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Solar Guys / Solar power in Caversham


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Nigel Brook

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    "When looking for a solar solution we found that Solar Guys were the best value for a 5Kw on-grid system. We live in Wellington and Nigel arranged all the shipping, it was all hassle free.

    During the install Nigel was really helpful and quick to respond to my many questions.

    After running the system for a while the inverter developed a problem that we couldn't resolve through the configuration setup. Nigel was 100% driven to get this sorted for us and engaged with the inverter manufacturer. I don't think it was easy as they were based in Australia. The result was we were provided with a replacement inverter that was of a much higher spec than the one we had originally purchased. Great result.

    We're really happy with the outcome and support Nigel provided through the whole process. Thanks, we really appreciate your dedication to looking after your customers. I have no hesitation what so ever in recommending Nigel and Solar Guys

    Rating by: Michael  |  Rating posted: 8th Mar, 2023  |  Contact: Nigel  |  Job date: Mar, 2023
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    Michael8th Mar, 2023More details…
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    "Nigel was great to deal with and very helpful afterwards with any questions regarding the installation. "
    Rating by: Adriana  |  Rating posted: 20th Dec, 2022  |  Contact: Nigel  |  Job date: Jun, 2022
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    Adriana20th Dec, 2022More details…
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    "Fantastic service. always sharp pricing and very knowledgeable.
    Rating by: CALLUM  |  Rating posted: 5th Nov, 2022  |  Contact: Nigel Brook - Solar Guys  |  Job date: Oct, 2021
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    "110 % all over including the wines "
    Rating by: Clive  |  Rating posted: 3rd Nov, 2022  |  Contact: Nigel Brooks  |  Job date: Jun, 2022
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    "Nigel Brooks from Solar Guys has supplied an excellent off-the-grid solar system for our renovated farm cottage near Arthurs Pass. We went for 3 kw SMA inverters, 10 roof mounted panels and 12 kWatt hours (6kW effective) of lead crystal battery storage. It is amazing to be able to leave lights on in darker parts of the house and effortlessly toast a bit of bread or quickly boil a jug for a cuppa! (Our little 2kWatt generator had to step up to maximum revs to run the jug or toaster!)

    The system has been operating wonderfully for over a year now. I hadn’t heard of lead crystal batteries from any other suppliers – but Nigel suggested these, and they have worked well in the low temperatures we experience in the mountains. (Li Iron batteries apparently need to be above 4 degrees C to function safely /efficiently?).

    The most pleasing and unexpected aspect of the system is we often don’t need to light the woodstove / wetback to heat hot water – the PV system and a 1 kw element maintains the 270-litre cylinder at 60 degrees whenever the sun is out. (Since we have not internet, I turn the cylinder on and off manually depending on water temperature, battery charge, forecasted sunlight and likely usage). It’s great to arrive at the cottage and find the cylinder full of hot water and the fridge / freezer has been kept cold! The system has run all the builders power tools no problem.

    Nigel has been amazing in helping us on our solar journey – it took us several years of learning, planning and accumulating funds before we committed to his recommended system. Over this time he patiently answered my many questions and sent any required information. His service has been outstanding - beyond what one could expect from a larger company – answering teething problems and troubleshooting questions quickly and efficiently - often outside business hours (a number of these were due to us using a local electrician rather than the Solar Guy electricians).

    Nigel has been a pleasure to deal with – he does what he says he will. He knows the products he supplies, and his prices are fair and reasonable.

    I have no hesitation in recommending Nigel and Solar Guys to anyone considering a solar installation. David's comments 26/9/2022. System installed July 2021.

    Rating by: David  |  Rating posted: 26th Sep, 2022  |  Contact: Nigel Brook  |  Job date: Sep, 2022
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    David26th Sep, 2022More details…
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    "We found Nigel/Solar Guys extremely helpful and well experienced with providing us good, old fashioned, honest advice and service.
    They provided us with a complete Off Grid system that has performed seamlessly from the time it was commissioned.
    Excellent communication and spot on with design detail after several discussions about our requirements.
    Awesome technical backup and support.
    We chose Solar Guys because of the above attributes and the fact that they are local to us in the South Island .

    Absolutely genuine and no nonsense!

