"We are very pleased with the quality of the solar installation through MASH and the customer support we received." - Dunolly Bowling Club President, Greg Dobbin, November 2020, Central(...)
"Our experience with MASH and Cola Solar has been great. They have helped provide the best information so we could make the best decision for our needs. It's also nice to be part of a growing(...)
"Dealing with MASH to get our 6.6kw system installed was a seamless and hassle-free experience. Good for the environment and for our energy bills." - James Allebone, Woodend, November 2020
John and Airlie Loughran run a bed and breakfast business in the beautiful, elegant Rochford Schoolhouse (built 1857) on their property. All of their devices are dependent on electricity as well(...)
"We attended a MASH Zoom info meeting which we found very beneficial. MASH took out the need of us having to do the homework, something we weren't that keen to do as we aren't solar experts and(...)
"We moved from Beaumaris to Daylesford around seven months ago. We’d been looking for the right property in Daylesford to retire to for about five years – and we are delighted with where we(...)
“We had been thinking of getting solar power for our small farm since moving to Bridgewater three years ago but where to start? Who should we go with and how would we make sense of all the(...)
"We recently had solar panels installed, with the purchase arranged by MASH and the installation work undertaken by Cola Solar. The process from our initial contact to discuss options through to(...)
"We like MASH solar bulk-buy because it is community driven and for us, this is one of the attractions of moving to Castlemaine. MASH was also recommended to us by friends of ours in(...)
Thanks to MASH we were aware of the solar bulk buy scheme in the Macedon Ranges and the benefits resulting from it. Not only to our own household but the wider effect of using solar to reduce(...)
It is fantastic to know that 100% of our power needs are now met by our 6.6 kW solar and Tesla Powerwall battery system. I have become addicted to checking the Tesla app to see the power flow. (...)
All our tenants had to do for us to get the Solar Homes $1,850 rebate was to sign the Solar Homes Tenant Landlord Agreement which states that the tenant gets full benefit of the lower bills. (...)
We were extremely happy with the results of engaging with MASH and their commercial solar installer, Cola Solar. The process was straightforward because the information and guidance from MASH(...)
“Thank you for the information session. I learnt a lot and feel much better informed and will be more confident when we are in a position to get solar power.”
"I attended one of the online meetings hosted by the MASH team and looked at a recorded battery info session also. I found these extremely helpful in ironing out our queries and found most(...)
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,(...)
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(...)
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(...)
"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. Now, I'm looking forward to generating my(...)
“The communications with the MASH solar supplier were good and the installation met our expectations. We are able to monitor how much solar power is being produced and consumed as well as seeing(...)
"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(...)
“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. Buddy Norris, the installer was terrific and(...)
"I like that the MASH project is community-based and provides economies of scale in terms of buying power. It was also useful to have the technology explained in laypersons language."
"The MASH info meeting in Castlemaine and was impressive. I could see that their research on components was very solid. I decided to invest in as a large a system as I could afford. I think in(...)
“We like MASH because we’re confident that they have done the homework for us and researched the market properly. We had the system installed just over 3 months ago. Already we’ve noticed a big(...)
"My reasons for choosing MASH are that the economies of scale just make sense for everyone and I love the idea of being able to contribute to solar power for schools and community organisations(...)
"We went with MASH because we like that the MASH supplier and solar systems have been endorsed by the Alternative Technology Association. We also like that MASH gives back to the local community(...)
“We are very happy with the installation. The MASH installers spent time at the end showing us how the Tesla Powerwall app works so I rapidly got a handle on understanding the energy flows(...)
"It was a key decision point for us that MASH has such a strong community benefit, in terms of donating free solar to community groups and schools."
“We were attracted to the idea of being part of MASH because of the community aspect and the focus on CO2 emissions reduction."
“My MASH installation has gone really smoothly. The whole thing was very efficient and well organised. The MASH supplier and installer was totally on the ball and there were no issues at all. I(...)
“I highly recommend MASH to anyone who’s thinking about investing in solar for their home."
“We have two children so we see it as a great opportunity to discuss energy usage with the kids, and why it is important to look after the environment. Solar is something tangible that they can(...)
“I like to support collaborations at a community level and was impressed by the ethos of MASH, its commitment to CO2 emissions reduction and not-for-profit status. Producing your own solar power(...)
We put a 5kW solar system on our coach house with MASH. We were really delighted with how MASH has organised everything and how smoothly it has gone. Well done MASH!
We are absolutely delighted with our MASH experience. The MASH installers were totally focused on the job, completely professional and a delight to have on site. Our installation went exactly(...)
We're rapt to know that our bill savings should be around $700 each year - that's going to make a difference! We just bought a little portable air conditioner because we've now got solar. We put(...)
A huge thank you to you and the other wonderful people behind MASH. I wouldn’t have had the confidence - or time - to learn about how to install any solar system without your organisation’s(...)
The installation went very smoothly, it looks great and we’re rapt that we’ve finally managed to go solar.
We thought for a long time that we couldn't have solar due to the shading on our(...)
We loved that it was a local installer and we found the process really easy and friendly. We also loved that MASH is a local organisation that is championing such an important issue.
I just think it’s the right thing to do. The community gets something out of it as well in the end, putting solar on organisations that perhaps wouldn’t be able to do it themselves.
Electricity is very expensive – everything here, the machinery and so on, runs on electricity. The bills keep going up and up and up, so we wanted to slow it down. We've also put panels on our(...)
We try to be a little bit community minded. I don’t know if MASH was dearer or cheaper – I didn’t go into that sort of research.
I have no doubt I could have bought a cheaper system, but we(...)
The installation went very smoothly despite patches of rain. The whole experience was a very positive one for me and I can't praise everyone involved highly.
MASH organising the bulk-buy brought us over the line. That’s because MASH is reasonably priced and simplified the process. We haven’t had to worry about anything; it’s all gone smoothly. We(...)
MASH is a terrific example of something that’s working successfully so we are very happy to be part of it. It is a community effort to change things so instead of feeling helpless we feel we(...)
It is important to us that MASH is a community project and that the community can benefit from it. We went to one of the MASH community meetings and made up our minds then and there to go ahead.
All the environmental issues can sometimes feel overwhelming. Putting solar on my roof is something practical I can do, that helps.
From meter readings so far, Linnet says they are saving more than $25 per week on their bills. What has also helped is that they have shifted their power usage to daytime as much as possible(...)
I believe every roof in Australia should have solar panels. That's why I put on a 3Kw solar panel system.
With gas being so expensive, we want to ‘de-gas' our home over time. Our new MASH 3Kw system is a great step towards this goal.
For me, ‘going solar’ was really about what kind of world we are leaving to our children and grandchildren.
We would like to endorse the benefits of participating in a locally run scheme which is really well co-ordinated.