How A Grid Connect Solar Power System Works

You don't have to be off the grid to benefit from solar power. Find out how a grid connect solar power systems works to produce electricity for your home.

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The Price of a Solar Power System

Solar power systems are now more affordable for New Zealanders. Find out how much you might be expecting to pay for an installed solar power system.

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Solar Power Buy Back Rates

If you won't be using much of the solar power during the day and/or you have a larger system size (3kW +) then you need to make sure you are with a retailer that offers a good NZ buy back rate.

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Solar Power Components

There are quite a few different components that go into a solar power system. Here is a description on a few of the main parts.

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Solar power system sizes

Find out here how you know what solar power system is right for you. Solar Power Systems in New Zealand generally range between 1.5kW and 6kW.

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The Difference Between Solar Hot Water & Solar Power

Solar hot water systems and solar power systems have similar names but are very different technologies. My Solar Quotes have made it easy to understand the differences.

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Solar Power Generated in New Zealand

Solar energy is abundant in New Zealand, making solar power systems a worth while investment for Kiwis. Find out more about what determines the amount of power a solar power system will generate in different parts of NZ.

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Investing In A Solar Power System

Investing in a solar power system produces a high return on investment (ROI), making it far more attractive than putting your money in bank term deposits or similar investments.

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Solar Power Self Consumption

The concept of solar power self-consumption applies to grid connected solar power systems. When your solar panels are producing power you will either be exporting the power to the grid or you will be using the power for electrical appliances within your home or business. Self-consumption is when you use solar power directly.

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Solar Power Battery Storage

Solar Power Battery Storage can be utilised for different purposes. Grid connected systems with solar storage, off-grid systems and of course hybrid systems ( which are a mix between grid connect and off grid).

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Financing A Solar Power System Purchase

In the long-term, solar power systems will save any home in New Zealand considerable amounts of money, financing is one way that might help the burden of the up front cost of the system and its installation.

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Choosing a Solar Power Inverter

Choosing a good quality solar power inverter is important; if your inverter fails inevitably the whole system shuts down. The inverter is the part of the system that converts all the electricity from the solar panels from DC to AC electricity.

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Choosing Solar Panels

All the premium solar power installer companies that are listed with My Solar Quotes have done their research to find you the customer, best solar panels available, not only in terms of quality, but also price and efficiency.

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Regulations & Consent For Solar Power in NZ

Grid connected solar power systems must comply with your local lines companies and your local council. The council looks at certain electrical and installation safety requirements. Lines companies will make sure the solar power system doesn’t overload their power lines.

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Solar Glossary of Key Terms

There are a lot of terms specific to the home solar industry. Some you may already know and others might be new to you. Below are the definitions for several commonly used technical terms:

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