WHICH OF OUR OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEMS IS BEST FOR YOU?

CHOOSE FROM OUR RANGE OF OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEMS

Our Power Station off grid solar systems are made in our Auckland factory from $16,940 (inc GST). Which system best fits your situation? Take a look below for as an indicative guideline. For expert help, get in touch. Or, click below to book a 15 Minute Phone Meeting at a time that suits you.

off grid solar systems new zealand PS2TINY HOME/SMALL HOME OR BACH – OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM (PS2): $16,940 inc GST*

OVERVIEW:

3.4 kW 9 Panel Solar Panel Array (380W per panel) with a 9.6 kWh (4.8 kWh usable) Battery Bank with single 48V DC inverter/charge controller providing 4kW of constant AC power

The PS2 POWER STATION suits a tiny home, small home or bach/crib. Great for weekend stays during good weather.

It includes a Single Inverter Off-Grid System Small 4000W max output and 9 Panel Solar Array with a 9.6kWh battery bank.

The PS2 is ideal for situations requiring 3-6 kWh of power a day.

Email us to get help with the calculations and sizing, or you can book a free 15 minute phone meeting.

OVERVIEW OF THE PS2 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEMS

The PS2 is is a good off grid solar system where you power requirement is basic. It includes LED lights, small efficient fridge-freezer, charging for phones and a laptop.

There is enough power to use small appliances. The could be as toaster, jug and microwave, But it’s important the maximum draw does not exceed 4000W, 20 amps at any one time.

There is enough power to run a washing machine and a vacuum cleaner during the day.

Be aware of your total daily kWh requirements when considering system size. It is a great little system provided you stick to your power loads of between 3-6 kWh a day total.

At the heart of each of our off grid solar systems is the Integrated Power System (IPS). It combining the functionality of a solar charge controller, pure sine wave inverter, and multi-stage AC battery charger into one central unit.

The IPS provides a central system for monitoring and controlling all aspects of the system. It is is prewired into a system board containing breakers, fusing, cabling, and everything else that is required – all meeting current NZ standards. 

Being plug-and-play, this could potentially save thousands off the costs of an electrician.

Please talk to us about installation costs.

THE PS2 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEMS INCLUDE:

  • Fully integrated off-grid power system in a sturdy steel cabinet
  • Controller – 1 x IPS-4000W Dual MPPT all in one inverter/charger
  • Continuous Output 5KVA / 4KW
  • Surge Rating 10KVA / 8KW up to 5 seconds MAX
  • Pure Sine Wave inverter
  • Dual MPPT charge controller 60 amp x 2
  • Maximum PV input 2 x 3000W
  • Protection Grade (IP20) Enclosure – Slim Modular top – H2000 W 810 D450MM
  • Base PS2 system comes with 9 x 380W, Tier 1 solar panels, panels are configured in parallel strings of 3 panels
  • Add up to 21 panels if expansion is needed
  • Base PS2 system come with 9.6kWh battery bank consisting of 4 x 200 A/H 12V lead carbon batteries.

YOU CAN POWER THE FOLLOWING:

  • LED lights x up to 8 @ 9W
  • Small/Medium fridge/freezer that has an energy rating of 3 stars or more
  • LCD TV or similar up to 40” for 3-4 hours a day
  • Set top box or Sky decoder for 3-4 hours day
  • Internet, computers – ideally use laptops as they use much less power than desktops.
  • All small appliances such as kettle, toaster, microwave provided that these are under 1000- 1500W maximum rating and they are not all used at the same time (remember you have a total of 4000W available).
  • Standard 7kg washing machine with 4 star or better rating ideally used on cold wash
  • All other appliances and power tools etc provided that you do not attempt to power loads over 4000W at any one time.
  • Variable start water pump

With a base system having only 9 panels, your average days power production will be between 8-9 kWh on a very average winters day up to 12-16 on a bright sunny day.

If you need more total power then you can easily increase production by adding more panels in sets of three.

The standard battery bank of 9.6 kWh total storage can supply you with 4.8 kWh of power for use when the solar power is not enough or at night. We set the batteries to run at 50% discharge to extend the life of the battery bank.

