RACV Solar – coming soon!

19 June 2020

While most of our team has been working remotely, our transition to RACV Solar is in full swing. This means we are rebranding our vehicles, shopfronts, uniforms, and collateral to reflect our new name. Here’s a sneak preview of our new vehicle designs – they’ll be hitting the roads near you in the months ahead.

6 months after completing the acquisition, we could not be happier with our new life as an RACV company. The feedback from our clients continues to be overwhelmingly positive. It has also proven to be a popular move with RACV members too.

We have always believed that looking after our staff and clients is the backbone of our success, so it’s a pleasure to partner with RACV, a company that has always placed the member experience at the centre of everything they do.

New RACV Benefits

During the months ahead, we will be introducing new initiatives and benefits for RACV members. We’ll also be providing greater levels of service and support for our existing customers.

As part of this, we have recently beefed-up our service department. We now have 8 full-time staff, including two full-time electricians on the road. This will allow us to double-down on our commitment to after-sales care, and raise the bar even further to ensure RACV Solar continues to be the most trusted name in solar.

RACV Finance

In other exciting developments, we are now offering finance through our colleagues in-house at RACV Finance.

Install solar or battery storage without an upfront investment (subject to pre-approval). Then use your solar savings to pay off the system over 5 or 7 years.

In most cases, the system will still save you more than your monthly repayments. And once you have paid off the system, the savings are all yours!

Call our team on 1300 447 765 to see if RACV Finance can help you install solar today, with no upfront investment.

RACV Solar transition begins!

9 March 2020

Our relationship with RACV is off to a flying start – and we’re not just talking about our snazzy new co-branded hi-vis shirts!

We have also acquired the building next door to our HQ in Traralgon East, allowing us to double our warehouse, showroom and office space. We’ll be increasing our workforce across all regions, and looking to build on Gippsland Solar’s strong foundations as we take things to yet another level.

Since announcing the news in December, we’ve found both existing Gippsland Solar customers and RACV members have been really positive about the potential of this new partnership.

Nice work Aaron, you’re a model employee (in more ways than one!)

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BREAKING NEWS: Gippsland Solar – now powered by RACV!

13 December 2019

We are delighted to inform you that Gippsland Solar is now a wholly owned subsidiary of RACV.

This development is tremendous news for our clients and staff. It allows us to retain our core values and approach to looking after our clients, but now backed up by the strong foundations and history of one of Victoria’s most trusted organisations.

I will be staying on as CEO of Gippsland Solar and RACV Solar, and my passion for this business has never been stronger. Now with the reputation and capital that RACV brings to Gippsland Solar, we look forward to making renewable and sustainable energy solutions accessible to more Victorians.

Our workforce will also remain intact. Gippsland Solar would not be where it is today without our amazing team, and our plans for expansion and growth across the country mean that our employment levels will only increase into the future. Happily, the Latrobe Valley will remain the HQ for our business into the future, and this partnership will direct millions of dollars and many more jobs into the heart of the Gippsland region. It’s a tremendous sign of confidence in the Latrobe Valley and wider Gippsland and will only strengthen the opportunities that exist within the energy transition we have already begun.

We have some incredibly exciting initiatives to announce in due course, which will transform the solar and storage market in Australia. RACV has been investing in the energy space for a number of years (trading as RACV Solar) and have already forged a strong reputation as a reliable and trusted provider of solar power and battery storage systems. This partnership is a strong signal that RACV sees a bright future in energy and the broader home services market and sees us well on the way to becoming the most trusted name in renewable energy.

All product and workmanship warranties will remain in place, and very little will change in the day-to-day operations. We will continue our focus on providing energy solutions for homes and businesses and delivering some of Australia’s largest and most complex projects.

When my wife and co-director Kelly and I founded Gippsland Solar 10 years ago, we wanted the customer to be at the centre of everything we do. We care so passionately for our clients, and this reputation for customer service is what RACV values the most in us. As a member-owned organisation, we believe RACV’s values are perfectly aligned with our own, and we look forward to a period of tremendous growth and shared values.

To everyone that has supported Gippsland Solar in the past 10 years, we are incredibly grateful. Whether you have purchased a Gippsland Solar system, recommended our business to friends and family, or advocated for us in any way, you have all contributed to our journey and strong reputation. We have thoroughly enjoyed this chapter of our story, and we can’t wait to see what the future brings.

Warm regards,
Andy McCarthy
CEO, Gippsland Solar & RACV Solar

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