Our experience with Australian Wind and Solar has been exceptional. Our place is entirely off the grid, with a system designed by Adam to perfectly suit our needs. We've got a 5kw system with 5kw inverter, 20 solar panels and a back up petrol generator. We designed our house to be mindful of energy demands - with ceiling fans, LED lighting, a wood fire heater and natural gas cooking and hot water back up. We certainly haven't had to compromise our behavior or aesthetics too much to make an off grid system work for us - we have all the mod cons and use them without too much thought. The great thing is, since we set up ourselves up to be low impact from the start, we barely have to think about our energy usage, so the occasional use of the electric blanket or welder is guilt free. In our first two and a half years in our place, we've had maybe 3 instances where we've had to rely on the generator. We've been through 3 gas bottles. The handy app is a great way to monitor our use, though we rarely need to. According to the tracking, we apparently avoid over 5 tonnes of CO2 a year from energy use alone just for the fact that we're using solar. Adam has been phenomenal. He's only ever a phone call away and ready to answer any questions we have at any time of the day or night, and has ducked past to check on things more than once. We're extremely happy to recommend these guys if you're thinking about an off grid system. Guilt free power and never again having to pay an energy bill are a great perk, and the confidence of having the support of Adam and the crew is fantastic.
When I was quite young, I was fascinated by the idea and challenges of living "self-sufficient". Of course that never happened. When my husband and I were in our 20s, we drove by wind turbines each lay strangely placed alongside an eastern suburbs arterial road, and each I wished for a windmill of our own. We are now in our 60s and our lives had very nearly passed us by, when last year we found a beautiful block of land in South Australia, which we were fortunate enough to be able to buy. If only for the duration of our retirement, we feel our lives are starting again. In our excitement we contacted Australian Wind and Solar, met with Adam and said yes to an "off grid" power system. Once committed we couldn't wait, but finally, up drove Adam, with two of his crew and a ton or four of equipment. It turned out, by the end of the week, they had not forgotten a single thing - not a screw or a spanner. That was so impressive and very professional.
Then it was a week of furious construction, each day from dawn till dusk. The three of them were friendly, hardworking and totally on top of their fields of expertise, and despite me hanging around to take lots of photos and my husband getting in close to see exactly what they were doing, they did not complain once - I guess that their own enthusiasm for the technology meant that they sort of understood our emotional investment. And now, we are just a little bit "self-sufficient", with no power bills for the rest of our lives (something we can pass on to our daughter and her children) and that makes us feel pretty damn good. By the way, I was born in Holland, and windmills are in my blood, and all now that we have one of our own, all I can say is - solar is good, but wind is better!
Kingston, South Australia
With the partnership and generosity from Adam Falzon of Australian Wind and Solar, a subsidiary of Adant Services Group, there was an offer to meet our grant dollar-for-dollar. The school will spend the DEECD grant of $10k on the 1.5 kW Horizontal Axis turbine, while ADANT Services Group will generously supply labour and installation for free. In optimal conditions, the wind turbine is able to generate 24kWh of electricity per day. Based on the power curve diagram below and our average wind speeds we will generate 5,880 kWh per annum. This will help offset our data projector consumption, which currently is 12 projectors x 5 hours x 190 active school days per year. The total is 4,560 kWh. Which is maximum usage calculation and average wind speed power output. We are very happy to offset this electricity usage in order to power the school?s data projectors which are the main learning interfaces within the classrooms.
Anthony Carter & Theo Hartman
Coburg Senior High School
Adam and his team installed a 1 Kw turbine on our roof after working with us executing our grant responsibilities over the past year. Their diligence, availability and creative management was a breath of fresh air. They always provided prompt communication, were able to find solutions and envision possibilities. We look forward to working with them on more projects in the future. We cannot recommend them highly enough!
