Norm’s Solar Success Story

What our Customers are Saying

“Hi all at Cola Solar,

We just want to thank you for the excellent service you provided us with in our recent solar installation.

We have never experienced a project that went so smoothly from start to finish, with dates adhered to and work finished on time with no fuss.  Also how you kept in touch with us to advise of progress.

A special thanks to Jordan and his team who installed our panels.   Even when we had a sudden downpour of rain they continued until they had completed the job as promised.

We are recommending your company to our friends who are considering solar panels.
Thank you again”

Jean and Maurie, Kyneton

“We appreciated the way your installers set up the system.  They were very competent.  On time, polite, tidy and worked so well as a team. Also we wished to make a special comment on Andrew.  A polite and competent  professional and a credit to your company. Thank you once again Steve.  We are very impressed with your staff and company and would highly recommend you.

Peter & Yvonne, Castlemaine

“Everything was spot on. We have recommended 2 other people who have purchased from Cola Solar. They clearly explained our options and guided us all thru the entire process. All inquiries were answered promptly and were always available to speak with us. Awesome job! The team who did out installation, both on the roof and in the garage were prompt and tidy.”

Carol, Golden Point

“Hi Cola Solar,
I just wanted to pass on my thanks to Josh and the team. Our 5.4KW system is running great. Our last two 30 day bill cycles have been $8 and $5! For a family of three with all electrical appliances and a mother and baby on maternity leave, I am amazed at the low bills.
Wouldn’t recommend anyone else.
Cheers Paul.”

Paul, Axadale

“Thanks for your patience and perseverance in determining the appropriate system for my property in Castlemaine.

I am more than happy with the performance with the system, no electricity bills over the peak summer months which was great as it allowed me to use the cooling system more especially during the days when we experienced extremely high temperatures

Once again thanks.”

Frank, Castlemaine

“I believe credit were credit is due, so just wanted to pass on my thanks and appreciation to the Cola Solar team for taking us through the solar journey from start to finish. The entire team has been very helpful, polite and honest giving us confidence the whole way through. Special thanks to Toby and Johnathan.

I feel Cola Solar is putting credibility back into the solar industry.
Keep up the good work.

Thanks again, Robert Morrison.”

Robert, Yandoit

“We are very happy with our two systems.

The installation was done in a very professional way and we were very happy with Jonathan Beattie’s job and advise.

Yours sincerely”

Neville Tonkin and Jude Hannah, Fernihurst

“Jenny and I would like to thank Cola Solar for the smooth transaction and we have been greatly impressed by the friendliness and professionalism of the staff who we have come into contact with, starting from organising the quote and right through to installation.

We look forward to our final electrical inspection and switch-on and the associated assistance from Cola Solar, i.e. documents, in relation to our Victorian State Government Solar Rebate application.”

Terry and Jenny Holmes , Bagshot

“I’d like to pass on to the whole Cola Solar team it has been great doing business with you guys. Communication has been great right through the process.  The work the guys did was Fantastic. The shop site is hard work in with a lot of traffic and your team worked great and very considerate of our busy little premises. The works were super neat and they all cleaned up after the works, I am very impressed.”

After completion of works, Jimmy took the time to explain the monitoring system in detail and answered all questions relating to the system. He also provided tips on how best to utilize my new solar system.

Congratulations on employing personnel with such skill and professionalism.

Kind regards”

Jeff Halacas , Castlemaine, Castlemaine Fresh

“Dear Dani, Caitlin, Chris and the Cola Solar team.

I had Jimmy and his team install my 20 solar roof panels yesterday.

May I take this opportunity to congratulate your company on the professionalism of your staff.

They arrived on time and went about their business without any fuss, but with skill and consideration of any request I made.

After completion of works, Jimmy took the time to explain the monitoring system in detail and answered all questions relating to the system. He also provided tips on how best to utilize my new solar system.

Congratulations on employing personnel with such skill and professionalism.