PRICE: $16,940 inc GST ex warehouse. *Pricing is indicative only and may change subject to your specific requirements.

off grid solar systems new zealand PS2MEDIUM HOUSE OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM (PS3): $20,300 inc GST*

OVERVIEW:

4.6 kW 12 Solar Panel Array (380W per panel) with a 14.4 kWh Battery Bank (7.2 kWh usable) with a single 48V inverter/charge controller providing 4kW of AC power

The POWER STATION PS3 system will suit a medium sized house or bach.

It will suit a two person dwelling with average power requirements or a small family who is conservative and very careful with power use.

You would ideally require gas cooking, gas hot water. Ideally you’d have wood fire or gas space heating in winter. It’s important that the maximum load does NOT exceed 4000W, 20 amps at any one time.

There is a 50% increase in power from the 9.6 kWh battery bank of the PS2 system, to the 14.4 kWh battery bank of this PS3 unit. And, with three extra panels (total 12), this is great value.

Email us to get help with the calculations and sizing, or you can book a free 15 minute phone meeting.

OVERVIEW OF THE PS3 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEMS

The controller supplied has a 4,000W max output (same as the PS2). So, you can’t plug all of your appliances in at once. This is the limitation of this system which will be OK for a couple, but with a child or children, the system may exceed 4oooW and shut down.

The PS3 is the ideal system for situations requiring between 5-8 kWh of power per day.

With a similar load profile to the PS2 system, the PS3 allows more appliances to be used for longer.

Please talk to us about getting the calculations right. Your system size is also determined by the sunshine hours in your region of New Zealand.

WITH OUR PS3 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEMS, YOU GET:

  • Fully integrated off-grid power system. Pre-wired
  • Controller – 1 x IPS-4000 W Dual MPPT all in one inverter/charger (same as the PS2)
  • Continuous Output 5KVA / 4KWSurge Rating 10KVA / 8KW up to 5 seconds MAX
  • Pure Sine Wave inverter
  • Dual MPPT charge controller 60 amp x 2
  • Maximum PV input 2 x 3000W
  • Protection Grade (IP20) Enclosure – Slim Modular top – H830 W 810 D450MM
  • Base system comes with 12 x 380W Tier 1 solar panels. They are configured in parallel strings of 3 panels, therefore panels can be added late.
  • Base system comes with 14.4kWh battery bank. It consists of of 8 x 300 A/H 6V Lead carbon Batteries providing 7.2 kWh of usable power

YOU CAN POWER THE FOLLOWING:

The PS3 POWER STATION will provide all the power requirements of a normal small home with gas cooking and hot water and up to 4000W peak demand. This includes:

  • LED lights @9W up to 12 on at any one time
  • Medium/ large fridge/freezer that has an energy rating of 4 stars or more
  • LCD TV or similar up to 40” plus a 2nd TV if required
  • Set top box or Sky decoder 24 hours day
  • Internet, computers – ideally use laptops as they use much less power than desktops
  • All small appliances such as kettle, toaster, microwave provided that these are ideally under 1000- 1500W maximum rating and they are not all used at the same time (remember you have a total of 4000W available)
  • Standard 7kg washing machine with 4 star or better rating ideally used on cold wash
  • All other appliances and power tools etc, provided that you do not attempt to power loads over 4000W at any one time.

NOTES:

The base PS3 off grid solar systems have 12 x 380W solar modules (panels). Your average days power production will be between 8-9 kWh on a very average winters day. It will be up to 12-16 kWh on a nice sunny summer day.

The standard battery bank of 14.4 kWh total storage can supply you with 7.2 kWh of usable power for use when the solar power is not enough or at night. This is because we set the batteries to run at 50% discharge. This will extend the life of the battery bank.

Our full-time residential systems are designed to include an auto-start generator. This will provide you with back-up power during the periods when the weather is bad. In such situations, your total solar generation may not be enough to cover your loads, as well as keep your battery bank full.

Having the generator means you don’t need as many solar panels and battery bank. The generator is not included in the price.

Failure to have an auto-start generator installed on our systems may result problems. These include repeated depleting of your battery bank to it’s lowest healthy level. This will reduce the life of the bank and may affect your battery warranty.

PRICE: $20,300 inc GST ex warehouse. *Please note, pricing is indicative only and may change subject to your specific requirements.