High School Sustainability Coordinator
We have just had an Off grid solar and wind system installed by Australian wind and solar and could not be happier. Right from the first contact with this company we felt we had made the right choice, no pressure to buy it was all dealt with in a relaxed, professional and informative style. It was never an inconvenience for them to drive an hour and a half from Melbourne to inspect the property and then make recommendations on what sort of a tailored system would suit us best. In just the 8 weeks of having the system we have had substantial savings in fuel costs for power generation, we look forward to further savings and the silent production of energy. I would recommend Australian Wind And Solar for all your power generation needs.
John & Yvonne Murchison
Whilst most solar installers seem content to provide out of the box solutions and throw a few panels on the roof, these guys took the time to consult and propose a tailored, innovative solution for our needs. The end result for us speaks for itself, true meaningful power savings with a solar install designed to meet our specific needs. Very happy with the system. Thank you!
Anthony and Karen
Grid, off-grid hybrid solar installation - Deniliquin
I can't thank you enough for your professionalism. Your company is impressive. Thank you again for the time and effort you put into my design. I will be talking to you in a few years. Thank you for driving to Portland to help me. It was lovely meeting you.
Solar Quote, Portland
Very very happy with the install. The crew were great and thoroughly professional.
Mount Martha, Victoria
Australian wind and solar are professionals !! When it came to doing their site analysis, everything was explained, even things I thought were not important. We were so happy to have a fully qualified and endorsed consultant explain to us what we really needed. Thank you Australian wind and solar.
Gary and Doreen
Very professional service, information was very informative and accurate didn't push for the dearer option which surprised us would recommend them to anyone
Peter & Jennine
A HUGE thankyou to you guys!!! took the time to provided me with information that i couldn't find anywhere else. Answered all of my questions. Very grateful
Thanks heaps to Australian Wind And Solar ! Your guys took the time to discuss the most suitable system for our property. We are extremely impressed with the quality of their work. We are now producing more electricity than we use, Wow! Keep up the good work and we would highly recommend you.
Tania & Charlie
A massive thank-you to Australian Wind and Solar for the installation of our 5kw Solar Panel System. You were very helpful and thorough in working out a system which perfectly suited our needs and most importantly explained step by step how it works. Your prompt service has made this a very smooth transition and we are looking forward to reaping the rewards. We already have recommended you to our family and friends.
Donna & Andrew
Solar Energy, Gordon
Our property was after a new wind turbine and the AWS team were nothing but professional, informative and very helpful to providing me all the technical specifications and guidance on our best options. From sales to installation and now after sales help, I could not recommend them highly enough. I would like to thank AWS for helping me with my renewable energy solutions. I will not hesitate to go back when my system needs help again.
I am writing to you about your Wind Generator AWS 400 which I fitted to my yacht a while ago on the stern. I have been really impressed with its capacity in most winds and its ease of installation and the Back Up your firm supplies to myself and others. The Generator is really quite for being on a yacht where you can hear everything through the Hull. Thanks for your assistance and Knowledge of your Product. Santosha II
AWS400 on yacht
The extension of our PV system and the installation of the battery storage, by the AWS team, was performed very professionally. The system is performing as expected. The knowledge and support provided is to a very high standard. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Would I use them again ? definitely! Trevor and Colleen Melton, Victoria
Had my 1.5kw wind turbine installed last week and after all the issues of council permits the turbine is now installed and working beautifully. The professional team at AWS were great to deal with and came out three times in the initial tweaking of the system due to teathing issues. I was extremely grateful for Adam's help last Sunday in optimising the system and answered all my concerns. I look forward to our continued relationship and would definitely recommend them to anyone installing a turbine.
1.5kw wind turbine install
Thanks very much, very impressed with the product and service we have received.
Very happy to have found you Adam,System repaired and working properly after original installers failed to do things properly, and manufacturer would not supply parts. all sorted with out fuss and bother and installed new controller. Many thanks to Adam & Ian. Appreciate having a good working system -----working properly again.
Graham & Lindy Connell
wind and solar stand alone system, Kyneton Victoria