My Solar Quotes News Latest Blog from My Solar Quotes Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:55:39 +0100 en-us SEANZ Conference 2018 - An overview of the Experience; Presentations, Awards and Networking Opportunities A whirlwind week has come to a close and it’s safe to say this year's SEANZ solar conference was a huge success.  A diverse range of speakers graced the stage, and a deserving line up of winners Wed, 03 Oct 2018 11:00:00 +0100 NZ Electricity Price Review Report; They Claim Solar Power is Making Poor People Poorer See the full Electricity Price Review here: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 15:15:00 +0100 Why solar installers might oversize a solar panel array There could be multiple reasons why solar installers might recommend an inverter size that is smaller than your solar array Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:57:00 +0100 How To Choose The Best Solar Battery Storage System Good news! An array of solar batteries are now available in New Zealand, allowing customers freedom of choice; something that wasn't plausible only a few short years ago. By now I'm assuming you've Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:29:00 +0100 The Difference Between Solar Hot Water & Solar Power There are two main types of solar power systems available today. One is a solar power system that generates power whilst the other is a solar hot water system that generates hot Tue, 15 May 2018 08:16:00 +0100 Power Outages, Storms, Solar & Energy Independence The recent autumn storm blasted winds and cold weather throughout New Zealand, ripping between both Islands, leaving many homes and families without electricity for days, many without Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:07:00 +0100 Get To Know SEANZ (Solar & Battery Assoc.) & The Work They Do Behind The Scenes SEANZ, the Sustainable Electricity Association New Zealand are the industry association for solar power, battery storage, and related technologies. SEANZ form the new energy era for manufacturers, Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:26:00 +0100 WePower: The New Energy Kid on the Blockchain WePower is just one in a growing number Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:29:00 +0000 Nissan Energy Solar: A New Branch For The Car Manufacturer Car manufacturer Nissan recently launched Nissan Energy Solar; solar technology that bridges the gap between energy production and storage for solar powered, UK families. The all in one energy Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:34:00 +0000 Solar Buddies - Trust Power’s New Solar Buy Back Scheme New Zealanders have been getting short-changed when it comes to buy back rates for solar power. For the uninformed, a ‘buy back rate’ is the price paid by electricity retailers Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:10:00 +0000 Power Ledger – How It Works And How The Solar Power Industry Could Benefit In A Big Way The idea of peer-to-peer energy trading platform is not new; however, Power Ledger is the one peer-to-peer trading platform that is getting positive recognition worldwide. Power Ledger's unique Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:40:00 +0000 Tesla Tiny House Tour As if changing the motoring, battery and transportation industry wasn't enough, the fine folks at Tesla have just unveiled their latest creation, a small, futuristic house on wheels. Set to Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:37:00 +0100 Solar Power Calculator Reviews NZ Savvy solar enthusiasts and vaguely interested punters alike may have noticed an influx of solar calculators popping up on websites throughout New Zealand recently.  Eager to find out more, I did Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:23:00 +0100 Solar Panels on Opportunity, The Mars Rover - Lasting Longer Than Expected Mars rover Opportunity, the little engine that could, has surpassed its original mission (which was 3 Earth months!) and is continuing its rovering to this day, a mere 12 years and 9 months past Fri, 05 May 2017 10:30:00 +0100 Benefits of Grid Connect Solar Power System in NZ Reduce or eliminate your energy bill Depending on which solar Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:58:00 +0100 Power Price Increases Are A Good Reason To Go Solar Ever increasing power bills are pushing many New Zealanders to re-think how they want to use electricity, and who they want to pay for it. Like a Trojan horse at the gate, Solar Power is quickly Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:48:00 +0100 Solar Powered EV Charging Station in Tauranga - Press Release Press Realease New Zealand’s first on-road, solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charger - the ‘Electric Station’ - is now open to the public thanks Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:44:00 +0000 Solar Roof Tiles: What’s available in New Zealand 2017? Tesla’s solar roof tile concepts have been rather hyped in the solar industry in recent times. We can’t wait to see them in action, however, Tesla products always take some time to reach New Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:33:00 +0000 How To Get The Best Solar ROI With Power Genius Power Genius, a smart appliance controller and monitoring system, is a brilliant kiwi innovation that helps to utilise roof top solar power that would otherwise be sent directly to the Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:34:00 +0000 Tesla Powerwall 2 - Beneficial For New Zealanders? 15th August 2017 Update: The Tesla Powerwall 2 is now selling in New Zealand, but are limited due to supply.  The fully installed price is roughly Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:13:00 +0000 Power Ledger – Putting Power Back into Solar Power Owners Hands Power Ledger is a software platform that allows owners of renewable energy systems to Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:24:00 +0000 Sonnen Solar Battery Storage – Eco 8.2 The latest in residential solar power storage is from Sonnen, who have brought a 2kW expandable wall mounted unit to New Zealand shores.  For the style conscious they have them available in black Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:24:00 +0100 The Enphase AC Battery - Now Available In New Zealand The widely anticipated Enphase AC Battery is now available in New Zealand!  Over the next 12 months Enphase will be distributing 70,000 battery units in New Zealand and Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:20:00 +0100 The Number of Solar Power Systems in New Zealand The amount of solar power systems installed in New Zealand is on the rise! In August 2013 there were 1,279 solar power systems registered with New Zealand's Electricity Authority, and as of Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:21:00 +0100 SolaX Box – What You Need to Know About This Solar Power Storage System The SolaX-Box is the latest solar battery storage solution available on the New Zealand market.  