My wife Leigh and I have been tracking the development of residential solar energy for over 20 years. Now retired and living on conservative investments, early this year (2019) we recognised our time to install a system in our Rapaura Blenheim home had come. Solar panel technology and cost had fallen considerably, grid power costs had risen consistently and alternative investment yields had fallen and forecasts suggested they would continue to do so. Backup battery technology and cost were anticipated to improve over the next few years. Fortunately we had recorded our power costs monthly over a three year period and therefore we could calculate potential financial payback and well as environmental social benefits.
We contacted several potential providers. We selected Guy Jacobson and his wife Nikki, Harrisonsons Energy Solutions Tasman . They gave us a very professional presentation of their products and the procedures involved. We wanted top line high wattage panels, a quiet inverter from a main line provider and a team of experienced installers and a competitive price. We sought references from others who had installations completed by Guy and Nikki. All were highly complimentary.
Their quotation was competitive. Not the lowest but given the quality of the products provided well worth the little bit extra.We selected LG NeON2 345W panels, SolarEdge PV inverter with SolarEdge Optimizer. All first line recognised products.
We cannot speak more highly of the installation crew. They tackled our Monier spanish concrete tiles perfectly with only one tile broken. They finished the installation within two days and left everything clean and tiedy. Their teamwork was exceptional.
With our system up and running we are going to achieve at least a 10% annual return on our funds invested.
As you can imagine we are very satisfied customers and know we are in good hands with Guy,Nikki and Harrisons