Essential Solar Reviews

Have a read of what our happy customers have to say about their solar installation. We’re proud to be a platinum rated supplier on SolarQuotes, and to be 5 Star rated on Facebook, Google Reviews.

Thorough, competent, good value

Thoroughly professional from start to finish. All commitments made were delivered on time. System tailored to our needs. Installers terrific. After sales queries more than adequately responded to.

Bruce – 23 October 2019
Easy process, dedicated customer service team, best system

The process was easy and automated after the first meeting, with the sales rep still able to answer my calls/questions. Dedicated installers (not contractors) did a good job and we helpful and friendly.

Jacob – 2 October 2019

Supplier did what they said they would do, when they said they would do it. Happy with the result

Sales quoting: Informed and helpful, but not assertive. Two site visits prior to final quote
Installation: Punctual, tidy, friendly and very professionally executed
Customer Service: Organised grid connection and retailer plan as soon as installed

Ian – 24 September 2019

Helpful & knowledgeable. Thanks Ray!

Salesperson was very knowledgeable & helpful. Office staff were very cluey about the VicSolar rebate. Installed on time. System good so far. Great experience.

Paul – 18 September 2019

Very professional installers. Excellent work and customer service

Good explanation of solar, excellent workmamship, good customer service and follow up.

Charandeep – 12 September 2019

A1 Customer Service

From start to finish Essential Solar were amazing. The Customer Service team deserves a pat on the back. I had many issues with the Vic Solar rebate but Essential Solar helped me thru the whole awkward process until we got the final result. I can’t say enough good things about this team and the installation. The actual installation day was just as amazing, no hiccups and ran completely on time and just a great job. Thank you Essential Solar :)I could not be happier with the result and would recommend this company to anyone requiring solar installation. Customer service was excellent. Thanks to Jessica and all concerned.

Lisa – 11 September 2019

Fantastic Installer

From day one of the quoting to the installation of the solar system I have been kept informed of the progress and assisted by the staff with all aspects of this project. The installation went smoothly and the guys were friendly and explained the process and cleaned up any mess.
I could not be happier with the result and would recommend this company to anyone requiring solar installation. Customer service was excellent. Thanks to Jessica and all concerned.

Kelvin ​- 30 August 2019

Couldn’t be better

Excellent service from start to finish. The quoting and installation processes were highly efficient and performed by clearly expert personnel. Customer service staff provided invaluable assistance and advice, particularly during the grid connection period.

Alan – 03 August 2019

Solar made easy

Easy and personalised quote process. Installation was efficient & installers polite & happy to explain.

​​Kathryn – 13 August 2019

A referral from a friend, a great system

The decision to install solar panels involves a lot of money and emotion. A long-time friend had used Essential Solar and was quite pleased with the whole process.

He got the salesman Vincent, to call me and we arranged a site visit. He turned up on time and we discussed what was possible and what issues I might face such as shading. I felt that I got a true picture of what was achievable and how to proceed. When the quote arrived it was detailed and laid out the process including attaining the solar rebate. 

 I found Essential Solar to be a professional organisation committed to quality and ensuring their customers are totally satisfied. As previously mentioned, the process can seem overwhelming but the staff is always available to explain and assist as required.

Dean – 08 August 2019


Great customer service and communication. Changed plans when on site and up in the roof due to unexpected shadowing.

Anon – 20 July 2019

Supplier providing the best service and I’m lucky and happy to go with them.

Joan – 15 July 2019

Happy to recommend

No surprises, everything matched expectations. Staff great to deal with at all stages, appointments always kept. Very happy with the end result.

Mark – 30 June 2019

Fantastic Service

I have contacted Sales person and he came before time, sat in and answered all my questions. Instead of upselling he tried to advise me whats the best suitable to my needs and budget. Sent me a picture of how and where panels are going to be installed on my roof. Whenever I have called him, he answered or returned my call.

Installation cannot happen on the day they promised as it was to 42 degrees, they called me and explained and did very next business day for which I am happy.

Installer came on time showed me the picture where he is going to install on my roof, once done he run me through the user guide of inverter.

They have taken care of their part very well and arranged Electrical inspector, and all paper work.

I am writing this review after 6 months as their after sales support is more than excellent no false promises. My solar panels were not generating any electricity after 2 months from installation date, I have contacted them and in a week or so their technical team did figure out problem and directed us to contact energy retailer for high voltage and got it fixed. where as my friend who paid $2000 less for same 6KW unit from a different retailer when contacted for same problem he has been told that he is using all his electrical appliances at the same time so it switches off itself.

