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Solar Terminology and Definitions

Introduction to Solar Energy Solar energy is a renewable power source that’s becoming increasingly popular among New Zealand homeowners. By harnessing the sun’s energy, you can reduce your electricity bills and lower your carbon footprint. However, the world of solar energy comes with its own set of terms and concepts that might seem daunting at […]

Solar Return on Investment (ROI) 

Is solar worth the investment in New Zealand? One of the key considerations for most people considering a home solar system is the potential return on their investment (ROI). While the upfront cost of installing a solar system can be significant, the long-term savings on electricity bills and other benefits can make it a smart […]

Solar Panel Selection: Key Factors for New Zealand’s Climate

Solar panels are where it all begins for any solar energy system, responsible for converting sunlight into usable electricity. Also known as photovoltaic (PV) modules, solar panels are made up of a series of interconnected PV cells that use semiconductor materials to generate an electrical current (direct current or DC electricity) when exposed to light. […]

Solar Power Systems in Aotearoa New Zealand: Your Choices

In recent years, solar power has emerged as an increasingly popular and viable option for homes and businesses across Aotearoa New Zealand. As the costs of solar technology continue to fall and awareness of the environmental and economic benefits grows, more and more Kiwis are turning to the sun to power their lives. However, with […]

Charging your EV with surplus solar or hydro power

With the soaring popularity of electric vehicles, charging them from power you generate yourself is becoming an increasingly popular option. With a Victron EV car charger, you can use surplus solar or hydro power to charge your EV quickly and easily, whether grid-tied or off-grid. Doing this allows you can take advantage an impact-free, limitless […]

Fronius’ New Hybrid Inverters Only Use BYD HVM/HVS Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery

Current Generation are distributors and integrators of the BYD are pleased to supply of batteries for Fronius inverter products, Fronius, a premium inverter manufacturer which is well respected in the world, have chosen BYD as their battery partner, making BYD the only approved battery for use with the new Gen24 line of Fronius inverters. This […]

Comparing Different Inverters: Choosing the Best Option for Your Solar System

Are you considering installing a solar PV system? One crucial component you’ll need to decide on is the type of inverter. What is an inverter? The basic function of an inverter is to convert the direct current (DC) electricity generated by your solar panels or drawn from your batteries into alternating current (AC) electricity, which […]

Wind Generators

New Zealand is a windy place and any systems out there at the mercy of the elements, wind or solar, must be capable of coping with our harsh environmental conditions. If you’re thinking of investing in a small wind turbine to generate electricity, here are some answers to some of the most asked questions.

kW and kWh: What Does it Mean?

This article was originally published on Solar Quotes, the original post can be found here. ​ So, what is a kW & a kWh? And what is the difference between a kW and kWh? Let’s start with what each letter stands for: k stands for kilo – which means “one thousand”. W stands for Watt […]

How do you know if your roof is good for solar?

Is Your Roof Right for Solar Power? Solar power is a fantastic way to reduce both your electricity bills and carbon footprint, particularly in regions like Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough which are known for their high sunshine hours – but not every roof is suitable for solar panel installation. If you’re thinking about adding solar […]

Tilt Frame or Flush Mount Your Solar Panels?

Should you put your panels on tilt frames? Tilt frames are used to get solar panels to the optimum angle and maximise power output. Here is really common dilemma: “I’ve got 3 quotes for solar: The first company says my roof is at the wrong pitch and wants to charge me hundreds of dollars extra […]