As solarZero® is an energy service, we own and manage all the technology for you. Take a look at what we'll be installing at your home.
Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are transforming the global solar industry as they generate cleaner, and often cheaper, electricity compared to burning fossil fuels.
Benefits of our solar panels:
Provide clean, green energy.
ELECTRICITY FROM SUNLIGHT
Generate electricity from sunlight through the photoelectric effect, producing direct current electricity.
Operating and maintenance costs of panels are considered low, relative to the costs of other renewable systems.
Totally silent making them ideal for urban areas.
No mechanical moving parts. Consequently, they have significantly fewer breakages and require less maintenance than other renewable energy systems.
Made predominantly from silicon dioxide which is a natural compound found all over the planet and is the most common component of sand. They do not contain toxic materials like mercury, lead or cadmium.
They take 1 to 2 years to pay back the equivalent amount of energy used in their manufacture. Over their 20-year lifetime they will pay back their energy debt by more than 10 times.
As solar energy is produced during the day, it is perfectly suited to power heavy use appliances like air-conditioning units and swimming pools. In fact, the benefits of solar extend to all your household energy needs.
A solar battery optimises the way power is stored and used in your home. It stores surplus solar power generated during the daytime and is programmed to buy and use power at times that deliver the best rates for you. Our solarZero® energy service comes with a battery as standard so you can power your home on solar long after the sun has set. You'll also be able to keep your lights on when there's a power cut in the neighbourhood.
Key benefits of the solarZero® battery are:
Your home stays connected to the grid which supplies your power when solar needs topping up. You buy that power at wholesale spot prices through our energy retail partner, Ecotricity - New Zealand’s only provider of 100% carboNZero certified renewable electricity.
We install our state-of-the art online monitoring and control platform at the same time as we install the solar panels and battery. Accessed via your smartphone, tablet or computer, it can help make your home into a smarter home:
We install on the following roof types: corrugated iron/steel, most types of metal profiles, concrete tiles, metal tiles and decramastic tiles (installed after 1990). The solar panels are fixed to the roof using aluminium racking that is specifically designed for the solar industry. We use Clenergy framing systems because of these features: