Hybrid Battery Solar Systems

Explore ZEN's Advanced Hybrid Battery Solar Solutions

Harness the power of the sun and enjoy uninterrupted energy. Discover how our Hybrid Battery Systems provide significant savings on electricity bills while delivering unparalleled energy independence and efficiency. Seamlessly integrating solar energy and battery storage, our solutions ensure you never worry about power outages again.

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Power On Demand

Our state-of-the-art batteries are the core of the Hybrid Solar System, providing power when you need it most. They store excess electricity produced during peak sunlight hours, ensuring your home stays powered at night or on cloudy days. Our batteries are designed for longevity and efficiency, offering a seamless and reliable energy supply while maximising your system’s independence from the grid.

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Energy Monitoring

Intelligent Energy Management

Effective energy monitoring is crucial for maximising your Hybrid Solar System's benefits. Advanced monitoring solutions provide detailed insights into your energy production and consumption, empowering you to optimise efficiency and cost savings. Our sophisticated systems give you superior control over how every beam of solar energy is utilised in your home, ensuring intelligent and efficient energy management.

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Switch to solar effortlessly with our expert guidance. Enjoy efficiency, sustainability, and cost savings. Start your journey today for a brighter, greener future.

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How Your Hybrid Battery System Works


A hybrid battery solar system combines the benefits of energy production and storage, creating a self-sufficient setup. It converts sunlight into electrical power and stores excess energy in batteries for later use, ensuring a consistent power supply even during outages or low sunlight periods. Understanding the components and their interactions is key to unlocking the full potential of this robust clean energy solution. Let’s explore each vital part that powers your independence.

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Harnessing Sunlight Efficiently

High-quality solar panels are crucial for converting sunlight into electricity effectively. Our premium panels ensure this essential step operates with exceptional efficiency, providing reliable direct current (DC) electricity. These panels are vital for immediate home use and for feeding stored energy into the Hybrid Battery System, guaranteeing a steady power supply.

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Solar Inverter

Optimised Energy Conversion

Solar inverters are essential for converting the DC electricity generated by your solar panels into usable alternating current (AC) for your home. Our inverters excel in market-leading efficiency and resilience, ensuring effective conversion and compatibility with varying energy needs. Experience cutting-edge technology that keeps your system performing optimally for years to come.

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The Grid

Smart Connection, Smarter Benefits

Connecting your Hybrid Battery Solar System to the grid isn't just a backup plan; it's about maximising every bit of energy. Our advanced systems turn grid connection into an advantage. You're powered when needed, and you can sell excess energy back for credits, making your energy smarter and more cost-effective. Our technology ensures a smooth and beneficial link to the energy network, keeping things simple yet efficient.

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Why Choose a Hybrid Battery System

Hybrid Battery: Versatility And Security

A hybrid battery system combines the reliability of grid power with the independence and environmental benefits of solar energy. Designed for those seeking energy autonomy and backup assurance, this system reduces electricity costs and ensures power availability during outages. It's ideal for areas with fluctuating grid reliability, offering economic and environmental advantages while providing peace of mind through enhanced energy security.

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Uninterrupted Power
Switches to battery during grid outages, ensuring essential appliances like refrigerators and lights continue to operate.

Maximising Energy Use
Stores surplus solar power for nighttime or cloudy days, enhancing efficiency and providing greater savings on utility bills.

Reduced Reliance on the Grid
Significantly reduces dependency on utility power by generating, storing, and managing energy usage, leading to substantial electricity bill savings over time.


Higher Initial Investment
Integrating batteries increases initial costs, though this is offset by improved energy self-sufficiency and long-term savings

Essential Loads Only
Focuses on maintaining power to critical appliances during outages. System capacity must be planned to match essential energy needs.

Hybrid Battery vs. Other System Types

Hybrid Battery

Selecting the right solar system—be it one of our Grid-Tied, Hybrid Battery, or Off-Grid Systems—requires careful consideration of various factors, including initial investment, energy self-sufficiency, environmental impact, and potential electricity savings. Here's an overview to highlight the unique features and considerations of each of our system types, helping you make an informed decision.



Hybrid Battery Solar System

Grid-Tied Solar System

Off-Grid Solar System

Initial Cost (incl. GST)

From $24,300

From $11,900

From $34,900

Dependence on Grid




Backup During Outages




Electricity Bills

Average 60% savings + Export Credits

Average 80% savings + Export Credits


Ideal For

Unreliable grid areas, those seeking backup

Urban / suburban areas, lower initial investment

Remote locations, full independence


Medium (battery care)


Medium (battery care)





Environmental impact




Payback Period

7-10 Years

5-8 Years


This table is designed to streamline your understanding and decision-making process by providing a straightforward comparison of solar systems across multiple important features. It will help you determine which system type best meets your specific needs.

Hybrid Battery Solar Pricing & Investment

Custom Solutions for Energy Independence

Our Hybrid Battery Solar Systems are your first step towards greater energy independence and a reduced carbon footprint. Recognising the uniqueness of individual energy needs, we provide bespoke solutions. Our starting prices are designed to accommodate a wide range of energy consumption profiles, making the transition to sustainability accessible to everyone.

