Solar Electric installations are a McNae Electrical Solutions speciality. Hear what some of our customers have to say...

Donna and Mark Whale

In October 2016 Donna and Mark Whale decided to install solar on the roof of their shed. Here is what Donna had to say about their installation...

Tim and Kathriona

Tim and Kathriona talk about solar on a beautiful autumn day...


John & Jan Brooks, Pohangina

We were designing a new house and made the decision to install a photovoltaic solar array. After spending some time investigating the options, we called McNae Electrical Solutions for advice. Martin came out to our site and we discussed the options - full off-grid, supplementary power generation, water heating systems, metering etc. McNae Electrical Solutions provided a complete service, specifying the most suitable array and location on the building, coordinating with our builders (for whom this was a first), installing the array on the roof, arranging for the import/export meter and commissioning the system once the power line to the house was installed. Everything went very smoothly. Complete documentation was supplied: commissioning documents, wiring diagram, equipment specification sheets and certification.

The system we installed was a 12-panel Yingli array with micro inverters and nominal 3 kW output, facing almost due North with a 22 degree tilt. To improve utilisation of the generated power, we also installed a timer on the hot water cylinder, so that it is drawing power during the most productive part of the day. So far, this has worked well, with no shortage of hot water. The system also has a monitoring system that sends data to Enphase Energy. This allows us to monitor our hourly, daily and monthly power production through an online interface.

The service provided by Martin from McNae Electrical Solutions was excellent and we are very satisfied with our solar power system.

Dean & Adele

We had a 1.5 KW system installed in September, just a few months after making initial enquiries at the Manawatu Home Show.
We felt supported through the entire process in terms of advice, regarding finance (eco loan opportunities with rebates) and the step by step, plain English guidance provided about what would happen, who would do it, and when. The steps which we were required to undertake ourselves were clear and easy, (making decisions about power companies etc.).

The installation was non-invasive and trouble free and the benefits of solar power were immediate. To maximise our generation, we did alter some of our power usage behaviour – using appliances when the sun was shining rather than in the evening so we were using our generated power rather than purchasing off the power company.

McNae Electrical Solutions were amazing to deal with and no email went unanswered for any length of time. We were totally impressed with how easy the whole process was and in the 5 months since we have had the system installed we have generated as much power as we have used!

Mr & Mrs Anderson, West End

At first we were a bit nervous about the whole idea of solar. We contacted Martin from McNae Electrical who was very pleasant to deal with and took the time to find out what we really needed rather than just offering a “one size fits all” solution.

The installation of our system was seamlessly easy. McNae Electrical Solutions showed up exactly when they said they would, the estimate was accurate and the workmen doing the job were professional and pleasant. The communication from start to finish was superb including the closing out paper work.

The savings we have made have been in line with what was indicated and it is no longer a stress to receive the monthly bill. Installing solar is a significant investment, therefore selecting a company who are reliable, knowledgeable and trustworthy to work with you through the process is critical.

We found McNae Electrical Solutions to be all of these things.

Bob Barton, Levin

Having Solar Panels in the UK prior to moving to New Zealand I was already aware of the environmental benefits Solar would bring, and of the savings in power generation costs.
The Solar Power system from McNae Electrical Solutions with its independent micro-inverters greatly improves the energy that can be drawn from the panels. It also is a very safe system because of the low voltage DC circuits.

The installation was done quickly and professionally by experienced and courteous staff who explained in detail how the system operates. We were also left with plenty of information to read at our leisure.

I would not hesitate in recommending McNae Electrical Solutions to any person interested in what I believe to be the best Solar Panel System on the market today, and at a very fair price.

No short cuts with McNae Electrical Solutions—a first class installation that should see my wife and I through our retirement, WELL DONE.

Patrick & Amanda Biggs, Palmerston North

We had been interested in the potential of solar generated electricity for many years. We provided information on our electricity usage and McNae Electrical Solutions then gave us a free appraisal as to whether photovoltaics would work at our property.

Once we accepted the quote, it was only a matter of weeks before Martin from McNae and his team were installing the panels on our roof. The work that McNae Electrical did for us stood out as exemplary and their professionalism meant that we have no hesitation in recommending them.

Now we would not consider living in a house without the ability to generate our own electricity.

Glen & Rosanne Eustace, Hokowhitu

Whilst looking forward to our retirement, we are working hard to reduce our outgoings. Our electricity usage is above average so we looked for ways to lower the cost. Solar seemed to be the best answer.

McNae Electrical Solutions helped us achieve our goal with good advice, great service and a vision for the future.


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