What people are saying about Solar Works
We were unhappy with the operation of our solar water heating system which was installed in 2006. On the advice of our electrician we contacted Greg who did a site visit, confirmed our system was not operating well and found that our hot water tank had a slight leak. So we had to do something! Greg gave us excellent advice and what were very accurate costings for a new system. Greg was totally reliable, communicated very well and installed the new system carefully and efficiently and with the minimum of disruption to us. We recommend him with no hesitation.
Stewart and Christine Reid, Waikane - August 2019
Thanks for assisting and rectifying our solar solution. Your knowledge and professional attitude make dealing with you very easy. Thanks for travelling all the way to help us.
Terence Ng - August 2018
The Kingspan solar water heating system specified by our house designers was installed by the plumbing contractors employed on the house build. The system never worked properly and the plumbers were not able to rectify the problems. We employed Solar Works to inspect the system, repair the faults and re-commission the system.
Solar works came and carried out the work in a very prompt, competent and professional manner.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Solar works for any solar work you may be planning.
Ian Buchanan, Buchanan Building Ltd - July 2018
Greg is a superior technician who understands solar systems. He has had 12 years' experience with Solar thermal.
Forman Building systems have on multiple occasions requested that Greg visit sites should a system not be working at optimum level and he has a 100% strike rate in solving and refurbishing a system to restore optimum performance.
I can without hesitation state that Greg is our number 1 installer in New Zealand.
Mike Budd, Forman Building Systems Business Manager - February 2016
Having known and worked closely with Greg for nearly three years now I can say that he is easily one of the best solar thermal installers that I have worked with in New Zealand. The reason for this success is his attention to detail and workmanship.
David Cregg, Former Kingspan Environmental National Sales Manager NZ - February 2016
We recently had our solar water system fail. After several weeks of trying to get plumber/s turn up that were contracted to the local Kapiti company who originally installed the system I turned to Greg after being recommended by someone I know who had recently used him to install their Solar Power system. Greg came to the rescue promptly, turned up when he said he would, fixed the system and followed up afterwards. Wonderful service, explained everything - highly recommend him.
Colleen & Charlie Ives, Peka Peka Beach - August 2015
Highly recommend Solar Works for solar hot water installation. No problem was too great and installation on the roof and inside tidily and professionally done and looks great as well. The evacuated glass tubes are a technological marvel. A Solar hot water system, especially with rising power prices, is a no brainer and I endorse Greg to do the job.
Alistair, Lower Hutt - Nov 2014
After putting up with a Solar System installed by another company that had never worked since day one, it was an absolute pleasure to deal with Greg and now have the Solar System generate more kW of heating than it ever has and no more issues!
Greg quickly identified what was wrong and what was required to get it up and running again. Fantastic knowledge of the Solar technology. Quotes for the work were exactly as advised and we were kept up to date with progress every step along the way.
Can't recommend Greg enough if you are considering a Solar installation/maintenance or general plumbing work!
Steve & Maree, Waikawa Beach - Nov 2014
What differentiates Solar Works from the competition is their level of customer service. There are many companies that will sell you a generic cookie-cutter solar pv solution. Not Solar Works. They took the time to visit the site several times to ensure te design was appropriate for our needs and their communication during the install process was excellent. I am happy to recommend Solar Works for your solar pv install. My recent power bill for December and January was a $6 credit!
Will Huthnance, Wellington - Jan 2014
Greg was always helpful and professional and always willing to go the extra mile to get the best result.
Very happy with the outcome and the follow up.
Simon Minto, Mt Victoria, Wellington - Oct 16th 2013
We had a problem with our solar system. Greg promptly diagnosed and solved the problem. His customer service and professionalism were excellent. I would happily recommend his services to anyone.
Steve Yeoman, Crofton Downs - March 2013
We'd already heard good things from friends for whom Greg had installed an Azzurro solar system. Our needs were a bit different and Greg was quick to respond to our many questions and queries, helping us to fit the system into a tight space. We received quotes from other suppliers but felt Greg knew his product the best. Since installation Greg has initiated feedback from us and helped with any teething problems in a prompt and responsive way.
Andrew and Jo, Wellington - March 2013
We contacted Greg after our 7 year old solar water heating system began annoying the whole neighbourhood with a high pitched whining noise. Greg turned up and did some trouble shooting on our system despite it being one he hadn't installed and, in fact, it's one that's no longer available in NZ. We have struggled to get support for it after the company we purchased it from went out of business.
