Skip to content

Knowledge Hub

We're here to help with your solar questions.

If  you are thinking about installing solar panels in Christchurch then you have come to the right place.

Stay updated with the latest on solar panels, batteries, solar facts and renewable news.

This is a place you can come to learn about solar panels and batteries, whether you are in Christchurch or not.

We have a good wealth of knowledge we can share with you from the Christchurch, Wanaka, Queenstown and Dunedin Branches. The solar industry is a fast moving one. By working together, we aim to help you understand and stay updated, so you can make the right choice when it comes to powering your home or business with solar.

Explore solar and battery information

It is here you can explore the benefits of solar panels, batteries, how solar systems work, electric vehicles, off-grid tips and the latest solar energy news from around the world and the Christchurch area.

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

Want to know more about solar panels and batteries?

If you don’t find what your looking for in the articles below then send us an email with your solar question and we will get right back.

Or feel free to give us a call if you find a quick chat is much easier.

Solar panels in Christchurch

  • Using Solar to charge your EV
    Using Solar to charge your EV
    EVs are becoming more and more common on New Zealand roads with 38,117 EVs in New Zealand (as of March 2022). The transition to EVs is expected to speed up with the Climate Change Commission recommending the government phase out imports of fossil-fueled cars by no later than 2035. A Solar ... Read more
  • What to look for in a solar inverter
    What to look for in a solar inverter
    What is a solar inverter? The inverter is one of the most vital parts of your solar system. It converts DC power produced by your solar panels into AC electricity for your home. Your inverter will work very hard for a long time, as it converts the sunlight that hits your roof ... Read more
  • Three reasons 2023 is a great year to invest in Solar
    Three reasons 2023 is a great year to invest in Solar
      It’s always a good time to invest in solar, but 2023 is looking like a great year for solar. Here are three reasons why. 1. Increasing strain on National Grid Electricity demand in New Zealand is increasing for a range of reasons. This includes a growing population, an increase in electric heating, ... Read more
  • Bank loans - options for solar systems and batteries
    Bank loans - options for solar systems and batteries
    Many major banks in New Zealand are now offering very low or even no interest loans to put towards energy efficient upgrades including solar and battery storage. Paying little (or no) interest on any money borrowed to install the system dramatically increases your ROI. Once we’ve assessed your property we’ll provide ... Read more
  • Recommended energy retailers for solar & battery storage
    Recommended energy retailers for solar & battery storage
    Picking the right energy retailer can make all the difference when it comes to getting the most from your solar system. When deciding, think about whether your main objectives are: Environmental Financial Simplicity Also, think about what’s going to work with your setup. Do you have solar only or solar and a battery? Think about ... Read more
  • How Sustainable Are Solar Panels?
    How Sustainable Are Solar Panels?
    I believe Solar is what we need in New Zealand to meet our 2025 target of 90% renewable energy. There are few opportunities for new Hydro generation due to limited locations and the environmental impact. New Zealand has such good conditions for Wind power, unfortunately NIMBYism holds wind back. You would have ... Read more
  • Solar & Batteries for New builds
    Solar & Batteries for New builds
    Solar is something most people think about when building. If you or someone you know is building new, it makes sense to start thinking of your home’s energy needs. I will give you a run through of what you should think about when it comes to solar for your new house. ... Read more
  • Virtual power plants, Micro grids and Embedded networks?
    Virtual power plants, Micro grids and Embedded networks?
    Microgrids, Virtual power plants and Embedded network solutions have been talking points lately. I’ll give you a rundown of what these are and how they can be useful. What are they? Virtual power plants (VPP) Already in use in other countries such as Australia, and the UK, Virtual power plants could be a ... Read more
  • How to read your power bill
    How to read your power bill
    Power bills are challenging to make head or tail of – they are confusing to read, let alone interpret what they mean. Hopefully here’s where we can help you understand your power bill, and also show you how solar can assist in reducing it. What charges make up my power bill? No ... Read more
  • Electric Vehicle Charging
    Electric Vehicle Charging
    We get asked more and more often about electric EV charging. It’s great to see electric vehicles gaining popularity. We have put together a list of some of the questions we often hear.   Where can an EV charger be installed? Most EV chargers are capable of being installed inside or outside. The most ... Read more