Campbells Creek couple, Sam and Mark Davis, are newly arrived in town and getting solar installed was one of their early priorities. Here’s their story…
“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 Castlemaine who bought their solar system through the program and had a good experience.
“We were pleasantly surprised by the prices of solar through MASH. With our new electrically heated pool getting installed, plus a workshop with power tools, we knew that getting solar was going to help cut our electricity bills.
“Right from when we contacted MASH everything was easy. The MASH solar provider, Cola Solar, were great at communications and the whole process went smoothly. Everything happened so quickly. Cola Solar even helped us with the Solar Homes rebate application process and that was great. We were delighted with all aspects of the customer service we received.
“We chose a 5.2kW solar power system with a Fronius inverter as our home is on three-phase power. We hit a snag when we found out that Powercor, the network distributor, would not allow any excess solar power to the grid. The team at Cola Solar explained the implications of this to us very clearly and showed us that the payback would still be good as we’d be using most of what we produce. Also, they explained that when, eventually, Powercor does put in place the necessary infrastructure to allow us to export to the grid that setting this up with our inverter will be simple and wouldn’t require any more system components.
“We can highly recommended going solar through MASH and their solar provider, Cola Solar.”