Thanks to Greg – he was able to work out what was going wrong and fix it that same day. He also improved how it was working and offered advice on what to do in the future – and all for a reasonable rate! We would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for someone with expertise on solar water heating systems.
Jon and Leigh Boyer, Kapiti Coast - Jan 2013
We were really impressed by the quality of the installation and your punctuality and will definitely recommend you to others.
Liz Winfield, Hataitai - Oct 2012
Greg is unfailingly reliable, pleasant to deal with, communicates well and collaborates well with other trades. Highly recommended.
Helen Colebrook, Karori - May 2012
We are at retirement age and feel the cold a bit more than we used to so a warm house is a must for us. The idea of collecting free heat from the sun attracted us to the concept of solar heating of water. Greg Winter and Azzuro Solar Ltd provided us with a first class solar heating system that performs really well. Surplus hot water not needed for domestic use is used to heat our floor. We have the house at between 18 and 22 degrees all the time and up to the end of May we are still using only solar heat.
From an engineering background I was keen to ensure that we were getting value for money and a system that really would deliver. Azzuro Solar answered all of our questions about how the system would work and Greg did a great job providing the installation expertise.
No concerns for us if electricity prices go up, we have greatly reduced our need for using it.
Tony and Lorna Ward, Waikanae - May 2012
We are very pleased with the Azzuro installation that was undertaken by Greg. His work is of a very high standard; this was also the view of the builders on the site who were impressed with Greg's attention to detail. This is the second system that Greg has installed for us; you don't go back for more unless you are completely satisfied with his work.
Chris Munn, Peka Peka
It's amazing what you can do via email and mobile phones these days. Without ever meeting in person Greg was able to assess my rather antiquated hot water system (there was a zip involved that's all I'll say); and provided me with a well-articulated breakdown of what would be involved to bring my house into the 21st century. If I had any questions Greg was lovely to deal with. I never felt silly asking what might have been very obvious things to him. I'd recommend Greg to anyone wanting a polite, efficient and cost effective solution to their plumbing or hot water needs (and Greg didn't even pay me to add that bit!)
Sandy Gildea, Kilbirnie
We use Greg (Solarworks) for plumbing and gas fitting work at all our properties. He promptly visits a problem site and offers balanced advice including a choice of different cost solutions where available. His advice and workmanship are superb. He has even checked back on his work several years later to satisfy himself that all is still performing well - I can't imagine a better tradesperson.
David Irvine, Ngaio
Greg is the best tradesperson I've used. He listened to our requirements and took an interest in how to best do the job, offering options and advice. We needed him to install instant gas hot water, separate water supplies for a multi-tenancy property and relocate the laundry tub running new hot water. His workmanship is top notch. He was always on time and did a couple of extra jobs we asked no problem. After working, he would email with a status update of what was done and what was next. He also proactively cleared a blocked drain. He made our plumbing inspection go very smoothly. I'll definitely be using Greg for any more plumbing or gas fitting work. If you want quality work, hassle free and competitive pricing, look no further.
David Teague, Newlands
I contracted Solar Works Ltd on the recommendation of a neighbour to effect a minor repair to my home. I was so impressed with their integrity, the quality of their work and their obvious wide-ranging skills that I immediately contracted them to undertake further complicated and much more extensive work without feeling it necessary to tender elsewhere. Again, I was completely satisfied with the jobs done.
Robin A, Thorndon
Thoroughly professional and friendly service. Great workmanship and will happily have you back on our next job! Thanks.
Paul McBride/Sira Ballara
We are very pleased with the performance of the solar hot water system installed by Greg. The work was carried out in a very professional manner, and the system needs very little sunlight (not even direct sun) to start producing hot water. It ran to maximum capacity on the shortest day (it was sunny though!) and has fired up as early as 9 am in early September. There is now plenty of free hot water for us to use. Savings to date (less than 3 months during a pretty horrible winter) are well in excess of 350kwh.
Chris Munn, Papakowhai
In my capacity as a builder I have found Greg Winter and Solar Works to be responsive, efficient and thorough. As a new home owner we installed a solar hot water system from Solar works which is performing very well and exceeding our expectations.
Richard Tyrer, Manager of Creative Builders & Landscaping Ltd, Maungaraki