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Our new ULTRA off grid solar systems using the latest technology are made in New Zealand and priced from $19,950 inc GST. Which system is best for you? Take a look below as a guideline. When you’re ready for a quote, get in touch. Or, go ahead and Book a 15 Minute Phone Meeting at a time that suits you.

Off Grid Solar Systems PS1TINY HOME/CABIN OR BACH ULTRA-SINGLE PS1 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM $19,950 inc GST* 

*Excludes generator and installation (ask us for options). Your package includes:

Free design service to correctly size your system 8 x 380W high-efficiency solar panels (3 kW total)1 x 5.6 kW all-in-one inverter, charger, controller unit 2 x 3.2 kWh Lithium Ferrous Phosphate battery modules (6.4 kWh usable power)All fusing, isolators, fittings, rails, DC cabling. NZ Compliant Pre assembled, tested, plug and play to save on installationDouble cabinet, warranties – ongoing supportWiFi and APP monitoring

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The ULTRA-Single PS1 off grid solar system is the smallest system we produce. It will suit a tiny home, sleepout or cabin with basic power requirements. It may also suit summer-only weekend stays, during good weather.

Check out our latest article on tiny house off grid solar.

Like the larger PS2 and PS3 units (which have more panels and battery storage) it includes a single 5.6 kW off grid solar inverter, charger, controller unit.

The inverter in all of the ULTRA-Single systems allows you to plug in up to 5.6 kW of appliances at once.

This is a decent amount for a couple or maybe three people.

Click on the video to watch an overview of the ULTRA-Single unit.

With the PS1 unit, you’d need to use gas, solid fuel or diesel for hot water, cooking and heating.

If you need your off grid solar system to power these items (especially an oven or electric hob), you’ll need to upgrade – probably to one of our ULTRA-Double systems.

EXPANDABILITY

With eight solar panels and two battery modules, the PS1 can be easily and cost-effectively expanded – up to a point.

In fact, you can double both the panel array size (from 3 kW to 6 kW) and the battery bank (from 6.4 kWh to 12.8 kWh) – or somewhere in between.

Once the limit is reached, the ULTRA-Single unit can’t be easily expanded. But at 12.8 kWh battery power, this would be sufficient to run a medium to large family home with all the usual appliances and gear.

No, you still can’t run the oven; you’ll need to upgrade to the ULTRA-Double for that (PS4, PS5, PS6) for that.

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THE PS1 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM CAN POWER THE FOLLOWING:

The ULTRA-Single PS1 is sized to run basic appliances only.

These could include:

  • Up to four or five LED lights on at the same time
  • Small fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine (daytime use only)
  • Approved water pump
  • Kitchen range hood and bathroom fan
  • Small microwave (800W)
  • Jug, toaster
  • Internet router and phone/device charging
  • Laptop computer for a few hours per night
  • Small 32″ LED TV and Sky box for a few hours per night
  • Miscellaneous appliances such as a vacuum cleaner, blender, tools etc.

The list above is indicative only because there is a lot of variation between appliance brands, wattage draw and performance.

Use our experience and get in touch to discuss your situation and requirements.

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HOW MUCH TOTAL POWER WILL THE PS1 PROVIDE OVER 24 HRS?

There are two factors to understand when we talk about power capacity with off grid solar systems. The first of these is AC ‘flow-through’ in kW. This is simply how many appliances (or stuff) you can plug in at the same time.

If you remember, the PS1, PS2 and PS3 systems are limited to 5.6 kW at any one time because they have one inverter.

The second factor is how much power you’ll actually consume over a 24 hour period.

Power use over time is measured in kilowatt hours (kWh). For example, if a 100W TV runs for 10 hours per day, it would use 1,000 watt hours – or 1 kWh per day (forgive us if this is a bit basic!).

The PS1 will provide up to about 5 kWh per day in winter. For perspective, the ‘average’ family home in New Zealand might use about 25 kWh per day.

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YOU WILL *NOT* BE ABLE TO POWER THE FOLLOWING:

All off grid solar systems have limitations and certain operating parameters. This is based on the number of panels, the size of the battery bank, and the capacity of the inverter/s.

The PS1 system is a small system for very basic requirements and will not be able to power the following. Attempting to do so may cause damage and void your warranty:

  • Electric hot water
  • Electric hob or oven
  • Heat pumps or electric heating
  • A separate chest freezer
  • A dishwasher (probably)
  • Most powered sewage or grey water systems
    • Desktop computers that need to be on all day
    • UV water treatment systems (probably)

    If you need to run any of these appliances, you’ll need a larger system. Talk to us about sizing and your options.

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    WHAT REGION ARE YOU IN?

    The sizing of our off grid solar systems on this site are intended to be a basic guideline; a starting point.

    The fact is, there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution because all systems are customised to your specific situation.

    The number of solar panels you will need will depend on your region and this may affect your final price. It’s because different areas around New Zealand  have varying official sunshine hours according to NIWA.

    You can read more about regional differences in sunshine hours and what this means for you (plus lots more), in our latest article “Off Grid Solar For Dummies”.

