Testimonials From Our Customers

“In July 2017 my partner and I decided we wanted to invest in a solar system for our recently purchased house. So I did some personal research and went to various websites that automatically put you in touch with 3 businesses to get quotes. One of the recommended businesses put in touch with me was OTI Power which led to us meeting with Peter McLaren to discuss what we wanted and everything involved in purchasing/installing a solar system. After getting various quotes from difference organisations my partner and I had to wait a few months before we could proceed any further but during that time I staying in touch with Peter, relaying to him what my own personal research suggested I should choose in relation to inverters and panels and Peter would share from his experience what he felt were the best options. We didn’t want a cheap system. We wanted high quality at a reasonable price. By October 2017 we had decided we were ready to book installation with OTI Power. We choose OTI Power for a couple reasons. Firstly Peter offered sound advice on the choice of panels and inverters but still respected it was my choice and provided various quotes based on these choices. Secondly Peter assured me that OTI Power would deliver excellent after sales service. This was the major reason for choosing OTI Power. It’s now February 2018 and we are extremely happy we chose OTI Power. The installation took place in late October. Installation was fast and hassle free. We chose the inverter and panels Peter recommended and have been extremely happy with the performance. We have had an issue recently with fluctuating voltage levels coming from the Energex grid and as promised Peter got the issue resolved within 24 hours (Note this issue was not any fault of the inverter or panels. It just needed some settings adjusted to compensate for the fluctuating voltage in the grid). Firstly thank you to Peter for the great customer service. Secondly to anyone who reads this I highly recommend OTI Power. Buying a solar system is a long term investment (not just a one off purchase) and Peter offers excellent after sales service ”
– Jeff Bartlett, Pacific Pines
“I would like to express my gratitude to Peter McLaren at OTI Power for the recent installation of my Solar System. From my first phone call to Peter until after the whole system was up and going, I experienced nothing but understanding, consideration and professional advice from Peter and his expert team. On the day of installation, the team were punctual and explained everything that was to be done. There was no payments changing hands until I was 100% happy with the product and service. I have been able to contact Peter on several occasions without feeling that I am being a nuisance. The after sales service and advice has been second to none. He has gone above and beyond my expectations of assistance and advice. I cannot wait until I receive my first full quarter power account to see the difference this product has made. I will be recommending Peter and OTI Power for any solar installation. 100% happy with my choice. ”
– Helen Stibbard, Springfield QLD.
“Special Equipment had OTI Power install a 305kW solar system late February, 2017. We found the company very professional, polite and considerate. The system is working very well and saving us around $7,000-$8,000 each month. Paul Blake was very helpful in dealing with power authorities and went above and beyond in answering any of our queries. I have no hesitation in recommending Paul Blake and his company to any prospective purchaser of solar power systems”
– Tony Gallagher, Director – Special Equipment, Brisbane.
“We have just had our solar power system installed by your company. We just wanted to let you know how happy we were with the service & professionalism of Peter McLaren, your office staff & your installation team. Peter guided us through every step & explained the whole process in terms we could understand & once we signed the paperwork we were given an installation date. On install day the team turned up bang on time & did an amazing job leaving no mess. We are so glad that we chose your company & would like to thank Peter & all the team at Oti Power. You certainly delivered above & beyond our expectations & we would have no hesitations recommending your company to future clients. In fact our own next door neighbours were so impressed they signed up the day after ours was installed!” 
– Greg & Tara Langeveld, Maudsland, Gold Coast.

“My experience with Paul Blake has been one that I could not fault. Beginning with the first phone call they have been open and a pleasure to deal with. All questions were dealt with promptly and the pricing was competitive from the start. Installation was organised in a very timely manner and completed with the utmost professionalism. I was very impressed with the care taken by the installers to do the job right, finish cleanly and in a friendly manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Paul Blake to anyone. This is in no small part due to their customer support commencing with the initial consultation to the installation of the system including the after sales support. It is refreshing to deal a company that is an exception to those taking the consumers’ money and ignoring any responsibility.”

–  Vince, Brisbane.
“I recently had a 3kw Solar System installed at my house in Sydney by OTI Power. The installation went very smoothly, their professional installers did a great job and the system is running very efficiently, in fact, more efficiently that I expected.
Special mention should go to Harrison Blake, OTI’s representative. He came to my home, clearly and concisely outlined their proposal and how that would best suit my needs. He has been very supportive throughout the whole process and continues to be.  I would have no hesitation in recommending OTI Power to anyone considering a solar system.”
– Russell, Naremburn.