Off Grid solar system ps4MEDIUM/LARGE HOUSE – OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM (PS4): $24,280 inc GST*

OVERVIEW:

4.6 kW 12 Solar Panel Array (380W per panel) with a 14.4 kWh Battery Bank (7.2 kWh usable) with a double 48V inverter/charge controller providing 8kW of AC power

The family-sized POWER STATION PS4 system will suit a medium sized house or bach.

It has the same number of solar panels and the same sized battery bank as the PS3 system except that it comes with a double inverter/charger/controller unit.

This allows you to access up to 8 kW of constant AC power at any one time vs 4 kWh of the PS3 off grid solar system.

You would ideally require gas cooking, gas hot water and ideally wood fire or gas space heating in winter. It’s important that the maximum load does NOT exceed 4000W, 20 amps at any one time.

There is a 50% increase in power from the 9.6 kWh battery bank of the PS2 to the 14.4 kWh battery bank of this PS4 unit. And, with three extra panels (total 12), this is great value.

Email us to get help with the calculations and sizing, or you can book a free 15 minute phone meeting.

The controller supplied has a 8,000W max output (double the PS2), so you can plug in a good number of appliances at any one time. The PS4 off grid solar system is ideal for a family (3 or more occupants) with moderate power loads.

The PS4 is the ideal system for situations requiring between 5-8 kWh of power per day.

This system suits a similar load profile to the PS2 system but obviously with more appliances or longer use. Please talk to us about getting the calculations right.

THE PS4 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEMS INCLUDE:

  • Fully integrated off-grid power system. Pre-wired
  • Controller – 2 x IPS-4000 WMD Dual MPPT all in one inverter/charger
  • Continuous Output 5KVA / 4KW x 2 = 10KVA / 8 kW constant draw
  • Surge Rating 10KVA / 8KW x 2, up to 5 seconds MAX
  • Pure Sine Wave inverter
  • Dual MPPT charge controller 60 amp x 4
  • Maximum PV input 4 x 3000W
  • Protection Grade (IP20) Enclosure – Full size enclosure H2090MM , W1560MM, D450MM
  • Base system comes with 12 x 380W Tier 1 solar panels, panels are configured in parallel strings of 3 panels, therefore panels can be added late.
  • Base PS4 system comes with 14.4kWh battery bank consisting of 8 x 300 A/H 6V Lead carbon Batteries providing 7.2 kWh of usable power

YOU CAN POWER THE FOLLOWING:

The PS4 POWER STATION will provide all the power requirements of a normal small home with gas cooking and hot water and up to 8000W peak demand. This includes:

  • LED lights @9W up to 12 on at any one time
  • Medium/ large fridge/freezer that has an energy rating of 4 stars or more
  • LCD TV or similar up to 40” plus a 2nd TV if required
  • Set top box or Sky decoder 24 hours day
  • Internet, computers – ideally use laptops as they use much less power than desktops
  • All small appliances such as kettle, toaster, microwave provided that these are ideally under 1000- 1500W maximum rating and they are not all used at the same time (remember you have a total of 4000W available)
  • Standard 7kg washing machine with 4 star or better rating ideally used on cold wash
  • All other appliances and power tools etc, provided that you do not attempt to power loads over 4000W at any one time.

NOTES:

With a base system having 12 panels your average days power production will be between 8-9 kWh on a very average winters day up to 12-16 kWh on a nice sunny summer day.

The standard battery bank of 14.4 kWh total storage can supply you with 7.2 kWh of power for use when the solar power is not enough or at night, this is because we set the batteries to run at 50% discharge to extend the life of the battery bank.

Our full-time residential systems are designed to include an auto-start generator to provide you with back-up power during the periods when the weather is bad and your total solar generation is not enough to cover your loads as well as keep your battery bank full. This is VERY important as having the generator greatly reduces the size of solar array and battery bank required for comfortable living 365 days a year.

The generator is not included in the price. When you consider the option of a generator compared to having to potentially double your battery bank and solar array just to cover you for two winter months a year, investing in a good generator is the sensible option.