    The PS1 system comes with 8 solar panels (4.5 kW total). However, in some areas with lower average sunshine hours, you will probably need more.

    Areas with lower sunshine hours include, the Manawatu region, the Central Plateau (Taupo/Turangi area), the West Coast of the South Island, and anywhere south of the Canterbury region.

    IS THE PS1 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM RIGHT FOR YOU?

    Use our expertise to see if the PS1 system is right for you. When you are ready to get in touch, you can use our free and no obligation design service.

    We’ll help you to accurately size your system and work you through a Load Evaluation over the phone or via Zoom.

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    off grid solar systems PS2 - AucklandSMALL HOUSE OR BACH ULTRA-SINGLE PS2 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM $26,690 inc GST*

    *Excludes generator and installation (ask us for options). Your package includes:

    Free design service to correctly size your system 12 x 380W high-efficiency solar panels (4.5 kW total)1 x 5.6 kW all-in-one inverter, charger, controller unit 3 x 3.2 kWh Lithium Ferrous Phosphate battery modules (9.6 kWh usable power)All fusing, isolators, fittings, rails, DC cabling. NZ Compliant Pre assembled, tested, plug and play to save on installationDouble cabinet, warranties – ongoing supportWiFi and APP monitoring

    DOWNLOAD THE ULTRA-SINGLE PDF
    The ULTRA-Single PS2 off grid solar system is a step up from the PS1 unit, our smallest system. It will still suit a tiny home, sleepout or cabin with basic power requirements, like the smaller PS1 unit. It may also suit summer-only weekend stays, during good weather.

    But with four extra panels (total 12) and one more battery module (three modules providing 9.6 kWh), it will provide power for more than just the bare basics.

    Like the smaller PS1 and larger PS3 units, the PS2 comes with a single 5.6 kW off grid solar inverter, charger, controller unit. It will allow you to plug in up to 5.6 kW of appliances at the same time.

    This system could allow a couple or family of three to live comfortably, full time, with basic appliances.

    With the PS1 unit, you’d need to use gas, solid fuel or diesel for hot water, cooking and heating. A benchtop airfryer may be OK.

    Click on the video to watch an overview of the ULTRA-Single unit.

    If you need your off grid solar system to power these items (especially an oven or electric hob), you’ll need to upgrade – probably to one of our ULTRA-Double systems.

    EXPAND YOUR SYSTEM

    With 12 solar panels and three battery modules, the PS2 can be easily and cost-effectively expanded – up to a point.

    You can add four more panels to your system for a total of 16 (from 4.5 kW to 6 kW). And, you can add one more battery module from three to four (from 6.4 kWh to 12.8 kWh).

    Once this limit is reached, the ULTRA-Single unit can’t be easily expanded – and you still won’t be able to run a stove top or oven.

    If you think you may need even more power than the ULTRA-Single can supply, or if you want to use your system to power your hot water, cooking or heating in the future, please talk to us about upgrading to the ULTRA-Double unit (PS4, PS5 or PS6).

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    THE PS2 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM CAN POWER THE FOLLOWING:

    The ULTRA-Single PS2 is sized to run basic appliances and equipment with selected supplementary appliances.

    If your appliances and equipment total add up to about 7 kWh per day, then the PS3 could be suitable for you.

    Appliances could include:

    • Up to 10 LED lights
    • Large fridge/freezer
    • Washing machine (daytime use only)
    • Approved water pump
    • Kitchen range hood and bathroom fan
    • Microwave Oven (1,000W)
    • Jug, toaster
    • Small chest freezer
    • Internet router and phone/device charging
    • Two laptops for a few hours per night
    • Heated towel rail (4 hrs on a timer – daytime only)
    • Med/Large LED TV and Sky box for 6 hours per day
    • Miscellaneous appliances such as a vacuum cleaner, blender, tools etc.
    • Dishwasher (possibly)
    • Powered septic system (possibly)
    • Small heat pump (possibly)
    • UV water treatment (possibly)
      • Benchtop airfyer (possibly)
      • The list above is a guideline only because there is a lot of variation between appliance brands, wattage draw and performance.

        Use our experience and get in touch to discuss your situation and requirements.

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        HOW MUCH TOTAL POWER WILL THE PS2 PROVIDE OVER 24 HRS?

        There are two factors to understand when we talk about power capacity with off grid solar systems.

        The first of these is AC ‘flow-through’ in kW. This is simply how many appliances (or stuff) you can plug in and use at the same time.

        [If you remember, the PS1, PS2 and PS3 systems are limited to 5.6 kW at any one time because they have one inverter.]

        The second factor is how much power you’ll actually consume over a 24 hour period.

        Power use over time is measured in kilowatt hours (kWh). For example, if a 100W TV runs for 10 hours per day, it would use 1,000 watt hours – or 1 kWh per day (forgive us if this is a bit basic!).

        The ratio between how much power you are likely to consume during the day vs night time, is also a factor.  When we speak, we’ll want to understand this because this ratio can affect the size (and price) of your system.

        For example, if you can use more power when the sun is shining, it may mean you’ll need less battery storage for after dark, and pay a lower price.

