TCK solar

WORKING WITH US — the nitty-gritty

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WORKING WITH US — the nitty-gritty
In Nearmap we can roughly estimate the amount of solar panels that will fit your roof.

Possible Layout of Solar System on the Roof

Accompanying your quote is your panel layout created by a service called Nearmap, where we are able to get a very accurate idea on the dimensions, orientation and pitch of your roof. Based on this, we have estimated how many solar panels we can fit and where to locate them. Until the day of the installation this cannot be 100% guaranteed as sometimes unforeseen things like pipes, aerials, or shading, etc. makes it advisable to shift the panels around. Our installers will discuss this on the day with you as they have the safety gear to access your roof. Even during a site visit it is sometimes not possible due to OHS reasons to take a detailed measurement of your available roof area.

Site Visit

Our service includes a free site visit, Monday to Friday within 50km of Melbourne GPO (a consultation fee may apply to site visits outside of this zone or times). A site visit includes the presentation of our products and a discussion about the different options available, assessing panel & inverter location, reviewing shading impacts, ensuring the switchboard is suitable as well as a quick energy audit on your place. To book a site visit, get in touch with us.

Workmanship and Safety

Workmanship and additional components are backed by our five-year products and workmanship warranty. Every DC-connection we protect in a UV-resistant HD conduit has a 25-year UV-guarantee for additional safety and durability, 6 sq mm solar cabling ensuring minimal cable losses (our cable losses are less than 1%).

Even the original MC4-plugs in our installations are known for their solid connection with minimal losses. And for your added safety, the array has its own isolator on the roof under a special aluminium sun cover, and safety switches installed on either side (DC and AC) of the inverter.

Enphase microinverter convert DC power into AC energy at panel level, making it ultimately safer not only for our installers, but also for your roof.

Switchboard

When installing a solar system, regulations require an up-to-date switchboard. If there are items which are not compliant, the electrical inspector will not pass the job and therefore not supply us with the Certificate of Electrical Safety (CES).

During the site visit we can give you an indication whether we think that a switchboard alteration/upgrade is required but we cannot guarantee this. On the morning of the installation our licensed electrician will inform you if any alterations are required (if you have doubts, we can take photos and send them to our electrician, or you can consult an electrician of your choice). These alterations/switchboard upgrades are at your expense and can either be done by our electrician on the day of the solar installation at a discounted rate or an electrician of your choice. If slab heating or electric hot water systems exist on site it is likely that additional timer switches and further alterations to the switchboard are required.

Timo and customer looking at switchboard
From left to right a screen shot of the different monitoring softwares, Enphase, SolarEdge and Tesla. There are more screens with more detailed information available on each app.

Monitoring

All of our systems can be easily monitored through apps that are available for Android, as well as IOS, or via their respective websites. Solaredge lets you monitor each panel via its optimisers. Enphase microinverters communicate their gains as well as consumptions via the Enphase Envoy to their app. Tesla batteries let you monitor your system’s performance, as well as energy storage, energy use, and how much gets put into or pulled out of the grid.

You do not have to keep an eye on your system at all times though, as we are doing it. We will monitor your system and will get in touch with you, if we find a fault or are noticing any inconsistencies that should not occur. We got you covered.

Payment terms

Terms and Conditions

Click on the button below to download TCK Solar’s terms and conditions. They have been tailored to our product and services. A copy will be attached to our pro-forma invoice.

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Testimonial

Emilie Heurtevent
Emilie Heurtevent
2023-12-04
Perfect experience with TCK from start to finish! Totally recommend them!
Radmila Stefanovic
Radmila Stefanovic
2023-11-19
Just fantastic! From getting a quote, to the whole process of instalation, just effortless. Our roof is a tricky one, and where nobody else would even talk to us, TCK came through. Would recommend to everyone. They kept us informed every step of the way, held our hand for all things. Boys installing the panels and battery were amazing, quick and clean. Admin/accounts girls were quick to respond, explain and act. Thanks TCK team
David Cugley
David Cugley
2023-07-25
The service was outstanding. The installers were very informative and accommodating. As usually the work was up to the excellent standard expected from TCK
Brendan Dagge
Brendan Dagge
2023-07-25
TCK Solar have been professional and knowledgeable on each occasion I have used them, happy to recommend.
Justin Cartwright
Justin Cartwright
2023-03-28
After a disappointing experience with another solar provider, I approached TCK to enquire about improving upon an existing solar system. They were happy to work with me and sort everything out with minimal fuss! Am very happy with their work!
Robert Owen
Robert Owen
2023-02-16
Out of all the trades I have dealt with throughout our build, I have to say TCK have been the best. Nothing is too difficult, they are flexible, all the tradespeople are friendly, knowledgeable, patient and you get a sense they treat each install as if it was their own place. A pleasure to deal with.
Mark Romanoli
Mark Romanoli
2023-01-16
A really good company, the Solar Panels installed were of a high quality which is what I wanted and all the installers that came on site were friendly and professional. So this all culminated into a high quality installation.
David W
David W
2023-01-16
TCK Solar is a great company. I am so happy to have them install my solar panels. Everyone is very nice and professional. They are absolutely my favourite team and I recommend them to everyone.
Janet Colman
Janet Colman
2023-01-10
I am extremely happy with the Tesla Battery and VPP end-result due to my TCK sales and installation special people. The only reason I have given 4 and not 5 stars is because of the rebate/software/admin difficulties with the online forms which occurred between Vic Solar, Tesla and TCK. The situation was eventually identified and rectified by some good problem-solving people who I eventually found at all three entities. I cannot fault my lovely and helpful TCK sales and installation people, and the Tesla and Vic Solar "trouble-shooters." They got me (and battery) there, the sun is finally shining and my electricity bills with Energy Locals are incredibly reduced. Thank you!
Peter Ross
Peter Ross
2022-11-08
We had a 4.27kw system fitted on a small inner city townhouse by TCK solar. Due to the small size of our roof, we opted for a high end system with micro-inverters. Of the 3 quotes we received TCK was the most expensive but gave us the most KW. The quoting process was very smooth after a site visit was arranged. Timo answered a lot of my questions during the site visit. Installation was very smoothly done over 2 days, with everyone turning up on time and leaving the house in a neat and tidy state. The installation looks great despite having to do a lengthy cable run on the outside of the house. As we had lots of rain after the installation, can safely assume there was no damage to the roof. After installation TCK have been very thorough in chasing up the retailer and safety inspector. Pricing: expensive but not unreasonable for what we received. Quality: excellent Service: excellent

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