A solar panel roof can help you save money, reduce your bills, add value to your home and protect your existing roof without the need for expensive solar roofing tiles.
Panels are attached to an existing roof through a racking system, and are probably the form of solar roof that you’re familiar with.
Tiles, on the other hand, replace an existing roof entirely with specialised solar roof tiles.
Both work in similar ways - generating power through photovoltaic solar cells and pushing that power into your existing home grid - but ZEN Energy exclusively uses solar panels rather than tiles for a simple reason: cost efficiency.
Solar panels are an established, well-loved and well-designed technology, with costs dropping every year and efficiency improving just as fast. All you need is the right roof orientation and some clear space and you’re good to go. There’s a reason that thousands of homes and businesses across New Zealand have chosen to invest in a solar panel roof!
Solar tiles for a solar roof, require the entire roof to essentially be replaced. This can be extremely costly, and eats into the funds that could otherwise be used to install a more robust and, ultimately, more efficient solar panel system.
The cost of your solar panel roof will depend on your energy demands. We offer a wide range of different best-in-class solar power systems for every size of business and home.
ZEN Grid-tied Systems include high-performance LONGi Solar mono-crystalline solar panels and the latest GoodWe grid-tied inverters. This combination provides you with the highest efficiency grid-tied system available, built from market leading components, all for an incredibly cost-effective investment.
ZEN Hybrid Systems include high-performance LONGi Solar mono-crystalline solar panels and the latest Huawei hybrid inverters, ensuring a seamless transition to energy storage at any stage. DC Optimisers, which allow each panel to operate individually, can be added to the whole system or simply to panels likely to be impacted by shade.
ZEN Hybrid + Backup Systems include high-performance LONGi Solar mono-crystalline solar panels and the latest Redback hybrid inverter, ensuring a seamless transition to energy storage at any stage. This combination provides you with the most robust system available, providing both an uninterrupted power supply and backup power all in one.
Solar panel roofs need only a minimum of maintenance and, with the right care, can last for up to 25 years without replacement.
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"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"
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