“Dear Harrison,

Thank you sincerely for the professionalism you have displayed in presenting your company’s products and services and the way you have handled the whole process from ordering through the installation. I would also like to commend your installation team who were friendly and efficient.
Thanks again I would recommend you to anyone that was interested in going solar.”
– Rob & Megan Brown

“After applying online for Solar panel information and quotes, within a few minutes Paul had contacted me and was happy to answer questions that were important to my decision making. An appointment was made to discuss the process. Paul arrived promptly and explained the options available. At no time did I feel pressured to purchase and Paul was adamant that I be comfortable with my choice and stay within my budget. This clearly is what you would expect from a company wanting business but this had not been the response from other groups who contacted me. Paul is a business man who is passionate about his monitoring of and ongoing involvement in the system put in place.

His team were terrific, efficient and pleasant and the panels look great. I am very pleased with the whole experience and recommend Paul and his team without reservation.”

– Linda, Doolandella.

“In need of a suitable solar system I made contact with OTI Power who introduced me to Peter McLaren. From day 1 Peter showed outstanding professionalism and a commitment to exceed my expectations. Unlike other solar companies Peter took the time to visit my premises and analyse firsthand a suitable solar configuration that would be feasible for my home. He clearly explained the equipment, including detailed discussion around solar cells, market sentiments, technologies and inverters available for installation while articulating the pros and cons of each  configuration. Peter’s level of communication was excellent and the overall speed of delivery from initial consultation to finalised installation of an operating solar system all completed within 2 weeks!

Peter and the OTI team have maintained contact with me since installation and have monitored my power output and system operation closely as well as suggesting alternative power supply options to further reduce my power bills and increase efficiency on my domestic power usage during peak and off-peak times. I wish to thank Peter and the team for their outstanding commitment to customer service and assisting delivery of an extremely cost efficient solar power supply to my home. I strongly recommend OTI Power to anyone looking to get into the solar market.”

–  James, Sandgate.
“We found Paul to be very helpful and knowledgeable in advising us on the selection and installation of our solar panel system. Having access to the roof top views of our house gave us clear guide to the layout and sizing of our system. The installation process was very smooth and Paul has provided excellent follow-up and ongoing advice. Thanks Paul, solar has fulfilled our expectations and we look forward to a secure energy future.”
– Les, Glenview.
“Excellent job from Beginning to end. Once installed, the follow-up has been exceptional. Months down the track to ensure we are obtaining the best value with our solar system installation. Would strongly recommend OTI Power to anyone thinking of investing in a Solar System.”
– Ken Kirwan, Owner/Director of Daves Transport, Sunshine Coast.
When Peter McLaren came out to give me a quote I found him to the most professional of people that we had at our home for these quotes. His information that he presented was so easy for me to understand . This is a large investment so I investigated different solar companies before I committed this time as the first time I put solar on my old house I was left for dead when things went wrong..I say again , many thanks for the service . I would also like to point out that Paul and Peter are so easy to contact if and when I had dumb questions even if these questions were out of hours.After we were installed with OTI solar it became a competition between a mate a I who generated the most power. My mate had the same amount of “panels” on the roof with exactly the same inverter but I generate more power than him due to the quality of the panels you supplied . This was monitored by our wi fi set up on my phone. I would highly recommend your company to any others who are thinking of this investment . From presentation to installation all of your people showed me a high level of commitment and professionalism.
– Dallas Collins, Jacobs Well.
  “We decided on installing solar early this year (2016) and called for three quotes. We met with all three operators and received full details and written quotes for the system we were looking for. We selected Paul Blake, who was not the cheapest of the three, but we found Paul to be more straight-forward, knowledgeable, helpful and believable than the others. He explained the difference between available components, and the importance of a professional installation which gave us the confidence to choose his company ahead of the others. Since the installation, Paul has been in regular contact to see how everything is operating, and how our charges for electricity are comparing to the time before solar was connected. Since then we have recommended Paul to friends and neighbours, and will continue to do so. Needless to say, we are delighted with the advice, the installation and the outcome.”
– Lloyd and Janie, Alderley.
“When I received the largest power bill I could imagine some years ago, I decided to research solar power. I quickly found it seemed to be unregulated with all sorts of promises, statements and a huge difference in costs for what seem to be the same home solar systems. After getting the run around from some of the cheaper providers, I stumbled over Paul Blake who offered to actually come to my house and audit what we had and then advise what is required. Paul was professional and personable and completely transparent with his no obligation advice. We decided to proceed with Paul’s recommendations, paying for a mid range system. The installation was prompt and my power bills reduced by more than what Paul suggested. Not only that, Paul followed up over the next 6 months a few times to ensure we were happy with how the system was performing. I have no hesitation in recommending Paul and solar systems in general.”
– Geoff McWilliam, Director.
“Over the past 2 years we have used Paul Blake to provide a solar electric generating system for our Valley offices as well as for my home. Dealing with Paul Blake has made the process incredibly easy. Work was done on time and to budget, which was very competitive. Their installers were both proficient as well as very respectful to both our employees and our neighbours. As an architect, I cannot fault the standard of trade work. Paul continued with after sale service and has been extremely helpful with authorities and power suppliers. He assisted us to recently change power suppliers to further bene t our power costs. I would recommend Paul and his company to any prospective purchaser of solar power systems and management, both domestic and commercial.”
– Kevin Hayes, FRAIA / BArch UQ Director.