Failure to have an auto-start generator installed on our systems may result in repeated flattening of your battery bank to it’s lowest healthy level and this will reduce the life of the bank and may affect your battery warranty.

PRICE: $24,280 inc GST ex warehouse. *Please note, pricing is indicative only and may change subject to your specific requirements.

Off Grid solar system ps5LARGE HOUSE – OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM (PS5): $30,192 (inc GST)*

OVERVIEW:

5.7 kW 15 Solar Panel Array (380W per panel) with 19.2 kWh Battery Bank with dual inverter/charge controller providing 9.6 kWh AC power

The POWER STATION PS5 is the ideal system for situations requiring up to 12 kWh of power a day and where the amount of peak load required, on occasion is more than 4000W and up to 8000W.

It comes with a 5.7 kW Solar Array with a 19.2 kWh Battery bank (9.6 kWh usable).

This system has a very similar load profile to our Medium/Large home (PS4) package but with an increase in battery storage of 33% and three more panels.

With 8 kW of constant AC power, you could use several kitchen appliances at once whilst also doing vacuuming and a load of washing.

SUMMARY OF THE PS5 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEMS

The PS5 off grid solar systems will provide enough power for a medium to large home. All the usual appliances will be covered, but this assumes the hot water and cooking to be on gas.

Email us to get help with the calculations and sizing, or you can book a free 15 minute phone meeting.

Beecause this package has more solar panels and a larger battery bank, it allows for more total daily power use. The 5.7kW solar array will produce between 7-11 kWh a day in winter on poor days and up to 18 kWh on fine winter days. In summer between 20 and up to 24 kWh a day is expected.

The battery bank will provide 10 kWh of power for overnight use or to cover periods of poor weather. However, there will be requirement for generator back-up just to cover any period of 2 or more days of very bad weather and very low solar production.

At the centre of each of our off grid solar systems is the Integrated Power System (IPS). It combines the functionality of a solar charge controller, pure sine wave inverter, and multi-stage AC battery charger into one central unit.

The IPS provides a central system for monitoring and controlling all aspects of the system. The IPS is prewired into a system board containing breakers, fusing, cabling, and everything else that is required.

It all meets current NZ standards.

THE PS5 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEMS INCLUDE:

  • Fully integrated off-grid power system. Pre-wired
  • Controller – 2 x IPS-4000 WMD Dual MPPT all in one inverter/charger
  • Continuous Output 5KVA / 4KW x 2 = 10KVA / 8 kW constant draw
  • Surge Rating 10KVA / 8KW x 2, up to 5 seconds MAX
  • Pure Sine Wave inverter
  • Dual MPPT charge controller 60 amp x 4
  • Maximum PV input 4 x 3000W
  • Protection Grade (IP20) Enclosure – Full size enclosure H2090MM , W1560MM, D450MM
  • Base system comes with 15 x 380W Tier 1 solar panels, panels are configured in parallel strings of 3 panels, therefore panels can be added in lots of 3 up to 24 panels total
  • Base system comes with 19.2kWh battery bank consisting of 24 x 2V 400 A/H 12V lead carbon batteries.

YOU CAN POWER THE FOLLOWING:

With either the Large PS5 or Larger PS6 system, you can power much everything that a normal home requires. The total power draw at any one time cannot not exceed 8000W.

You can still have high wattage equipment such as electric induction cooking and ovens, but again gas is recommended. Please talk to us about this.

The Large (PS5) and Larger (PS6) systems have more solar panels and larger battery banks than the PS3 and 4 units. This means the total amount of kWh a day supplied is higher.

If you have high draw appliances that require more than 8000W at any one time, we can talk about upgrading 12000W model. This comes with an extra inverter unit (total three).

NOTES:

Our full-time residential systems are designed to include an auto-start generator. This is not included in the price.

It will provide you with back-up power during the periods when the weather is bad and your total solar generation is not enough to cover your loads as well as keep your battery bank full.

Not having the correctly sized generator with an auto-start function may damage your battery bank and void your warranty.

PRICE:

$30,192 incl GST ex warehouse. *Please note, pricing is indicative only and may change subject to your specific requirements. Generator and installation costs are not included.