        The PS2 off grid solar system will provide up to about 7 kWh per day in winter. For perspective, the ‘average’ family home in New Zealand might use about 25 kWh per day.

        Our design process involves checking what appliances you want to run, understanding your goals and lifestyle, and calculating the recommended number of solar panels you’ll need based on the official sunshine hours for your area.

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        YOU WILL *NOT* BE ABLE TO POWER THE FOLLOWING:

        All off grid solar systems have limitations and certain operating parameters. This is based on the number of panels, the size of the battery bank, and the capacity of the inverter/s.

        The PS2 system is a small system for basic requirements (plus a bit more) and will *not* be able to power the following. Attempting to do so may cause damage and void your warranty:

        • Electric hot water
        • Electric hob or oven
        • Heat pumps or electric heating (probably not)
        • A medium or large separate chest freezer (small is OK)
        • Most powered sewage or grey water systems
          • Desktop computers that need to be on all day (laptop could be OK)
          • UV water treatment systems (probably not)

          If you need to run any of these appliances (especially the oven or electric hob), then you may need a larger system. Talk to us about sizing and your options.

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          SUNSHINE HOURS FOR YOUR REGION

          The sizing of our off grid solar systems on this site are meant to be a basic guideline; a starting point.

          The fact is, there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution because all systems are customised to your specific situation.

          The number of solar panels you will need will depend on your region and this may affect your final price. It’s because different areas around New Zealand  have varying official sunshine hours according to NIWA.

          The PS2 system comes with 12 solar panels (4.5 kW total). However, in some areas with lower average sunshine hours, you will probably need extra solar panels.

          Areas with lower official sunshine hours include, the Manawatu region, the Central Plateau (Taupo/Turangi area), the West Coast of the South Island, and anywhere south of the Canterbury region.

          You can read more about regional differences in sunshine hours and what this means for you (plus lots more), in our latest article “Off Grid Solar For Dummies”.

          IS THE PS2 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM RIGHT FOR YOU?

          Use our expertise to see if the PS2 system is right for you. When you are ready to get in touch, you can use our free and no obligation design service.

          We’ll help you to accurately size your system and work you through a Load Evaluation over the phone or via Zoom.

          REQUEST A QUOTE

          PS3 Off Grid Solar SystemsMEDIUM HOUSE OR BACH ULTRA-SINGLE PS3 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM $33,250 inc GST*

          *Excludes generator and install (ask us for options). Your package includes:

          Free design service to correctly size your system 16 x 380W high-efficiency solar panels (6 kW total)1 x 5.6 kW all-in-one inverter, charger, controller unit 4 x 3.2 kWh Lithium Ferrous Phosphate battery modules (12.8 kWh usable power)All fusing, isolators, fittings, rails, DC cabling. NZ Compliant Pre assembled, tested, plug and play to save on installationDouble cabinet, warranties – ongoing supportWiFi and APP monitoring

          DOWNLOAD THE ULTRA-SINGLE PDF
          The ULTRA-Single PS3 off grid power plant suits a medium to large home where there is NO requirement to run an electric oven, hob or other high draw appliances.

          With 16 solar panels (6 kW total) and 4 x 3.2 kWh battery modules (12.8 kWh of usable power total), the PS3 system will power most of the appliances found in a standard home.

          This system is at its limit of expansion.  Read below to learn more.

          The limitation with the PS3 unit is the 5.6 kW inverter (the same one in the PS1 and PS2). It only allows up to 5.6 kW of appliances to be plugged in at any one time.

          While this is enough for most situations (for example a couple or maybe three people), this limitation may not be suited for larger households.

          Click on the video to watch an overview of the ULTRA-Double unit.

          In larger homes running a 5.6 kW inverter, the chances of exceeding the limit and the system shutting down is higher. If this happened, this would be inconvenient and may potentially cause damage to your system.

          EXPANSION LIMITATIONS

          Because the PS3 system is at the limit of expansion (16 panels and four battery modules), it would suit a couple or small family with a stable power use profile, who have no intention of increasing their power demand.

          If you need the option to expand later, and want to run an oven or other high draw appliances, then you you’ll need one of the ULTRA-Double power plants (PS4, PS5 and PS6). To download the PDF of the ULTRA-Double series, click here.

          With 12.8 kWh of usable power, that’s a decent amount of power assuming your cooking was not electric. It MAY be possible to run a heat pump or a hot water heat pump with the PS3 system, please talk to us.

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          YOU CAN POWER THE FOLLOWING:

          The list below is a guideline only. This is because there many variables to take into consideration.

          These include the actual type and draw of appliances, the time of day of use of certain appliances, the local sunshine hours and lots more.

          When we do your Load Evaluation together, based on the list below, we’ll end up with kWh number for 24 hours – for winter.

          If that number doesn’t exceed approximately 9 kWh, then the PS3 off grid solar system will work for you (notwithstanding the limitations explained previously).

          To check your sizing, please get in touch.

