I found out about the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk-Buy when I saw a banner in the street near the Swan Hill Information Centre and then I read about it in the paper. I knew that the state government rebates were going to drop so we thought ‘now’s the time’. We wanted to cut our electricity bills as reducing any of our regular utility bills is a good thing to do, particularly when you are semi-retired like I am. Plus, having solar is an asset for the house.”
The team at Specialized Solar was good to talk to and very helpful. They were great at supporting us with the Solar Victoria rebate process – that was a big plus as it took much of the hassle out of the process. Without their help it would have been much harder. Also, the sales person at Specialized Solar knew what he was talking about and provided us with good advice.
Having a local installer was vital for us. We simply wouldn’t have gone ahead with the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk-Buy if they didn’t have a local bloke doing the install - that's Matt Iannucci of Swan Hill Solar and Electrical. We like to know who we are dealing with and that support is around the corner if we need it.
We have the WiFi monitoring set up so we can see how much power is being generated by our solar system. It’s good to know that Specialized Solar are remotely monitoring our system and will get alerts if it isn’t working properly and then get it fixed.
We’re happy with the quality of the installation and the whole experience. I would definitely recommend the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk-Buy to anyone in the Swan Hill region thinking about solar.
John Payne, Mallee Sun Solar Bulk-Buy participant and Swan Hill resident
5.4kW solar PV system
MASH is a project of the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance, a not-for-profit based in Castlemaine, Central Victoria.
Level 1, The Hub, 233 Barker St
Castlemaine Vic 3450