Off Grid solar system ps6LARGER HOUSE – OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM (PS6) $37,990* (inc GST)

OVERVIEW:

8.0 kW 21 Solar Panel Array (380W per panel) with 28.8 kWh Battery Bank with dual inverter/charge controller providing 14.4 kWh AC power

The PS6 POWER STATION for larger homes. This is the “big daddy” of our residential off grid solar systems The ideal system for situations requiring 15 kWh day in winter and up to 30 kWh a day in summer.

This system suits a very similar load profile to our Large home package with a requirement for loads up to 8000W, but with a 50% increase in usable power from 9.6 kWh to 14.4 kWh and six more solar panels.

Email us to get help with the calculations and sizing, or you can book a free 15 minute phone meeting.

This off grid solar system will provide enough power for all of the usual appliances etc that a normal home would run, as with all our load evaluations this is based on the hot water and cooking to be on gas.

As this package has more solar panels and a larger battery bank it allows for more total daily power use. The 8 kW solar array (21 off grid solar panels) will produce an average of 30 kWh a day with between 20 and 26 kWh a day in winter and up to 35-45 kWh on fine summer days.

The battery bank will provide 15 kWh of power for overnight use or to cover periods of poor weather. There will be a need for an auto-start generator for backup. This is to get you through consecutive dark days of two or more, when the solar panels will produce low or no power.

When considering a system of this size, please consider your average total daily kWh requirement. If this is greater than 20 kWh per day it would be a very good idea to increase the size of the battery bank. We can advise on options and costs.

If you expect to have loads over 8000W peak then talk to us about upgrading to our triple unit 12000W AC supply system.

At the heart of each off grid system is the Integrated Power System (IPS). Combining the functionality of a solar charge controller, pure sine wave inverter, and multi-stage AC battery charger into one central unit, the IPS provides a central system for monitoring and controlling all aspects of the system.

The IPS is prewired into a system board containing breakers, fusing, cabling, and everything else that is required – all meeting current NZ standards.

THE PS6 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEMS INCLUDE:

  • Fully integrated off-grid power system. Pre-wired
  • Controller – 2 x IPS-4000 WMD Dual MPPT all in one inverter/charger
  • Continuous Output 5KVA / 4KW x 2 = 10KVA / 8 kW constant draw
  • Surge Rating 10KVA / 8KW x 2, up to 5 seconds MAX
  • Pure Sine Wave inverter
  • Dual MPPT charge controller 60 amp x 4
  • Maximum PV input 4 x 3000W
  • Protection Grade (IP20) Enclosure – Full size enclosure H2090MM , W1560MM, D450MM
  • System comes with 21 x 380W Tier 1 solar panels, panels are configured in parallel strings of 3 panels, therefore panels can be added in lots of 3 up to 30 panels total
  • Base system comes with 28.8 kWh battery bank consisting of 24 x 800 A/H 2V Lead Carbon batteries (usable power is 14.4 kWh)

YOU CAN POWER THE FOLLOWING:

With either the Large (PS5) or Larger PS6) system you can power pretty much everything that a normal home requires, again provided that the total power draw at any one time does not exceed 8000W. This does preclude high wattage equipment such as electric induction cooking and ovens and we HIGHLY recommend gas cooking, hot water and space heating.

The Large (PS5) and Larger (PS6) systems have significantly larger solar arrays and battery banks than our Medium home so the total amount of kWh a day supplied is higher. AS noted the total loads that can be supplied are still 8000W so if your loads exceed this then you will need to talk to us about potentially upgrading to our 12000W model.

NOTES:

Our full-time residential systems are designed to include an auto-start generator to provide you with back-up power during the periods when the weather is bad and your total solar generation is not enough to cover your loads as well as keep your battery bank full. This is VERY important as having the generator greatly reduces the size of solar array and battery bank required for comfortable living 365 days a year.

The generator is not included in the price. When you consider the option of a generator compared to having to potentially double your battery bank and solar array just to cover you for two winter months a year, investing in a good generator is the sensible option.

Failure to have an auto-start generator installed on our systems may result in repeated flattening of your battery bank to it’s lowest healthy level and this will reduce the life of the bank and may affect your battery warranty.

PRICE:

$37,990 inc GST ex warehouse. *Please note, pricing is indicative only and may change subject to your specific requirements.

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