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 video to explain how each system works.
My Solar Quotes has noticed that a lot of New Zealanders are enquiring about off-grid system quotes, but aren't clear on the feasibility of this type of system and how it could benefit their situation. Of course, It would be great to end those pesky monthly power bills and stick it to the man by being completely self-sufficient, but realistically the cost of going off-grid for the average New Zealand home would cost over $40,000, a big ask indeed. Grid connect systems are significantly more affordable, starting at around $7,000. While you won't be off the grid, you will be more independent from power companies and less affected by their continuous price hikes.
Off-grid systems best suit people who live rurally and don't have a current connection to the grid; but they can suit people who are very passionate about off-grid living.
A grid connect system with battery storage is a solution that fits somewhere in between the previously mentioned systems. You will still be connected to the grid, but you are able to use more of the power you produce, rather than exporting it to the grid. With this type of system, you can add batteries as you go; start with a grid connect system now (no batteries) and add battery modules at a later time.
To find out more about the different types of solar power systems, please check out our video below. If you have any comments or feed-back, please make a comment below this blog post.