I got no problem to pay a extra dollar for quality service, I highly recommend these people for their before and after sales service.

Rama – 16 June 2019

Fantastic Installers, who provide the full package

Out of several installers, Essential Solar was the only one who actually came to my house to provide a quote. This was a contributing factor in my decision to go with them, including the fact that they used their own installers, did almost all of the work and follow up, and were reasonably priced. All in all, I felt they provided the most comprehensive package, and made the entire process painless.
From start to finish, they did an excellent job. Ray who provided the quote was fantastic, informative and patient with all my queries, the installers were terrific, very professional, polite and cleaned up after themselves, and Jessica and the other girls in the office were always polite and helpful. I thoroughly recommend them to anyone looking to install solar.

​Kathi ​- 30 October 2019

Great installation job by the Essential Solar team. Good quality workmanship and product

The sales and quoting process was very educational and accurately informative on what type of system would work for my energy use and property size.
The installation was very punctual, tidy and polite.
Customer service was very good, and helpful in organising grid connection and app setup for my personal monitoring of the solar system.

Anthony ​- 11 October 2019

Top Notch Installer

From the first phone contact through to completion, this team was professional, friendly and informative. Every person involved in the process were highly efficient and performed their job to the utmost. Cannot recommend them highly enough.

Fleur – 30 September 2019

I found them to be very easy to deal with, I would certainly use them again

Absolutely wonderful.
They where on time, clean and very respectful
Absolutely wonderful

Kathy – 21 September 2019

Trouble-free installation

During the sales/quoting process all our questions got answered. The installation was carried-out as planned and the crew cleaned-up afterwards, leaving no mess behind. And the office was helpful in getting us connected to the internet and obtain real-time figures for solar energy generated.

Also, our property got selected for safety inspection and there were no issues.

Kurt – 13 September 2019


Ray from Essential Solar attended to inspect site for positioning of panels and inverter, he was very helpful with technical data. I decided on Sunpower panels (8.125kw) and Fronius inverter (8.2kw).Installers were great, they informed me of a wiring problem in the switchboard which has now been fixed. The system has now been working for 10 months and has performed above expectations and the most pleasing thing – no power bills. Thanks to everyone at Essential Solar

Dennis – 10 September 2019

Excellent installer

Straight forward quotes, excellent service, seamless installation and no pressure throughout the process.

Alyce – 30 August 2019

Superb Installer

Very professional from start to finish. Quote was explained in detail which made the whole process easy to understand. The installation went well, with electricians arriving on time, friendly and efficient, and cleaned up afterwards. The customer service staff were excellent being very helpful throughout the application process, during installation and this continues. They organised grid connection, and followed through and fixed the problems we had with our internet/modem in connecting with the Envoy.

Margaret – 16 August 2019

Very Professional Solar Company

Very good solar company, more than happy to recommend to anybody looking for a top solar installation for a fair price.

Craig – 27 July 2019

Easy to work with

Ray was very helpful without being pushy and allowed us time to consider other options. Very glad we chose Essential Solar as the whole process has been very smooth.

Brett – 16 July 2019

Excellent Installer
Vincent was very thorough with his explanation of how the system works and the ways to get the most out of it!

John – 01 July 2019


John – 24 July 2019


I am totally pleased with installation and service info provided. I am currently in a battle with SolarVic (government dept) about rebate. We sent our request before required date and forwarded all required information to the government dept and after a difficult phone conversation and two complaints emails, we have had no response.

Helen – 24 June 2019

Professional, quick to respond – No hesitation in recommending Essential Solar

Shortly after asking for a quote a time was organised for a representative to do an onsite survey & quote. Once he had completed survey he sat down & explained everything including what was required for rebate. Again shortly after the survey I was contacted by phone & email. More information was supplied & questions answered.

We decided to go ahead with Essential Solar as the other suppliers didn’t show interest & were not going to do onsite survey.

Installation date was organised & even though the weather wasn’t ideal, they arrived well on time & the install was complete in half a day. No mess & no roof damage. A week later the system was checked & we were given the go ahead to contact our supplier.

Essential Solar were very thorough & followed up with all necessary paperwork & assisted us with the final stages.

Howard – 11 June 2019

Great install. Great Customer Service

Essential solar weren’t the cheapest quote, but I went with them because I had a tricky 2 storey install and wanted confidence that the system would be installed to last, rather than installed to work for 3 years. My solar consultant Ray was knowledgeable, eager but not pushy.