Kind regards”

Kerry Grove, McKenzie Hill

“Hi Dave

Now our Solar System is up and running, I would just like to express our thank you officially for a job well done.

From the moment that Elizabeth and myself walked in your front door we were made to feel welcome by Caitlin and Chris your sales consultant.

So many companies we deal with these days want you in the door to take your order then push you out the door as quick as possible, but Cola Solar was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. We placed our order after being well informed about the system that would suit our needs and were told it would be 5 to 7 weeks before our system could be installed, despite knowing that we were still kept up to date week by week of the progress. Then the day came for the install and a very professional team turned up and worked throughout the day to get the job done, there workmanship was neat and tidy and when completed walked us through the system so we had some understanding of how it all works! Then come the paper work side of things and yourself, Caitlin and Sue were so efficient with getting that completed and processed for us also! Overall, I would have to say Cola Solar is one of the easiest most professional companies we have dealt with!

Once again a big thank you.”

Chris and Elizabeth Lee, Maryborough

“My wife and I are very happy with the way that the team at Cola Solar have conducted themselves from the start and I have and will continue to recommend your company to others in the future. Thank you.”

Peter & Elizabeth Schulz, Tongala

To Dave and all the the team at Cola Solar. Thanks for a job well done! From the quote to finished install and the follow-up paper work today, 10/10 rating and would like to wish all the team a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

David and Lorraine Taylor, Shepparton

Today your team arrived to install our PV system. From the minute they arrived they impressed us with their courteous, expert approach.

We were specially aware of the cheerful banter as they worked as a well-oiled team to complete the work. We are now looking forward to some lower power bills thanks to Colar Solar.

Merilyn & Barry Edwards, Bendigo

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everybody at Cola Solar for the fantastic job done with my system.
It is working very well and is everything I thought it would be and more. I would also like to thank Jonathan for all of his patience and technical know how, he is a credit to your company’s team.

If you have any future customers that would like to see a system up and running and need some positive feedback, please do not hesitate to call me. I would be more than happy to spread some goodwill in the Cola Solar direction.

Thanks to you all again. Cheers.

Karen and Tony Begg

Cola Solar has been excellent in their supply, fitting and service during the purchase and installation. The installation crew were excellent, quick, tidy, friendly and communicative.

Contact with the administration has also been a pleasure with advice, information and support at all facets of the purchase and installation with a great friendly attitude. Pricing of the installation was at a very competitive price and the sales person was very capable and informative.

I would be pleased to recommend your company to others and will do so during general discussion. Thanking you sincerely.

Doug Day, Echuca

My faith in buying local has been renewed. I had the privilege of chatting with your friendly installers who worked very quickly. They even took the time to further understand how I am planning to use my solar energy and patiently explained my unique system configuration.

I am looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Cola Solar.

Thank you once again.

Alex Chng, Strathdale
Dear Cola Solar,

We are very happy with the product and the job that was done. Right from the first contact, to Aaron visiting us to give a quote, to the team of workers that came out yesterday – fabulous job!

Our decision to go with your company came from a recommendation by our neighbours, who had a similar positive experience with their solar installation. We guess that the best recommendation is by word of mouth!

After posting a picture of our new solar panels on to friends on Facebook, we have passed your name on to another interested person.

Keep up the good work!

Dave and Jan Maxwell, Lauriston
I would like to thank Cola Solar for their work, the crew turned up on time and completed the job in only one day. The boys were professional, competent and friendly. The 3kw panels were installed very evenly and all wiring etc is very neat. No tiles were broken and no mess left behind.

At the same time I had a heat pump hot water system installed and would like to thank their plumber, Marty who went out of his way (after hours and more than a two hour return trip) to solve a problem that may or may not have been related to the installation.

If you are thinking of replacing your hot water system I can recommend the heat pump one from Cola Solar. I would also recommend giving Cola Solar a call if you are looking at solar or other energy saving solutions.

