Solar Electricity

Solar Electricity

Solar panels harness the sun’s free energy

Solar panels use photovoltaic (PV) technology to generate clean energy for your home by converting sunlight to electricity in a solar power system.

Why solar panels for your Solar Power System?

  • Solar panels use an abundant energy source which is free, non-polluting, and renewable
  • Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels generate electricity with no noise and no emissions
  • Solar panels are easy to install on new builds and renovations on rural and urban properties
  • Solar panels will generate energy for your solar power system for at least 25 years
  • Solar panels’ photovoltaic technology generates energy even on overcast days, due to New Zealand’s ideal solar energy conditions

What are the downsides to a solar power?

Solar panel technology doesn’t have a downside.  Having your own solar power system is more cost-effective than ever before. Technological advancements have eliminated the pitfalls of first generation solar power technology, with faster payback times, seamless integration with other energy sources and forward compatibility, meaning your photovoltaic solar panels will complement future technologies.

Solar panel planning

We make it easy for you to get the best return at every stage for your solar power system – whether you’re avoiding thousands in grid-connection costs, wiring to future proof your home for later solar panel installation, or installing a whole-home energy efficient system.

Getting the maximum return from your solar power system investment requires an expert touch.  We will undertake a free no-obligation assessment of your property details, site plan, energy needs and goals, and specify, supply, and install a solar power system that is perfect for you and your property. 

We can plan, supply, and install the full range of solar power system options from simple grid-tied (See Case Study) photovoltaic solar panels to an integrated whole home solution including solar power, battery storage, energy monitoring, water heating, efficient lighting and home heating.

Solar panel system design

Our designers will assess your home to design the perfect system for your situation.  We recommend the number and type of solar panels you will need based on either precise monitoring of the energy consumption of your home, or if that is not possible, with an estimation based on data you provide and our expertise.  This includes allowing for heat pump water heating and daytime base loads and other energy uses specific to your home and family.

The solar electricity system is sized for maximum efficiency, based on location, angle of roof and its relation to North. We aim for ‘zero exporting’ – a system that uses all the power that is generated during the daytime, with the ability to add panels in future if your energy needs expand.

A smart choice for your whole home system

Based on your solar power system plan, Energy Alternatives can supply you with a wide range of suitable hi-spec solar panels, solar power systems and components, as well as alternative energy hot water supply, and monitoring for increased efficiency.  All our products and systems incorporate future-proofed technology and are guaranteed to deliver optimum performance in NZ conditions.

We offer a full installation service for renovations and new builds, working with homeowners, builders, architects and project managers.  Our technicians are available New Zealand wide.

Start taking advantage of generating your own solar power right away – call us for a free energy assessment on 0800 697 3639 or see our finance options for your solar panels or solar power system.