Off-Grid Solar Systems

Explore the Freedom Of ZEN's Off-Grid Solar Systems

Embrace full energy independence with our Off-Grid Systems. Discover how sustainable living and an uninterrupted power supply can be yours, no matter where you are located.

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Energy Storage Solutions

Our advanced batteries capture and store the energy generated by your solar panels, ensuring a continuous power supply regardless of time or weather conditions. These high-efficiency batteries are essential for off-grid systems, providing reliable electricity around the clock. Designed for resilience and long-term performance, they support a sustainable and independent energy lifestyle with ease.

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Reliable Backup Energy

An off-grid system doesn't solely rely on the sun; it includes a robust backup plan. Our generator solutions ensure continuous power, even when the weather doesn't cooperate. Designed for reliability and ease of use, the generator engages smoothly to fill any gaps, maintaining your energy supply without interruption. It’s practical, dependable—it's power without a hitch.

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How Your Off-Grid System Works


An off-grid solar power system operates independently, meeting all your electricity needs without connecting to the utility grid. This autonomy requires careful coordination of various critical components to capture, store, and convert sunlight into reliable electricity for your home. Let’s explore the key elements that empower you with complete energy freedom.

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Harnessing the Sun's Power

High-quality solar panels are crucial for maximising energy efficiency and ensuring durability. Our premium panels are designed to efficiently convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity, even in remote or challenging environments. This conversion provides the foundational energy required for your off-grid lifestyle, highlighting the importance of superior product quality from the outset.

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Solar Inverter

Enhanced Power Control

Off-grid inverters are essential for converting DC electricity from your solar panels into usable AC for your home. Our off-grid inverters excel in efficiency and robustness, ensuring reliable energy conversion and seamless operation with diverse power demands. Experience cutting-edge technology that adapts to your energy needs, keeping your system at peak performance indefinitely.

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Energy Monitoring

Unlock Your Off-Grid Potential

Stay in control with comprehensive energy monitoring for off-grid systems. Our tools provide detailed insights into your solar setup's performance around the clock, making power management straightforward and stress-free. This allows you to make smart, impactful decisions on your energy use, ensuring optimal efficiency and self-reliance.

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Why Choose a Off-Grid System

Complete Freedom and Sustainability

Choosing an off-grid solar system is for those who value total independence from the utility grid, aiming to eliminate energy bills entirely. Ideal for remote locations or individuals dedicated to a green lifestyle, it provides a steady electricity supply solely from renewable sources. Embrace the control and responsibility of producing your own clean energy, ensuring your home is sustainably powered around the clock.

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Reliable Power in Remote Locations
Ensures consistent electricity supply, eliminating reliance on the grid in off-grid or remote areas.

Complete Energy Independence
Provides consistent electricity solely from solar energy, even without grid access.

Environmental Impact
‍Reduces carbon footprint by minimising dependency on fossil fuels and promoting sustainable energy use.


Higher Initial Investment
Requires substantial upfront costs for extensive battery storage and solar infrastructure.

Backup System Required
Incorporating a generator ensures reliability during low sunlight periods.

System Sizing and Planning
Careful planning is needed to match the system’s capacity with your home’s energy requirements.

Off-Grid vs. Other System Types


When exploring solar energy systems, choosing between one of our Grid-Tied, Off-Grid, or Hybrid Battery setups involves understanding key differences in investment, self-reliance, environmental impact, and potential electricity cost reductions. This comprehensive comparison highlights the essential attributes and considerations for each system type, aiding you in making an informed decision.



Off-Grid Solar System

Grid-Tied Solar System

Hybrid Battery Solar System

Initial Cost (incl. GST)

From $34,900

From $11,900

From $24,300

Dependence on Grid




Backup During Outages




Electricity Bills


Average 60% savings + Export Credits

Average 80% savings + Export Credits

Ideal For

Remote locations, full independence

Urban / suburban areas, lower initial investment

Unreliable grid areas, those seeking backup


Medium (battery care)


Medium (battery care)





Environmental impact




Payback Period


5-8 Years

7-10 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.

Off-Grid Solar Pricing & Investment

Tailored Solutions for Off-Grid Living

Our Off-Grid Solar Systems are designed for unmatched energy independence, tailored to meet varying customer needs. We provide custom off-grid energy solutions, with starting prices as a guide, adjusted based on your specific energy requirements and system complexity. This personalised approach ensures a seamless transition to sustainable, reliable off-grid living.

Low Power Usage

Small System*

  • Household Type: Tiny home, cabin, or solo living space
  • Appliances: Basic lighting, phone, small fridge
  • Suitable For: Individuals with essential energy needs
14 Panels / 6.16 kW / 20 kWh Battery
Starting from:
$34,900 (inc. GST)

Medium Power Usage

Mid-sized System*

  • Household Type: Small family or couple's modest home
  • Appliances: Standard fridge, washer, TV, moderate computer use
  • Suitable For: Regular household appliance usage
20 Panels / 8.8 kW / 30 kWh Battery
Starting from:
$54,400 (incl. GST)

High Power Usage

Large System*

  • Household Type: Larger family homes with high consumption
  • Appliances: Several large appliances, HVAC, extensive lighting, heavy device use
  • Suitable For: Comprehensive residential energy needs
28 Panels / 12.32 kW / 40 kWh Battery
Starting from:
$69,300 (inc. GST)
*Note: Pricing reflects an Off-Grid 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 scales with consumption levels, impacting total system cost.

Battery Capacity

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

Components Quality

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High-quality panels, inverters, and batteries ensure reliability and longevity.

Install Complexity

Costs influenced by site specifics, wiring, and structural requirements.

Energy Goals

Complete grid independence requires larger, more expensive systems.

Tech Upgrades

Smart tech and EV integration enhance efficiency, increasing initial cost.

Custom Solutions

Tailored systems for unique needs significantly impact financial outlay.

Generator Backup

Ensures reliability during low sunlight, increasing overall system cost.

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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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