Discover the benefits of solar power for the home

Solar power for your home

Solar power for the home is quickly becoming one of the most popular alternative methods of residential power generation in New Zealand. The ZEN Energy team has scoured the globe for the cutting edge in this burgeoning power revolution, providing Kiwis with the latest and greatest in residential solar power options.

Types of solar power systems

Grid-tied Systems

ZEN Energy Grid-tied solar power systems power a home or business while still retaining a connection to the main power grid. The solar power system has the first right to supply, with seamless delivery between the two ensuring ongoing supply of energy from the grid as needed.

This means you can enjoy the benefits of solar while still having the grid as your secondary energy source.

Hybrid Systems

Hybrid solar is smart solar, providing more options over where your power comes from and where it goes.

ZEN Energy hybrid systems provide a seamless transition to energy storage, with a battery installed from the start or added later with no additional setup.

Off-Grid Systems

ZEN Energy Off-Grid solar power systems come with everything you need to never connect to the main power grid, living solely on power generated by your solar power system.

Off-grid solar systems use highly efficient inverters and smart batteries to keep the power flowing without the need for a main connection.

Why use solar power for home

Put your roof to work
Solar power for the home can help you save hundreds every year on your utility bills - and it can help you make money too by selling excess power back to the grid.
Stay in charge of your power
Solar power allows you to stay independent of the main power grid, keeping you in control of your electricity use and production.
New, cheaper technology
Thanks to technological advances, solar power systems have never been cheaper nor more efficient. Stay at the bleeding edge of tech.
Power through blackouts
Sometimes, you can’t afford to let your power fail. Keep critical appliances online with solar power - even during blackouts.
Add value to your home
Kiwis are more environmentally conscious than ever, and multiple studies have shown that solar power systems add real value to a property at sale time.

Solar installation

With the right experts, home solar installation is simple. ZEN Energy makes adding solar power to your home easy.

Is my house right for solar?

If your roof is in good condition and gets a lot of sun, it’s probably a good candidate for solar. The panels are expected to last for over 25 years so they’ll last as long (or even longer) as your roof does.

How long does an installation take?

The length of installation depends on the size of the solar power system, whether it includes batteries, and the roof condition, but will typically take anywhere between one day for a grid-tied installation and two days for a more advanced battery-based system.

How much solar will I need?

Everybody’s electricity needs are different and so the size of your required system will be different too! The size of the system is often determined by the available roof space of the property and size of the system you require. As a guide, most panels are 992mm wide by 1640mm high in size and 1 kW of power from solar panels requires approximately 8m2 of roof space.

What if my home is three-phase?

Three-phase properties may require a three-phase solar system. With a three-phase solar system, there may be instances when you will import energy on one phase while exporting energy on another phase. This is because all three phases operate independently of one another.

It’s recommended to ask your installer to check the loading on each phase as part of the installation process.

What are the potential savings with solar?

While there are costs to you in purchasing and owning the solar system, solar power will reduce your monthly household electricity spend. How much your monthly electricity bill will reduce by will depend on the size of the system that you install, how much electricity your system generates, and how much electricity you use during the day.

Work out your savings

My average daily energy use over the last 12 months was 20 kWhs per day

The percentage of my current consumption I want to cover using solar or solar + energy storage is 50%

My electricity is mainly used
My water is heated with
I want a solution that will
Are there any major shading issues on your roof?
Do you want your system to operate when the grid goes down?
Your Estimated Savings
With a well designed Solar + Energy Storage System you could save up to
kWh of energy
per year
3.33kW ZEN Hybrid + Backup System + Solar Diverter + DC optimizer
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Home energy use monitors

ZEN Energy can provide a range of home energy use monitors that will help you keep track of your peak energy use times and understand which appliances use the most power, providing instant, actionable insights into how to make more of your home solar power system.

Contact us today to go solar and save

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What our clients say

Beep & Harry S

"It’s been great. We have noticed savings from the very start, the wine was nice I won’t lie. Our bills are 40-50% less."

Grant & Marilyn H

"I was skeptical about the savings at first, we are now saving over 50% on our power bills, summer ones have dropped from $450 to $200 and winter has gone from $660 down to $320. We are happy with how persistent Jake was, the results are great"

Bronwyn & John

“Pretty good I am a country bumkin so pretty good is pretty good, our winter bills have dropped from $400 – $260 & summer from $130 down to $60. I have been recommending ZEN to anyone who asks”