Larry, Tongala
To Dave and the Cola Solar Crew,

A H U G E Thank you for a job extremely well done. We felt important to you. After I had been let down by another company asked to give us a quote and was driving around checking numbers of panels on homes. I noted a Cola Solar van in front of a home and it was still there when I came back and the agent appeared to be waiting for some-one so I stopped and asked if he had time to come to us. After a friendly informative chat we signed there and then.

The tradesmen too were polite, friendly and helpful and answered all our questions as they installed the panels. We are more than happy with the completed job and will be recommending Cola Solar to everyone.

Thank you for a job extremely well done.

Jenni & Ray Hill, Kialla West, VIC
I recently had solar panels installed to my home roof and am pleased to add my recommendation of Cola Solar.

From 1st visit by their representative to speaking with the office staff to installation by the technicians I could not be happier with the service. Staff were courteous and friendly, the installers were very polite and installed the panels efficiently and left nothing behind. A very tidy job.

Regards and many thanks to you all for a great job.

Linda Browning, Long Gully
Hi Tony, I would just like to let you know how well everything has gone with the recent installation of our SunPower Solar system. From start (first phone call) to finish (generating power) everything has been great.

The installation day was so easy with the team of guys turning up and getting everything installed in a day with minimal fuss and complete respect for our property. The sales and support team have kept us informed with phone & email communication so we knew what to expect and when (and everything happened as expected).

The 4.91kW system has been running for a week now and all looks good with an average 30kWh per day produced so far. I had heard so many horror stories around the installation of solar systems so it was great to have a very professional & friendly service provided by your team along with a quality system. Thanks again.