          Your system can run:

          • Up to 12 LED lights on at the same time
            • Large fridge/freezer
            • Washing machine (daytime use only)
            • Microwave oven
            • Dishwasher (daytime use only)
              • Medium chest freezer
                • Approved water pump
                • Jug and toaster
                • Internet router and phone/device charging
                • A couple of laptops for a few hours per night
                • Large LED TV (Max 55″) and Sky box for up to six hours per day
                • Second smaller LED TV for a few hours per night
                • UV water treatment (on timer)
                • Heated towel rail on a timer for a few hours daytime only
                • Miscellaneous appliances such as a vacuum cleaner, blender, tools, stereo, garage door opener, etc.
                • Hot water heat pump (maybe)
                • Small/med heat pump (maybe)
                • Powered septic or grey water system (maybe)
                • Second small fridge (maybe)
                • Satellite internet (maybe)

                Talk to us about the pros and cons of different types of internet services, water pumps and sewage or greywater systems.

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                HOW MUCH POWER CAN THE PS3 DELIVER IN ONE DAY?

                There are two factors to understand when we talk about power capacity with off grid solar systems.

                The first of these is AC ‘flow-through’. This is simply how many appliances you can plug in at the same time. Remember, the PS1, PS2 and PS3 systems are limited to 5.6 kW at any one time.

                The second factor is how much power you’ll use over a 24 hour period.

                Power use is measured in kilowatt hours (kWh). For example, if a 10oW LED TV runs for 10 hours, it will use 1 kWh in (forgive us if this is too basic!).

                The ratio between how much power you are likely to consume during the day vs night time, is also a factor.  When we speak, we’ll want to understand this because this ratio can affect the size (and price) of your system.

                For example, if you can use more power when the sun is shining, it may mean you’ll need less battery storage for after dark, and pay a lower price.

                The PS3 off grid solar system will handle total power use – over one day, of about 7 kWh per day in winter – maybe a bit more – depending on your local sunshine.

                For perspective, the ‘average’ family home in New Zealand might use about 25 kWh per day.

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                HERE’S WHAT YOU *CAN’T* RUN WITH YOUR PS3 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM

                All off grid solar systems have limitations and certain operating parameters. This is a function of the number of panels, the size of the battery bank, and the capacity of the inverter/s

                The PS3 system will NOT be able to power the following. If you try to plug in too much at once, this may damage your inverter and void your warranty:

                • Electric hot water
                • Electric hob or oven
                • Electric heating

                Compared to the smaller PS2 solar system, you should be able to run a small chest freezer, a dishwasher (during the day), upgrade to a 50″ LED TV, and use a benchtop airfryer for one hour a day maximum.

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                YOUR LOCAL SUNSHINE HOURS WILL AFFECT YOUR SIZING

                Our prices and system sizes are general guidelines only. There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution because all systems are customised to your specific situation.

                The number of solar panels you may need will vary from region to region, and may affect your final price. This is because different regions have different official sunshine hours according to NIWA.

                The PS3 system comes with 16 solar panels (6kW total). However, in some areas of New Zealand with lower average sunshine hours, you may need to upgrade to the ULTRA-DOUBLE PS4 system if you require more panels.

                Areas with lower sunshine hours include the Manawatu region, the Central Plateau (Taupo/Turangi area), the West Coast of the South Island, and anywhere south of Canterbury.

                We can advise as part of our free design service.

                You can read more about regional differences in sunshine hours and what this means for you (plus lots more), in our latest article “Off Grid Solar For Dummies”.

                IS THE PS3 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM RIGHT FOR YOU?

                Use our expertise to see if the PS3 system is right for you. When you are ready to get in touch, you can use our free and no obligation design service.

                We’ll help you to accurately size your system and work you through a Load Evaluation over the phone or via Zoom.

                REQUEST A QUOTE

                Off Grid Solar Systems - PS4MEDIUM/LARGE HOUSE ULTRA-DOUBLE PS4 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM $36,750 inc GST* 

                *Excludes generator and install (ask us for options). Your package includes:

                Free design service to correctly size your system 16 x 380W high-efficiency solar panels (6 kW total)2 x 5.6 kW all-in-one inverter, charger, controller units (11.2 kW) 4 x 3.2 kWh Lithium Ferrous Phosphate battery modules (12.8 kWh usable power)All fusing, isolators, fittings, rails, DC cabling. NZ Compliant Pre assembled, tested, plug and play to save on installationDouble cabinet, warranties – ongoing supportWiFi and APP monitoring

                DOWNLOAD THE ULTRA-DOUBLE PDF
                The ULTRA-Double PS4 off grid power plant is the smallest of our double inverter systems.

                It has the same number of panels and battery modules as the PS3 (16 x solar panels and four battery modules), but it has *two* 5.6 kW all-in-one inverter, controller, charger units.

                The rest of the ULTRA PS range (up to PS8) also have two 5.6 kW inverters.

                This means you can plug in up to 11.2 kW of appliances and equipment at any one time, including an electric oven and other high draw appliances. We call this your ‘AC flow-through’

                This level of AC flow-through quite a lot and would suit 90% of New Zealand homes and large families using standard appliances.

                Depending on your load, most large houses would need more than the 16 panels included. But the good news is that if your power needs change over the years, you can easily add more panels and battery storage.

                More on this later.