The Victorian rebate scheme is one big hurdle, but the customer service at Essential Solar guided me through the process in real time to ensure I was one of the lucky few to secure a place within the 1 hour rebate window.

The installation team arrived on time, were polite and diligent – even when they needed to come back to complete the install on a different day. I understand the team are employees as well, rather than contractors – and that was another core reason for choosing Essential Solar.

David – 22 October 2019

Not the cheapest, but excellent quality

We sought 3 quotes starting in June. Essential Solar were the only ones who quoted in person. The quoting and installation were straightforward- tradespeople attended at the nominated time, completed the work as planned, and left no mess. We had some discussion about location of panels beforehand and found their replies prompt and helpful. We received all the necessary paperwork with no hassles for us.
We had a cheaper quote but ultimately went with this provider as they instilled the most confidence in us that the job would be done right. So far (about 2 weeks post install) that appears to be correct. I feel we got a premium product with good service. Would recommend.

David – 22 September 2019

Fantastic Installer

Selected this company from previous users reviews.
Excellent information provided by sales representative.
Installation straight forward. Staff pleasant and punctual.
Customer service is excellent. Very polite, helpful and pleasant staff.
Everything from start to finish was organised by Essential Solar. Kept us well informed of the process and everything ran very smoothly.

Ken – 15 September 2019

Quality service, great product and overall the best company to deal with

From start to finish the whole deal was seamless, the onsite quoting and explanation of the product, the ontime installation and high standard of the installers and last but not least the office staff with their friendly no problems attitude of answering of our many questions. Thankyou

Gary – 12 September 2019

Essential Solar 10/10

I was originally going with another well known local Solar Company, but decided to get some other quotes to compare.
I looked up SolarQuotes and asked for 2 quotes – and Essential Solar was the only one to contact me.

ES send out their Reps to check on your site before giving you a quote … which suited me as I was concerned about shading from next doors 2-story House and Tall trees causing shading issues. The original Solar Company did not send out anyone to address my shading concerns.
This, plus ES quoted a price that wasn’t much more than the original Company, but had 10 better quality Sunpower P19 320W panels compared to the other’s Q-cell 305W panels that didn’t have similar shading technology.

Essential sorted out all the paperwork leading up to and including Installation which was done by a 3 Man team. They were Professional, friendly, hard working and efficient. Very happy with the Installation which took just over 7 hours to complete.

Thanks heaps to the wonderful staff at Essential Solar. Highly recommended.

Gary – 31 August 2019

Great service

We have had a fantastic experience with the team at Essential Solar. Right from the start, from quoting to the installation, we were supported. Honest and reliable, I was sold on the facts about the products I was using and explained in great detail what was happening. Team continued to follow up after installation. Highly recommend this solar installer!

Monica – 16 August 2019

Great Installers – Fast – Accurate – Great Communication

Sales/Quote was very informative and not pushy at all. Install day went smoothly. Very happy with communications from this company & overall I would recommend them to any friends or family.

Jordan – 31 July 2019

Professional and complete service

This company is very professional and open in their communications from start to finish. The quality and amount of information provided was excellent, where other companies quotes lacked detail and attention to my needs. Nevertheless, the process would have benefited from a closer inspection of the roof before installation day. But no other quotes did this either. Installation day was good, and the crew were friendly, polite and tidied up afterwards, which is very important. They adapted to the situation with cabling smartly and consulted well when plans changed. After installation communication and service was great and it was all tied up with an excellent package of documentation, warranties and paperwork on a USB.

Adam – 25 July 2019

Professional and Fastidious
Essential solar was recommended by an electrician friend who is very fussy! We have been completely happy with the process and can recommend them with complete confidence. A significant time was spent considering different systems and quoting. They have been really helpful with our application for the solar rebate scheme. The installation crew arrived just after nine having driven nearly 4 hours from Melbourne and got straight into it finishing around 4. We are very pleased with the install and quality of workmanship. Good job all around.

Ross – 29 June 2019

Fantastic professional installers

Essential solar were very professional, and most of all honest. It was great to deal with Vince and his team, and the installing team were professional and courteous when the system was fitted.

EK – 07 June 2019

100 percent happy. Professional, quick, efficient, and friendly service.

Knowledgeable salesperson who was very helpful and informative.
Installation was immaculate. Very efficient, clean and professional.
Customer service was impeccable. First rate!

Noel – 06 June 2019

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