    Thanks Guys!
    Rating by: Craig  |  Rating posted: 25th Dec, 2021  |  Contact: Nigel Brook  |  Job date: Dec, 2021
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    Craig25th Dec, 2021More details…
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    "I ended up contacting these guys because I got a cowboy to put in my off grid solar system, Bryan Wilson from Geo Sun Ltd Christchurch. I gave this thief 60 grand to complete an off grid solar system. He couldn't get it to work so ran away to Christchurch and liquidated his company leaving me f.....! The worst part is my wife and I put him up in our house for nearly 2 weeks, feed him and didn't charge him a dime...slimy Canterbury w...….!

    I contacted Nigel who came down for a look to see what he could do to help. I found him to completely be no bull****, I told him what I wanted and he told me what I needed to do. There is and old saying you pay for what you get, it cost me over 40k to fix Bryan Wilsons f.... up.

    They completely rewired my array in the paddock which has 27 panels on it, stripped the whole system, 3 inverters off grid inverter and 5 battery pack which I think were sodium phosphate. We got rid of the cheap and brought in quality SMA products and lead acid batteries.

    All the previous gear he sold for me through his shop website for me with a handling fee of 10%, I only took a hit of around 5k.

    I now have 50kw of battery power and a system that would drive a space ship, I have the new D6 off grid generator for back up as the previous one installed by Bryan Wilson caught fire.

    We purchased a spa pool last week and it draws the power and our system nails its. Once they finished the job there was never any need for them to come back to fix things, it has run faultless, however they also monitor your system remotely for you. I thoroughly recommend Nigel Brooks and Solar Guys if you are putting in a solar system as they know their trade and their are no hidden costs.

    Rating by: Nathan  |  Rating posted: 23rd Dec, 2021  |  Contact: Nigel Brook , Amos from Solar Guys  |  Job date: Aug, 2020
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    Nathan23rd Dec, 2021More details…
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    "Professional , experienced and genuine.
    Highly recommend Solar guys for your next PV install , world class service and high quality equipment
    Rating by: Chris  |  Rating posted: 18th Dec, 2021  |  Contact: Nigel   |  Job date: Dec, 2021
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    Chris18th Dec, 2021More details…
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    "Nigel did a great job redoing the solar at our holiday cabin. We needed something to run the lights, water pump and appliances. Works a charm. "
    Rating by: Anna  |  Rating posted: 12th Dec, 2021  |  Contact: Nigel  |  Job date: Dec, 2021
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    Anna12th Dec, 2021More details…
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    "Nigel and the team at Solar Guys put together a brilliant PV system for us. Their advice and support has been outstanding and I would strongly recommend them to anyone looking to set up/install a solar array."
    Rating by: Ian  |  Rating posted: 12th Dec, 2021  |  Contact: Nigel Brook  |  Job date: Dec, 2021
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Primary contact
Nigel Brook

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Physical address
608 Hillside Road,

About us
We are a Dunedin based, New Zealand company, Solar Guys, with Paul, who is also the CEO of the family electrical business, Victor Brown Electrical Ltd, which began in 1935. Paul has worked extensively, overseas, on a variety of electrical projects, giving him a vast knowledge base, in the electrical field. Nigel, has more than thirty years experience in the solar industry, and is interested in anything that can save energy. We both have considerable experience with solar electric systems, in both grid connected and off grid systems and are familiar with most types of batteries. We are happy to share our knowledge to ensure your electrical project meets your specific requirements.

What we do
Need someone local to provide, clear, personalised advice you can trust? Then Solar Guys is for you..

We created SolarGuys NZ to help you get a personalised solution to your needs. To provide you honest, genuine advice when navigating the opportunities of solar. To give you peace of mind using a local business that will be here for you when you need us most.

We’ve seen a lot of poor solar installs and heard from clients not getting the results promised. The solar market is a minefield, we want you to get the best possible result and outcome for your home. Not a one size fits all, ‘she’ll be right’approach.

Categories we service
Solar power, Solar panels, Solar Hot water

Areas we service
Winton Area, Wanaka Area, Tokanui Area, Te Anau Area, Stewart Is, Southland Region, Roxburgh Area, Riverton Area, Ranfurly Area, Queenstown Area, Palmerston Area, Otautau Area, Oamaru Area, Milton Area, Lumsden Area, Lawrence Area, Invercargill Area, Gore Area, Edendale Area, Dunedin North, Dunedin City, Dunedin Area, Cromwell Area, Balclutha Area, Alexandra Area

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