed by how quick they were too – my system was installed in less than a month from when I registered with MASH. Now, I’m looking forward to generating my own solar power – and also to hearing which community group or school is going to benefit from the next MASH community bonus system.” – Lee Nicholls, Castlemaine, April 2019
“The main reason why we decided to go solar with MASH is that we trusted that they would choose a reputable supplier and high quality solar technology suitable for the Castlemaine environment. This is because we knew that MASH has a significant amount of experience in arranging solar bulk-buys for the Castlemaine community. This gave us the confidence to proceed despite the fact that we were not experts in the area of solar power. The MASH solar provider, Macedon Ranges Solar Power, were responsive to our questions and were very quick to install our system. We felt that they gave us the right advice in terms of what system size we needed to meet our requirements. Based on the numbers, our 5.23kW solar system will pay for itself in around 2.7 years, if we take into account the Solar Homes rebate. Down the track, we’re keen to add a battery to become more self-sufficient. We don’t have mains gas so going solar made a lot of sense!” – Imogen, Castlemaine, April 2019
Jo Kaptein, Manager of the MASH and Hepburn Community Solar Bulk-Buys said,
We’re thrilled that householders going through our bulk-buy programs are reporting a good installation process now. After the withdrawal of Energy Matters, our previous solar supplier, we’ve worked hard to set up strong supply relationships with new installers. It is extremely encouraging to get good feedback from participants about the quality of their experience with these suppliers and their installation.