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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 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
  • 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
  • Micro-inverters vs string inverters
    Micro-inverters vs string inverters
    When it comes to choosing the right inverter for your solar system, the question of whether micro-inverters are better often arises. Usually, our answer is no, here’s why: Difference between micro-inverters and string inverters Firstly, you need to understand the difference between a micro-inverter and a string inverter.  A string inverter is a ... Read more
  • What do these common solar terms mean? A Solar glossary
    What do these common solar terms mean? A Solar glossary
    There’s no avoiding it, there is a lot of jargon used in the solar industry. Between the acronyms and new technology, you’ll likely come across terms you haven’t heard before.  That’s why we’ve put together a quick solar glossary of common terms. We want to make your solar research as easy ... Read more
  • New report finds all electric homes are cheaper to run
    New report finds all electric homes are cheaper to run
    We’ve had an inkling for a while, but thanks to a new report from the non-profit organisation, Rewiring Aotearoa, it’s official. It is now cheaper for homeowners to shell out and replace every appliance in their home – including the car – with an all electric-powered one, than it is ... Read more
  • Solar Buy back rates: What are they and what are you going to get paid?
    Solar Buy back rates: What are they and what are you going to get paid?
    In this article, we’re going to help you understand  buy back rates  import export meters  energy retailers      What are Solar Exports? Solar export occurs when your solar panels produce more energy than your home consumes. Instead of letting this surplus energy go to waste, it flows back into the grid, essentially powering your neighbours’ homes. ... Read more
  • What Happens in a Power Outage?
    What Happens in a Power Outage?
    Power outages can be a major headache, and unfortunately, they seem to be happening more frequently these days. With warnings of rolling blackouts for the upcoming winter due to anticipated peak demand surpassing supply, it’s crucial to understand how your solar system functions during an outage. So what happens when the ... Read more
  • Is a cheap solar system really worth it? | Your guide on what you need to spend
    Is a cheap solar system really worth it? | Your guide on what you need to spend
    It’s no secret that sales are effective. Every business owner knows the power of a Summer Sale, Black Friday or ‘Free gift with purchase’ promotions.  And who could blame us as consumers? We all want the best return for our hard earned dollar and bagging a bargain does feel good. But ... Read more
  • Top 3 reasons to get solar
    Top 3 reasons to get solar
    After years of installation experience, we’ve found there are three main reasons why people get solar.    1. To reduce your energy bills Tired of watching your power bills get higher and higher? Installing solar can help! Solar saves you money by allowing you to produce your own electricity in the home. Any solar ... Read more
  • What size solar system do I need?
    What size solar system do I need?
    Understanding Solar System Sizing Before we dive in, it’s important to understand how the size of a solar system is measured. When we talk about the size of a solar system, we’re referring to its solar PV ‘Peak Output’ which we measure in kilowatts. A Watt is the basic measure of electrical ... Read more