Phil & Vicki Whiting
I have just received my first bill with a full quarters solar production. My bills were previously $600 and the bill I just received was $68. I am very impressed particularly as this was my winter bill in the period with the lowest expected solar production. It’s great that I can have the pool pump running during going the day. I’m very pleased.
Anne and Vern Zan, Echuca
Thank you Cola Solar! What a pleasure it was to have your tradesman at our home. They were polite, friendly and helpful. And… we are extremely pleased with the completed job. I will be recommending Cola Solar to all our friends, as our friends recommended you to us. A job well done!
Jake & Kim Bish
Hi Tony, As you know, you installed our solar system in April 2011. What a bonus! We are more than thrilled with the results. Firstly, the installation was done on the day that it was arranged for and the team worked tirelessly to complete it. Since having the solar system installed, we have only received one electricity account – that was the first one after the installation and it was only for $46.00. Our subsequent accounts have been in credit. We are not only saving money, we are making money! We were very happy with the professionalism of you and your team and the extra electrical work that you did for us without charge. It makes a change to have such great service. Our neighbour was so impressed with the results that she had a system installed as well. Thanks again.
Greg & Jenny Eaglehawk, VIC
We had our solar connected nearly 12 months ago and we’re happy to report WE LOVE IT. Best decision we ever made. At the time we were very unsure as we didn’t know a lot about solar but after dealing with Cola Solar we were very pleased with the results. We’ve found the system to be excellent. The service from this company was excellent and they’ve always been very easily contactable during the buying process and fitting and after. We couldn’t fault them at any stage and would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone. We’re looking at moving and will definitely be purchasing from them again. Thanks to all at COLA SOLAR. Happy Customers.
Bernie & Cheryl Dwyer Metcalfe, VIC
Could please convey my thanks to everybody at Cola Solar for the installation of my system? A good job, well done!
John Bentley, Tongala
The installation team were wonderful very professional thanks to all for a great job.
Ann Montague - Kilmore
Dear Dave and all the crew at Cola Solar. I have just received my first full bill since I had the solar connected. It was for a 150 day billing period with a net credit of $884.67 credit. The power back in to the grid was $1445.00 – this is even better than what we first worked on so to all the staff, a job well done THANK YOU.
Jim Jowett, Heathcote
Absolutely thrilled with the service. The boys introduced themselves, took off their boots when they went inside, they were awesome. So professional and hassle free. Thank you all so much.
Paula McPherson
Hi Dave, Thank you so much to you, your staff and contractors for delivering the best level of customer service John and I have experienced since coming to Bendigo 12 years ago. Cheers.
Hi Tony, Thank you for your prompt action. I thought something may have been amiss but was not sure. I am glad I rang you. Again, thank you. I really appreciate your professionalism in dealing with your customers. Cheers.
I have had an excellent response from Scott at Cola Solar…very pleasant to do business with and also quite helpful. He went through all the options and gave me a great system and Heat Pump at unbeatable prices. Now going through the process and hopefully install within 6-7 weeks. Scott even offered to make an extra trip to fit Heat Pump before Solar so as I could at least have hot water to my new Studio. Would recommend to all.
Mario, VIC
Dear David & Team, I just wanted to let you know how happy we are with Cola Solar’s installation of our solar system. The guys were extremely helpful and friendly and answered any questions we had. The work was carried out in a professional and timely manner and what you said would happen did happen. We would not hesitate to recommend Cola Solar to anyone. Kind Regards,
Peter & Christine Gnensch, Amphitheatre VIC
David, we had the last Powercor inspection today and are now up and running. The installation went well; everyone was cooperative and well mannered. The inspectors (several of them) were complimentary about the installation, and about your companies standards. We are happy to give a testimonial and have recommended your company to several people. Thanking you.
Julien Tolhurst and Judith Sullivan Sebastopol, VIC
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of the Cola Solar installation team coming to our house and installing our system. Despite very hot & trying conditions, the team, led by Troy, did a wonderful, professional job. More companies could take a lesson from what is obviously a very competent & efficient company. Cola Solar did not let me down in any way. It is soooooooooo nice to deal with such a customer friendly company! By the way, the only thing that the team didn’t do was to erect the “Cola Solar” signs out the front.
John Everett, VIC
Good morning Tony, just a short note to thank you and your team relating to the purchase and installation of our 4.18kW system at our home in Redesdale. Having researched and looked at numerous other Solar suppliers it was refreshing to meet a company who were not “snake oil” salespeople. The system purchase was simple with all my and my wife’s questions answered openly and honestly with your pricing structure being very competitive. The installation team were very professional in their work with the whole process being completed with minimal disruption to my home, all the wiring was installed in a very neat manner. Your entire team are a credit to you and your company. Although we had a slight problem during installation this has now been sorted in a very profession and manner. As you are aware, due to our satisfaction with the service from COLA SOLAR I have been instrumental in the sales and supply of a further 3 systems. I thank you again for your service. I would be happy to talk with any of your prospective clients relating to the service we received. Kind Regards.
David Koski
My first impression of Cola Solar, from the very first enquiry phone call, was one of friendly professionalism. The technical sales person arrived when he said he would, knew what he was talking about, quickly understood our needs, and put forward valid and price-competitive options. Once we selected our system, he worked in background to get the pre-approvals done, and kept us in the loop. The job included an 80m power run and sub-board in the shed, as well as the 5KW system installation.

The two installation teams showed up on time, one team working on the panels and inverter, while the other focused on the long cable run and power reticulation in the shed – they even helped making sure the trench was exactly right. Despite the coldest day in 20 years, with rain, sleet and freezing wind, the whole team worked tirelessly to have everything installed, and power to our bottom shed, in less than a day. Wow! What a superb effort! They installed everything expertly, cleaned up after themselves (an excellent indicator of proud tradesmen), explained everything in terms I could understand, and left us with no doubt that we had just witnessed true professionals providing an excellent customer service experience.

I would highly recommend Cola Solar to any prospective customer, without a moments hesitation, and to the point where I’d be happy to show my system to any prospective Cola Solar customer in my area. Many thanks for the great job.