                Click on the video to watch an overview of the ULTRA-Double unit.

                The limitation with the PS4 unit is not the twin 5.6 kW inverters, it is the size of the panel array (16) and battery modules (4).

                If your daily load is over 9 kWh, you’ll need to upgrade to the PS5, PS6 or somewhere in between.

                EXPAND AS YOUR NEEDS CHANGE

                The size of your final system is based on the Load Evaluation that we do with you. When checked against the official sunshine hours for your region and other factors, that helps us to make recommendations about sizing.

                The PS4 can be expanded by adding more panels from the 16 (6 kW) that it comes with, all the way up to 32 panels (12 kW).

                Likewise, the battery bank can also be doubled from four battery modules (12.8 kWh) that it comes with, up to eight (25.6 kWh).

                While the PS4 can cope with basic appliances for a large home, if things change you can boost your system to cover a spa pool, electric hot water, oven and hob, heat pumps, a powered septic system, satellite internet, EV and more.

                With 12.8 kWh of usable power provided with the PS4, that’s a decent amount of power.

                And, depending on whether you want to run an electric oven, It MAY be possible to run a heat pump or a hot water heat pump.

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                YOU CAN POWER THE FOLLOWING:

                The list below is a guideline only. This is because there many variables to take into consideration.

                These include the actual type and draw of appliances, the time of day you use of certain appliances, the local sunshine hours and lots more.

                The PS4 system can run:

                • Up to 12 LED lights on at the same time
                  • Electric oven
                  • Large fridge/freezer
                  • Washing machine (daytime use only)
                  • Microwave oven
                  • Dishwasher (daytime use only)
                    • Medium chest freezer
                      • Approved water pump
                      • Jug and toaster
                      • Internet router and phone/device charging
                      • A couple of laptops for a few hours per night
                      • Large LED TV (Max 55″) and Sky box for up to six hours per day
                      • Second smaller LED TV for a few hours per night
                      • UV water treatment (on timer)
                      • Heated towel rail on a timer for a few hours daytime only
                      • Miscellaneous appliances such as a vacuum cleaner, blender, tools, stereo, garage door opener, etc.
                      • Hot water heat pump (maybe)
                      • Small/med heat pump (maybe)
                      • Powered septic or grey water system (maybe)
                      • Second small fridge (maybe)
                      • Satellite internet (maybe)

                      Talk to us about the pros and cons of different types of internet services, water pumps and sewage or greywater systems.

                      REQUEST A QUOTE

                      HOW MUCH POWER CAN THE PS4 DELIVER IN ONE DAY?

                      There are two factors to understand when we talk about power capacity with off grid solar systems.

                      The first of these is AC ‘flow-through’, as explained earlier. This is simply how many appliances you can plug in at the same time (this system allows for up to 11.4 kW).

                      The second factor is how much power you’ll actually use over a 24 hour period.

                      Power use is measured in kilowatt hours (kWh). For example, if a 100W LED TV runs for 10 hours, it will use 1 kWh in (forgive us if this is too basic!).

                      The ratio between how much power you are likely to consume during the day vs night time, is also a factor.  We will want to understand this because this ratio can affect the size (and price) of your system.

                      For example, if you can use more power when the sun is shining, it may mean you’ll need less battery storage for after dark, and pay a lower price.

                      The PS4 off grid solar system will handle total power use (over one day), of about 9 kWh per day in winter – maybe a bit more – depending on your local sunshine hours.

                      For perspective, the ‘average’ family home in New Zealand might use about 25 kWh per day.

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                      THERE’S NOT MUCH YOU CAN’T RUN

                      All off grid solar systems have limitations and certain operating parameters. This is a function of the number of panels, the size of the battery bank, and the capacity of the inverter/s

                      Technically, the PS4 system will power *all* of the appliances below, just not all at the same time!

                      And remember, if we were to add up the total power use over 24 hrs, it shouldn’t be more than about 9 kWh per day.

                      From time-to-time, if you were to exceed the 9 kWh recommended daily load, it’s not the end of the world. That’s because the auto-start generator is there to cover this.

                      However, if this happens too frequently, the generator will run far too often. This will be an added cost in fuel. And, apart from the noise, it may cause unwanted strain on the system which may reduce its lifespan.

                      Talk to us if you need to power the items below. Better to get it sized correctly from the get go.

                      • Electric hot water (maybe)
                      • Electric hob or oven (maybe)
                      • Heat pumps for heating (maybe)

                      Again, the limitation for the PS4 system is not any individual appliance, it’s your *total* kWh power use over 24 hrs.

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                      YOUR LOCATION MAY AFFECT YOUR PRICING

                      The prices and system sizes on this website are general guidelines only.

                      There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution because all systems are customised to your specific situation.

                      The number of solar panels you may need will vary from region to region, and may affect your final price. This is because different regions have different official sunshine hours according to NIWA.

                      The PS4 system comes with 16 solar panels (6 kW total). However, in some areas of New Zealand with lower average sunshine hours, you will require extra panels – depending on your load.

                      Areas with lower sunshine hours include the Manawatu region, the Central Plateau (Taupo/Turangi area), the West Coast of the South Island, and anywhere south of Canterbury.

