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Common Solar Power Questions

General FAQs

Do solar panels last forever?

What is a grid-connected solar power system?

What is solar energy?

What is photovoltaics?

Are solar panels worth it in NZ?

How much does solar panels cost NZ?

Do I need to put solar panels on a north-facing roof?

What can affect the amount of solar electricity generated?

How much does a grid-connected solar power setup cost?

What is the payback period for buying a solar power system?

What are the options for financing a solar power system?

What solar power system size will I need?

Is my building suitable for a solar power system?

What is the difference between solar power and solar hot water?

What is the difference between monocrystalline, polycrystalline and thin-film solar panels?

How long will my grid-connected solar power system last?

What is a typical warranty on a solar power system?

What are some of the common solar brand names in New Zealand?

Can I insure my grid-connected system?

Is there any maintenance involved in owning a solar power system?

Can I scale up my system size in the future?

What happens with a solar power system during a blackout?

Can solar power be generated on a cloudy day?

Environmental FAQs

Are solar power systems good for the environment?

How much energy does it take to produce a solar power system?

Are solar panels recyclable?

Installation FAQs

Can you install solar power yourself?

How does a solar system connect into the current house power system?

Where is the solar inverter mounted in the house?

What is the dimensions of a average solar panel?

Do I need approval from a lines company to connect to the grid?

Will I need council consent for installing solar power in New Zealand?

What is the weight of the solar system on the roof?