Peter and Kay Kinlyside, Maldon, VIC
The Crew at ColaSolar were exceptional in their service from the informative and considerate sales representative, to the efficient installation crew, to the friendly and accommodating finance administration. My old water service broke, so I bought a solar hot water service and 2kw of panels as the costs were very reasonable. The first attempt at the solar water installation needed to be postponed due to the age of the gas pipes leading to my house. ColaSolar replaced the pipes at a good price. In addition, due to bad timing, my water service broke just before I needed to travel overseas for work. ColaSolar’s professionalism meant that I was able to address matters during my travels. I have full confidence in this business.
Julie Rudner, VIC
Just a note to say that I am very happy with the way things have gone. Shane for his putting the deal together, Jai for the excellent explanations of the detailed questions I wanted answered, then Matt and his crew and later the sparkies with the tidy up bits to be done. Also very happy with the desktop monitor which works a treat and was of real appeal to us.

We have taken this big decision for us in order to offset the cost of a reverse cycle heater we have had installed, so as to cut down the nearly 6 months of wood heater going 24/7, given the growing scarcity of wood – and the difficulty in its cutting, transport etc. So far all progressing nicely.

Quite happy for you to cite me a referee for people who are enquiring about your service…specially with all the ‘shonkies’ touting about! Again thank you.

Alan, VIC
Just a note to say thanks for the excellent Service in relation to our solar panel installation.

It was quick, painless and very professional. Thanks to all concerned

Barry and Helen Washington
Hi Danny,

Just some feedback from yesterday.

I thought the guys were really professional with the install and were very accommodating and easy to work with. They did a great job coming up with an alternative solution to best cover the Cathedral ceiling to keep the summer heat out.

And to top it off I received a phone call from Tony to say we had won one of the promotions at Peppers.

Overall very happy with Cola Sola and the team. Really looking forward to getting it switched on.

Rod and Anne Baker, Dingee Vic
Thank you for this communication and for keeping me informed every step of the way in the installation of the solar panels at my home. Your communications have been very helpful clarifying the process.

Many thanks for all the good work you, and the rest of the team at Cola Solar, have put into the solar connections at my house. I very much appreciate your professionalism and the care in all you have done, and are continuing to do.

Katherine Phillip, Long Gully
Firstly I would like to thank Cola Solar as a whole for outstanding service and after sales service. And a huge thank you to your install crew that explained everything very well and treated us with outstanding customer service. It is a credit to you to have such nice people to deal with. Thanks again.
Jason and Neville Rose, Wendouree
My name is Alf Oldis. Jarred came out to help me today at Mandurang Road, Spring Gully. He has been here once before.

And a while back (I think about a year ago) another man whose name I can’t remember also visited. I just want to say how impressed I am with your company. In all cases, right from the first phone call your staff have been extremely friendly and helpful, very efficient and overall fantastic to deal with.

I have recommended you to other people as I am so impressed. You are a top company. Many, many thanks and congratulations again on operating such an excellent business.

Alf Oldis, Spring Gully
Hi Kaye & Tony,

We have been really impressed with the service all your team have provided for the installation of our solar system.
Please pass on our thanks to Chris, Dave, Jordan, Nathaniel & Jack. Everyone has been fantastic.

Thank you from both of us.

Ed & Helen
Hello Dave,

Please let all those people involved with the quote and the installation what an excellent job was done with professionalism and efficiency.

I will recommend your company to anyone wanting a solar installation.

Thanking you.

Chris Pettigrove
Thanks so much for all your work in getting our solar panels and hot water system set up. Just thought I would let you know that, even though the panels are currently in the shade of the trees at the back, our bill was exactly half of what it usually is. We are very happy!

I will recommend your company to anyone wanting a solar installation.

Thanking you.

Nikki Bird
To Dave and the crew at Cola Solar,
Stella and I would like to thank you for the great communication between us and your company, the fitters that assembled the panels were a pleasure to have working on our investment .They were very helpful and explained every thing that were doing. The wiring was a credit to them very neat and all was left clean and tidy. Thank You!

I will recommend your company to anyone wanting a solar installation.

Thanking you.

Barry and Stella Burnett
I’d like to express how impressed I was by the friendliness and politeness I encountered with the guys that installed the system.


Michele O'Brien, Harcourt