                      We can advise as part of our free design service.

                      You can read more about regional differences in sunshine hours and what this means for you (plus lots more), in our latest article “Off Grid Solar For Dummies”.

                      IS THE PS4 OFFGRID SOLAR SYSTEM RIGHT FOR YOU?

                      The PS4 could be the ideal size for you. When you are ready to get in touch, you can use our free and no obligation design service.

                      We’ll help you to accurately size your system and work you through a Load Evaluation over the phone or via Zoom.

                      REQUEST A QUOTE

                      Off Grid Solar Systems PS5LARGE HOUSE ULTRA-DOUBLE PS5 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM $41,900 inc GST* 

                      *Excludes generator and install (ask us for options). Your package includes:

                      Free design service to correctly size your system 20 x 380W high-efficiency solar panels (7.6 kW total)2 x 5.6 kW all-in-one inverter, charger, controller units 5 x 3.2 kWh Lithium Ferrous Phosphate battery modules (16 kWh usable power)All fusing, isolators, fittings, rails, DC cabling. NZ Compliant Pre assembled, tested, plug and play to save on installationDouble cabinet, warranties – ongoing supportWiFi and APP monitoring

                      DOWNLOAD THE ULTRA-DOUBLE PDF
                      The ULTRA-Double PS5 off grid power plant is designed for a larger home that requires more than average power use with the ability to run a few high draw appliances.

                      Compared to the smaller PS4 system, it has four more panels (20 panels with 7.6 kW total) and one more battery (5 modules with 16 kWh total). It comes with twin 5.6 kW all-in-one inverter, controller, charger units.

                      This means you can plug in up to 11.2 kW of appliances and equipment at any one time, including an electric oven. The amount of power you can use at one one time is your ‘AC flow-through’.

                      With 11.2 kWh of AC flow-through which is a decent amount, this would suit 90% of large families using standard appliances.

                      Whether the PS5 system is suited to you depends on you daily load in kWh and the sunshine hours for your region. We can calculate these for you as part of our free design service.

                      Click on the video to watch an overview of the ULTRA-Double unit.

                      The limitation with the PS5 unit is not in the twin 5.6 kW inverters, but rather in your expected daily load over 24 hrs.

                      If your daily load is over 12 kWh, you’ll need to upgrade to the PS6 or higher.

                      EXPAND AS YOUR NEEDS GROW

                      The PS5 can be expanded by adding more panels from the 20 that it comes with (7.6 kW), all the way up to 32 panels (12 kW).

                      Likewise, the battery bank can also be increased from the five modules included, up to to eight (25.6 kWh).

                      While the PS5 can cope with basic appliances for a large home, if things change and you need more power, you can boost your system to cover a spa pool, electric hot water, oven and hob, heat pumps, a powered septic system, satellite internet, EV and more.

                      REQUEST A QUOTE

                      YOU CAN POWER THE FOLLOWING:

                      The list below is a guideline only. This is because there variables to take into consideration.

                      They include the actual type and draw of appliances, the time of day you use of certain appliances, the local sunshine hours and more.

                      The PS5 system can run:

                      • Up to 16 LED lights on at the same time
                        • Electric oven
                        • Large fridge/freezer
                        • Washing machine (daytime use only)
                        • Clothes dryer
                        • Microwave oven
                        • Dishwasher (daytime use only)
                          • Medium or Large chest freezer
                            • Approved water pump
                            • Jug and toaster
                            • Internet router and phone/device charging
                            • A couple of laptops for 4 hours or more per day each
                            • Large LED TV (Max 55″) and Sky box for up to eight hours per day
                            • Second smaller LED TV for a few hours per night
                            • UV water treatment (on timer)
                            • Heated towel rail on a timer for a few hours daytime only
                            • Miscellaneous appliances such as a vacuum cleaner, blender, tools, stereo, garage door opener, etc.
                            • Hot water heat pump
                            • Small/med heat pump
                            • Powered septic or grey water system
                            • Second small fridge
                            • Satellite internet

                            Talk to us about the pros and cons of different types of internet services, water pumps and sewage or greywater systems.

                            REQUEST A QUOTE

                            HOW MUCH POWER CAN THE PS4 DELIVER IN ONE DAY?

                            There are two factors to understand when we talk about power capacity with off grid solar systems.

                            The first of these is AC ‘flow-through’, as explained earlier.

                            The second factor is how much power you’ll actually use over a 24 hour period.

                            Power use is measured in kilowatt hours (kWh). For example, if a 100W LED TV runs for 10 hours, it will use 1 kWh in (forgive us if this is too basic!).

                            The ratio between how much power you are likely to consume during the day vs night time, is also a factor.  When we speak, we’ll want to understand this because this ratio can affect the size (and price) of your system.

                            For example, if you generally use more power when the sun is shining, it may mean you’ll need less battery storage for after dark, and pay a lower price.

                            The PS5 off grid solar system will handle total power use (over one day), of about 12 kWh per day in winter – maybe a bit more – depending on your local sunshine hours.

                            For perspective, the ‘average’ family home in New Zealand might use about 25 kWh per day.

