Why choose solar
Solar panels capture the sun's energy and convert it into electricity that we can use in our homes and businesses. The panels, comprised of photovoltaic (PV) cells, are usually mounted onto a roof and oriented in a way that maximizes their exposure to the sun's light. When the sunlight hits them, they generate electricity. An inverter is used to convert the energy into AC electricity that you can use.
You create your own energy, you use less from the grid and you save on your power bills. When your panels generate more electricity than your power consumption requires, the excess electricity can be sold back to the grid (depending on schemes in different areas). Excess power could also be stored in batteries with battery technology increasing rapidly.
An argument could be made for solar panels as a way of protecting your household against future price increases of electricity produced by more traditional energy sources (coal, oil and gas). As a provider of your own electricity from a renewable source, you can reduce your household's or businesses dependence on fossil fuels and energy providers. Installing a solar power system can also reduce your carbon footprint. Unlike traditional sources of electricity from the grid, solar energy is clean, green and renewable. In use, solar panels release no greenhouse gases and they don't pollute the air.
In the long term, solar panels can be a real-estate selling point and potentially add market value to your home.
Solar power technology is improving consistently over time, as people begin to understand all of the benefits offered by this incredible technology. As our oil reserves decline, it is important for us to turn to alternative sources for energy. Once installed they require little maintenance, can be expected to last 20 years or more, and the electricity they generate is free. The cost of solar panels is coming down quickly and systems are becoming more affordable for many New Zealand households and businesses.
We have over five years’ experience in the solar industry and know exactly what system your home or business would benefit you the most. Please fill out the online contact details for us to get in contact with you and organise an obligation free quote so you can start saving on your power bills and reducing your carbon footprint.