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Knowledge Hub

We're here to help with your solar questions.

With expert knowledge in mind, we’ve created the Knowledge Hub. It is here we explore the benefits of solar power and batteries, how solar systems work, renewable energy innovations such as electric vehicles, off-grid tips, the latest solar energy news from around the world and the ways in which it affects our local community.

Take a look around and check back regularly – we’re always trying to help spread the word, so there’s regularly something new posted here.

  • How Does Rooftop Solar Compare to Solar Farms In New Zealand?
    How Does Rooftop Solar Compare to Solar Farms In New Zealand?
    There’s lots of talk about solar farms, with new projects being announced every week. But how do solar farms stack up against residential rooftop solar? And what’s the better investment for our country? Watch the video below for our thoughts. What is a solar farm? A solar farm is a large-scale solar installation. ... Read more
  • Why Fronius offers the best solar inverter for NZ in 2024
    Why Fronius offers the best solar inverter for NZ in 2024
    The best solar inverters for NZ homes As you’ve learned more about solar, you’ve likely discovered that while solar panels get all the glory, one of the most important components of your system is the solar inverter.  Responsible for making the sun’s energy usable in your home as well as the performance ... Read more
  • Tesla Introduces Charge on Solar
    Tesla Introduces Charge on Solar
    We are delighted to share a new feature that puts the power of the sun directly into your Tesla vehicle – introducing Charge on Solar.  This innovative technology allows Powerwall owners to seamlessly charge their Tesla vehicles using solar energy generated right at home. By tapping into excess solar energy produced ... Read more
  • Powerwall 3 in New Zealand
    Powerwall 3 in New Zealand
    Are you considering a Tesla Powerwall for your home in New Zealand? With the upcoming release of Powerwall 3, potentially in 2025, it’s crucial to understand how it stacks up against the well-established Powerwall 2. There are still a lot of unknowns with the Tesla Powerwall 3 but here’s what we ... Read more
  • Is it worth going off-grid?
    Is it worth going off-grid?
    Ever considered embracing complete energy freedom and going off-grid? It’s a dream many share and one that’s both exciting and challenging to achieve. With an off-grid setup, your solar panels soak up sunlight, converting it into electricity. This power is used in the home, or stored in batteries ready for use ... Read more
  • Is my home suitable for solar panels?
    Is my home suitable for solar panels?
    Do you use electricity? Do you have a roof (not essential)? The answer is probably yes, in which case solar is likely suitable for your home. Solar panels don’t need much to operate beyond plenty of natural light.  Most people want their solar panels on their roof, so that is the main consideration ... Read more
  • Is it worth installing a battery?
    Is it worth installing a battery?
    Hands down you will have a better solar experience by having a battery as part of your setup. You will be more self-sufficient, feel secure in a power outage and also be able to ‘game the system’ by buying power when it’s cheap and using the battery when it’s expensive. In ... Read more
  • How much money will I save with solar?
    How much money will I save with solar?
    The long and short of it is that installing solar will save you money. You start saving money as soon as your system is turned on by reducing the amount of energy you buy from the grid. How much you save depends on two key factors: the size of your solar ... Read more
  • What's in the election for renewable energy?
    What's in the election for renewable energy?
    With the election only a month away I’m sure we are all having plenty of conversations about the future of New Zealand. We’ve not been shy about our opinion on the importance of electrification and renewable energy for New Zealand’s future, and if you’re anything like us, knowing what each party ... Read more
  • Solar Warranties 101
    Solar Warranties 101
    Solar Warranties 101 – What they cover and what to consider Investing in a solar system is a smart decision, but it’s important to make sure your investment is protected with the right warranty. Each component of your system should come with its own warranty. Let’s explore the different warranties and ... Read more