Low Power Usage

Small System*

  • Monthly Bill: $150 to $250
  • Annual Consumption (kWh): 7,000 to 9,000
  • Household Size: Up to 4 people
  • Appliances: Standard use
12 Panels / 5.28 kW / 7.1 kWh Battery
Starting from:
$24,300 (inc. GST)

Medium Power Usage

Mid-sized System*

  • Monthly Bill: $250 to $350
  • Annual Consumption (kWh): 9,000 to 12,000
  • Household Size: 4-5 people
  • ‍Appliances: Medium use (e.g spa, EV)
16 Panels / 7.04 kW / 14.2 kWh Battery
Starting from:
$33,280 (incl. GST)

High Power Usage

Large System*

  • Monthly Bill: $350+
  • Annual Consumption (kWh): 12,000+
  • Household Size: 5+ people
  • Appliances: Heavy use (e.g spa, EV, pool, central and/or underfloor heating)
20 Panels / 8.8 kW / 20 kWh Battery
Starting from:
$37,350 (inc. GST)
*Note: Pricing reflects a Hybrid Battery Solar System as of April 2024. For solutions tailored to your energy needs, goals, and to optimise your investment returns, reach out for a custom proposal.

Energy Needs

System size typically scales with consumption levels, directly affecting cost.

Battery Capacity

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Chosen based on usage patterns, the battery size is a key investment factor.

Components Quality

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High-grade panels, inverters, and batteries impact cost and long-term reliability.

Install Complexity

Cost is influenced by roofing, site specifics, wiring needs, and scaffolding.

Energy Goals

Grid independence or substantial energy savings goals necessitate a larger system.

Tech Upgrades

Smart tech and EV charging integration increase both efficiency and initial cost.

Custom Solutions

Personalised energy systems for unique requirements (e.g. smart homes) alter the financial outlay.

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Discover Your Hybrid Battery Solar Savings

Capture Energy,
Maximise Savings

With an investment of $24,307 (including GST), these homeowners installed a 5.28kW hybrid battery solar system featuring 12 LONGi 440W Black Frame panels, a RedBack SH5000 5.0kW Hybrid Inverter with RedBack BE14000 Battery Enclosure, and 2 PylonTech 3.55 kWh US3000A Lithium-ion batteries, targeting 80% self-consumption.

This transition reduced their average monthly electricity bill from $242 to $59.92, a 75.24% saving. Over 25 years, this amounts to $77,550.75 in total savings, considering rising utility costs, the benefits of storing energy for later use, reducing the need to purchase electricity from the grid, and income from selling excess electricity. Environmentally, the system's impact equals the CO2 absorption of 40 trees and powers 528 light bulbs non-stop.

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Cumulative Savings






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Source: ZEN Energy | Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (www.mbie.govt.nz) | Based on pricing as at April 2024

Real-Life Solar Success Journey:
Energy Cost Savings & Environmental Benefits


Total Savings

Total Savings: $77,550.75 in combined savings and export credits amassed over 25 years, netting $53,243.75 after recouping the initial $24,307 investment.

9.3 Years

Payback Period

Payback Period: The solar system's initial investment is recouped in only 9.3 years.


Annualised ROI

‍Annualised ROI: An impressive 10.17% annual return on the solar energy system investment.


Trees' Carbon Work

Tree's Carbon Work: Equivalent to the environmental impact of 40 trees absorbing CO2 every year.


Light Bulbs Powered

‍Lightbulbs Powered: Lighting up 528 bulbs non-stop for 25 years, all through clean, solar energy.

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The ZEN Solar Difference

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Discover the Advantages:
5 Key Reasons to Choose ZEN Energy

Join the solar forefront with our market leading solutions. We’ve spent over a decade refining solar technology for New Zealand, ensuring our systems are not just cutting-edge but tailor-made to last. With the best of solar at your fingertips, step into a future of unparalleled efficiency and reliability.

  1. Expertly Curated Technology: With over a decade of refinement, we offer advanced solar systems tailored to New Zealand's needs for unmatched efficiency and reliability.
  2. Future-Proof Systems: Invest in technology designed for tomorrow, offering enduring performance.
  3. Stress-Free Experience: We handle all the complexities, ensuring a smooth transition to solar energy.

We go beyond simple solar power; it's about enhancing your home with designs that resonate with its unique character. Our solutions fuse refinement with efficiency, making sure your solar setup is an integral part of your home's architecture.

  1. Aesthetic Integration: Our solar systems blend seamlessly with your home's architecture, enhancing visual appeal and efficiency.
  2. Custom Solutions: We tailor each system to your home's unique needs, ensuring a perfect fit.
  3. Smooth Integration: Expect installations that add value and look great.

Enjoy peace of mind with us, where expert help is a phone call away. Our commitment gives you the confidence to fully embrace your solar investment, knowing dependable support is always at hand.

  1. Expert Team: Access specialised support from our experienced team of in-house solar engineers.
  2. Prioritised Care: Swift, efficient service minimises disruptions.
  3. Rapid Resolutions: Our commitment ensures quick problem-solving and lasting performance.
  4. Lasting Performance Assurance: Our support extends over 25 years, affirming our role as long-term partners in maintaining your system's longevity and efficiency.

We specialise in precision-engineered solar solutions, designing systems uniquely tailored to power your home efficiently, maximise cost savings, and enhance your investment return.

  1. Tailored to You: Our systems are designed to match your lifestyle and financial goals.
  2. Expertise You Can Trust: With five specialist in-house engineers, we deliver unique, high-performance solutions.
  3. Proven Experience: Decades of knowledge ensure optimal system performance.
  4. Long-Term Assurance: Enjoy sustained benefits and peace of mind.

Since 2014, we've been pioneers in solar advancements in New Zealand. By choosing us, you join a tradition of solar excellence. Benefit from our evolving expertise and premium market-leading solar technology to power your home efficiently and sustainably.

  1. Pioneers Since 2014: Benefit from our deep expertise and continuous innovation in solar technology.
  2. Easy Transition: Our experience makes switching to solar smooth and enjoyable.
  3. Effortless Experience: We simplify your journey to sustainable energy, letting you focus on what matters most.

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