“Paul Blake maximized the returns from our existing Solar installations and added more where it was justified. I was impressed Paul went to the trouble of installing a monitoring system to establish exactly what we needed and their recommendations turned out to be very accurate. We now have close to 100KW generating net income of $35-40k per annum, as most was installed when the 44c Fed feed-in subsidy applied. We are saving another $20k on current consumption. If you are paying over 20c per KW, Solar in Qld works out at a return of close to 20% per annum, to me it’s a no-brainer.”

– Raymond Smith, Managing Director.

“Buying solar is a bit like buying a secondhand car…….every salesperson reckons their product is the best, but few could really back up their claims. When we met Paul Blake we were impressed with his product knowledge and his ability to back up claims with real data and case studies. He explains everything in detail, and provides excellent service. We are fairly high users of domestic electricity. We installed a 6kw system 18 months ago, and our quarterly bill has dropped from an average $950 to $330, a huge reduction. We can recommend Paul as a true solar professional.”

– Martin and Gabriel, Stafford Heights.
“After renovating my house which included two heated pools (one indoor and one outdoor), three phase power conversion, 4 ducted air systems which run continuously, I decided to wait and see how this renovation would affect my Electrical Bill; to my surprise it went up from $1000 to $3500 per quarter. After a year I started getting a little apprehensive about paying these large Electrical bills each quarter and decided to enquire more about Solar. I already had a little 1.5KW Solar system on the roof (6 panels) which I put on 10 years ago but it wasn’t even making a dent into my current Bill.  
 I had a couple of Residential Type solar installers approach me, saying you need a 5KW system which they claimed was the largest you can put on your house and the cost would be $12K, but I knew this wouldn’t do much either, I needed something much greater than this. Then I was at the 19th Hole having a beer at my golf club with Peter McLaren, who said he was into Solar, So I showed him my bill and he said mate your need a 18kw system which will produce you daily around 80 to 120kwh, I now have 62 solar panels on my roof and a 15KW 3 phase inverter. 
 When Peter told me the price for what I was getting compared to the other deals other installers were saying, his offer was only slightly more that the much smaller 5Kw system once the STC rebate was deducted. I agreed to it straight up and seriously it was one of the best decisions I have made this year. I wake up every morning eager to go out and look at the electrical meter to see how much money I have made and how much money I have saved, and during the day the meter doesn’t move at all. I tell you, I think those electrical retail providers are a sham, Solar is the future for sure. 
 The OTI Service Technicians Sam and Tom were excellent qualified electricians and they were trustworthy in my house, they even did a couple of extra odd jobs for me such as install some power points in my bedroom. They finished the entire install in a day and they didn’t leave until the job was finished, operational and commissioned.Peter was very professional and managed the process end to end, and made several communications with me to ensure I was comfortable during the course of the whole job.  Even the Boss, Paul Blake came past twice, pre and post job to ensure everything went smoothly. 
OTI is a very professional outfit to do business with.I look forward to taking my Home completely off grid later this year once the three phase storage batteries become available. Thanks again OTI Power.”
– Tyrone Taylor, Helensvale.
“We would highly recommend OTI Power for their proficiency and genuine interest in creating the most beneficial usage and savings from our solar system. After sales service has been outstanding with several visits to the property and attaining the best power deal available in todays market. We would like to thank Peter and his team for their professionalism, honesty and would strongly recommend OTI Power.”
– Graeme & Jane Powell.