It kind of looks like a beer fridge, the unit will usually sit amongst your sports equipment in Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:20:00 +0100 Elon Musk Reveals Plans to Produce Beautiful Solar Shingles Elon Musk’s new vision for homes is for roofs to be made entirely out of solar panels. Using a building intergrated approach that is both roofing material and solar panels Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:44:00 +0100 Solar Power Systems in Real Time, Right Now, in New Zealand! Thanks to Enphase Energy, anyone can view the performance of solar power systems around the world (including New Zealand!) via Enphases real time portal. Enphase’s online viewing platform is Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:15:00 +0100 Energy retailers; Why don't they buy solar power at a good price? One question we are asked almost daily is "Why don't New Zealand energy retailers pay a better price from solar power owners?". Right now, the average buy back rate for solar power is between 8 and Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:19:00 +0100 Solar Power Maintenance & Monitoring Keeping up maintenance on solar power systems is conveniently easy as they have no moving parts.  If solar panels are titled on an angle, as most are, then they will self clean in the rain, Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:23:00 +0100 Catching the Sun Documentary Review Catching the Sun Thu, 12 May 2016 12:21:00 +0100 Reduce Your Power Costs at Night with Filament LED Lights If you are one of the lucky ones that has a solar power system installed, then chances are you have found yourself using solar power during the day as much as possible. Daytime provides ultimate Thu, 05 May 2016 12:18:00 +0100 Everlasting Batteries Thanks to Nano Technology Scientists and researchers have been developing nano technologies at tremendous rates in the last few years, thanks largely in part to the unquenchable thirst of the smart phone industry and the Mon, 02 May 2016 14:28:00 +0100 Video Release: The Different Types of Solar Power Systems Available in NZ The growing popularity of solar power has seen an increase in the different types of systems available on the New Zealand market. The team at My Solar Quotes thought it was high time to make a Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:19:00 +0100 Unison Lines Company Decides to Tax Solar Power users, Despite Risk of Backlash Efficient solar technologies have been making serious headway over the last few years, and while some New Zealand lines companies are embracing the change, others are grasping at straws, Tue, 05 Apr 2016 10:39:00 +0100 Enphase Opens R&D Solar Components Facility in Christchurch Tuesday, 22nd March, will go down in history as the day that Enphase energy officially opened a research and development facility in Christchurch, New Zealand. The United States based solar Sat, 26 Mar 2016 10:32:00 +0000 Panasonic's Battery Storage System is Here! LJ-SK84A Solar power enthusiasts are anxiously waiting for affordable solar power storage solutions to enter the market.  With buyback rates pretty much non-existent for solar power being exported to the Fri, 26 Feb 2016 16:35:00 +0000 Increasing Your House Value With Solar Power Studies have shown, in recent times, that Australians looking to purchase homes find added value in property’s equipped with solar panel systems. The majority of New Zealanders are still Mon, 15 Feb 2016 13:58:00 +0000 Sodium-Ion Batteries, Game Changer Sodium-Ion Batteries are making a lot of noise in the renewable energy storage space.  Compared to Lithium, Sodium is cheap and abundant.  If we want to store mass amounts of energy from solar Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:05:00 +0000 Zero Export Devices For Grid Connect Solar Power Systems When installing a grid connect solar power system you must have the approval of your local lines company.  On several occasions in New Zealand, people wanting to install a grid connect solar power Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:32:00 +0000 Rising NZ Solar Power Installation Rates During 2015 Another year is coming to a close for the Solar Power industry in New Zealand, and again we have witnessed the steady rise of solar power systems being installed in New Zealand. With no Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:59:00 +0000 Photon Laboratory Solar Panel Yield Measurement Results 2014 In a previous Sun, 15 Nov 2015 12:01:00 +0000 Battery Ready Solar Power Systems As of late, the media hype around solar power battery storage has been intense. Tesla, Enphase and Solax are all racing to release their own unique and affordable lithium-ion batteries, a godsend Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:44:00 +0000 Launch of Enphases' Home Energy Solutions 2015 I was fortunate enough this past week to jet over to the All Energy Expo in Melbourne; the event coincided with Enphases' anticipated unveiling of their Home Energy Solution. The Home Energy Mon, 19 Oct 2015 12:22:00 +0100 Solar Smartflower: Will it take off? Tulips. Daffodils. Roses. Daises: All flowers you can find in gardens around the world, but if any of you are looking for a unique breed of flower this season to impress your neighbors, then look Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:12:00 +0100 What are DC power optimisers? Power optimisers, also known as DC optimisers, have been engineered to maximize the amount of energy an individual solar panel produces.  A power optimiser is a small box attached to each solar Fri, 18 Sep 2015 14:25:00 +0100 Green Party's Solar Bill Hearing the news of a proposed amendment to the Electricity Industry Act courtesy of Green's MP Gareth Hughes, a collective sigh of relief could almost be heard across New Zealand. For far too long Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:53:00 +0100 Bifacial Solar Panels A colleague here in New Zealand recently introduced me to a new solar innovation: bifacial solar panels. I did a little research, and it turns out these bifacial panels are pretty neat. By Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:45:00 +0100 Solar Panel Efficiency Efficiency can be associated with all things electrical, however solar panels command their own definition of 'efficiency'. Below you can find helpful explanations as to what is commonly referred Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:59:00 +0100 Kyocera TCL Floating Mega Solar Power Plants in Japan This past week Japan's latest and largest solar plant began operations, drawing international attention. But it is not just the staggering size of the solar fields that have observers so excited; Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:58:00 +0100 Samsung Unveils New Home Energy Storage Systems Since Tesla released the details of their lithium-ion Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:55:00 +0100