                            REQUEST A QUOTE

                            THERE’S NOT MUCH YOU CAN’T RUN

                            All off grid solar systems have limitations and certain operating parameters. This is a function of the number of panels, the size of the battery bank, and the capacity of the inverter/s

                            Technically, the PS5 system will power *nearly all* of the standard appliances in the modern off grid home including a spa pool, a hot water heat pump and an electric hob. Just not at the same time!

                            From time-to-time, if you were to exceed the 12 kWh recommended daily load, it’s not the end of the world. That’s because the auto-start generator is there to cover this.

                            However, if this happens too frequently, the generator will run far too often. This will be an added cost in fuel. And, apart from the noise pollution, it may cause unwanted strain on the system which may reduce it’s lifespan.

                            Better to get it sized correctly from the get go.

                            Again, the limitation for the PS5 system is not any individual appliance, it’s your *total* kWh power use over 24 hrs.

                            REQUEST A QUOTE

                            YOUR LOCATION MAY AFFECT YOUR PRICING

                            The prices and system sizes on this website are general guidelines only.

                            There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution because all systems are customised to your specific situation.

                            The number of solar panels you may need will vary from region to region, and may affect your final price. This is because different regions have different official sunshine hours according to NIWA.

                            The PS5 system comes with 20 solar panels (7.6 kW total). However, in some areas of New Zealand with lower average sunshine hours, you will require extra panels – depending on your load.

                            Areas with lower sunshine hours include the Manawatu region, the Central Plateau (Taupo/Turangi area), the West Coast of the South Island, and anywhere south of Canterbury.

                            We can advise as part of our free design service.

                            You can read more about regional differences in sunshine hours and what this means for you (plus lots more), in our latest article “Off Grid Solar For Dummies”.

                            IS THE PS5 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM RIGHT FOR YOU?

                            Let us help you with sizing. When you are ready to get in touch, you can use our free and no obligation design service.

                            We’ll help you to accurately size your system and work you through a Load Evaluation over the phone or via Zoom.

                            REQUEST A QUOTE

                            NZ Off Grid Solar systems - PS6LARGER HOUSE ULTRA-DOUBLE PS6 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM $48,500 inc GST* 

                            * Excludes generator and install (ask us for options). Your package includes:

                            Free design service to correctly size your system 24 x 380W high-efficiency solar panels (9.1 kW total)2 x 5.6 kW all-in-one inverter, charger, controller units 6 x 3.2 kWh Lithium Ferrous Phosphate battery modules (19.2 kWh usable power)All fusing, isolators, fittings, rails, DC cabling. NZ Compliant Pre assembled, tested, plug and play to save on installationDouble cabinet, warranties – ongoing supportWiFi and APP monitoring

                            DOWNLOAD THE ULTRA-DOUBLE PDF
                            The ULTRA-Double PS6 off grid power plant is designed for a larger home with the ability to run multiple high draw appliances.

                            Compared to the smaller PS5 system, it has four more panels (24 with 9.1 kW total) and one more battery (6 modules with 19.2 kWh total). It comes with twin 5.6 kW all-in-one inverter, controller, charger units.

                            This means you can plug in up to 11.2 kW of appliances and equipment at any one time, including an electric oven and hob. The amount of power you can use at one time is called your ‘AC flow-through’.

                            With 11.2 kWh of AC flow-through (a decent amount), this would suit 90% of large families using standard appliances.

                            Whether the PS6 system is suited to you depends on you daily load in kWh and the sunshine hours for your region. We can calculate these for you as part of our free design service.

                            Click on the video to watch an overview of the ULTRA-Double unit.

                            The limitation with the PS6 unit is not in the twin 5.6 kW inverters, but rather in your estimated daily load over a 24 hour period.

                            If your daily load is over 14 kWh, you may need to upgrade to the PS7 or higher.

                            EXPAND AS YOUR NEEDS GROW

                            The PS6 can be expanded by adding more panels from the 24 that it comes with, all the way up to 32 panels (12 kW).

                            Likewise, the battery bank can also be increased from the six modules included, up to to eight (25.6 kWh).

                            While the PS6 can cope with basic appliances for a large home. If you needs change and you need more power, you can boost your system to cover a spa pool, electric hot water, oven and hob, heat pumps, a powered septic system, satellite internet, EV and more.

                            REQUEST A QUOTE

                            YOU CAN POWER THE FOLLOWING:

                            The list below is a guideline only. This is because there variables to take into consideration.

                            They include the actual type and draw of appliances, the time of day you use of certain appliances, the local sunshine hours and more.

                            The PS6 system can run:

                            • Up to 18 LED lights on at the same time
                              • Electric oven
                              • Large fridge/freezer
                              • Washing machine (daytime use only)
                              • Clothes dryer
                              • Microwave oven
                              • Dishwasher (daytime use only)
                                • Medium or Large chest freezer
                                  • Approved water pump
                                  • Jug and toaster
                                  • Internet router and phone/device charging
                                  • All day running of laptops
                                  • Large LED TV (Max 55″) and Sky box for up to eight hours per day
                                  • Second smaller LED TV for a few hours per night
                                  • UV water treatment (on timer)
                                  • Heated towel rail on a timer for a few hours daytime only
                                  • Miscellaneous appliances such as a vacuum cleaner, blender, tools, stereo, garage door opener, etc.
                                  • Hot water heat pump
                                  • Small/med heat pump
                                  • Powered septic or grey water system
                                  • Second small fridge
                                  • Satellite internet

                                  Talk to us about the pros and cons of different types of internet services, water pumps and sewage or greywater systems.

                                  REQUEST A QUOTE

                                  HOW MUCH POWER CAN THE PS6 DELIVER IN ONE DAY?

                                  There are two factors to understand when we talk about power capacity with off grid solar systems.

                                  The first of these is AC ‘flow-through’, as explained earlier.

                                  The second factor is how much power you’ll actually use over a 24 hour period.

                                  Power use is measured in kilowatt hours (kWh). For example, if a 100W LED TV runs for 10 hours, it will use 1 kWh in (forgive us if this is too basic!).

                                  The ratio between how much power you are likely to consume during the day vs night time, is also a factor.  When we speak, we’ll want to understand this because this ratio can affect the size (and price) of your system.

                                  For example, if you can use more power when the sun is shining, it may mean you’ll need less battery storage for after dark, and pay a lower price.

                                  The PS6 off grid solar system will handle total power use (over one day), of about 14kWh per day in winter – maybe a bit more – depending on your local sunshine hours.

                                  For perspective, the ‘average’ family home in New Zealand might use about 25 kWh per day.

                                  REQUEST A QUOTE

                                  THERE’S NOT MUCH YOU CAN’T RUN

                                  All off grid solar systems have limitations and certain operating parameters. This is a function of the number of panels, the size of the battery bank, and the capacity of the inverter/s

                                  Technically, the PS6 system will power *nearly all* of the standard appliances in the modern off grid home including a spa pool, a hot water heat pump and an electric hob. Just not at the same time!

                                  From time-to-time, if you were to exceed the 14 kWh recommended daily load, it’s not the end of the world. That’s because the auto-start generator is there to cover this.

                                  However, if this happens too frequently, the generator will run far too often. This will be an added cost in fuel. And, apart from the noise pollution, it may cause unwanted strain on the system which may reduce its lifespan.

                                  Better to get it sized correctly from the get go.

                                  Again, the limitation for the PS6 system is not any individual appliance, it’s your *total* kWh power use over 24 hrs.

                                  REQUEST A QUOTE

                                  YOUR LOCATION MAY AFFECT YOUR PRICING

                                  The prices and system sizes on this website are general guidelines only.

                                  There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution because all systems are customised to your specific situation.

                                  The number of solar panels you may need will vary from region to region, and may affect your final price. This is because different regions have different official sunshine hours according to NIWA.

                                  The PS6 system comes with 24 solar panels (9.1 kW total). However, in some areas of New Zealand with lower average sunshine hours, you will require extra panels – depending on your load.

                                  Areas with lower sunshine hours include the Manawatu region, the Central Plateau (Taupo/Turangi area), the West Coast of the South Island, and anywhere south of Canterbury.

                                  We can advise as part of our free design service.

                                  You can read more about regional differences in sunshine hours and what this means for you (plus lots more), in our latest article “Off Grid Solar For Dummies”.

                                  IS THE PS6 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM RIGHT FOR YOU?

                                  Use our expertise to see if the PS6 system is right for you. When you are ready to get in touch, you can use our free and no obligation design service.

                                  We’ll help you to accurately size your system and work you through a Load Evaluation over the phone or via Zoom.

                                  REQUEST A QUOTE

                                  Off Grid Solar Systems - PS7SUPER HOUSE ULTRA-DOUBLE PS7 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM $53,975 inc GST* 

                                  *Excludes generator and install (ask us for options). Your package includes:

                                  Free design service to correctly size your system 28 x 380W high-efficiency solar panels (10.6 kW total)2 x 5.6 kW all-in-one inverter, charger, controller units 7 x 3.2 kWh Lithium Ferrous Phosphate battery modules (22.4 kWh usable power)All fusing, isolators, fittings, rails, DC cabling. NZ Compliant Pre assembled, tested, plug and play to save on installationDouble cabinet, warranties – ongoing supportWiFi and APP monitoring

                                  DOWNLOAD THE ULTRA-DOUBLE PDF
                                  The ULTRA-Double PS7 off grid power plant is designed for a larger home with the ability to run multiple high draw appliances.

                                  Compared to the smaller PS6 system, it has four more panels (28 panels with 10.6 kW total) and one more battery (7 modules with 22.4 kWh total). It comes with twin 5.6 kW all-in-one inverter, controller, charger units.

                                  This means you can plug in up to 11.2 kW of appliances and equipment at any one time, including an electric oven and hob. The amount of power you can use at one time is called your ‘AC flow-through’.

                                  With 11.2 kWh of AC flow-through (a decent amount), this would suit 90% of large families using standard appliances.

                                  Whether the PS7 system is suited to you depends on you daily load in kWh and the sunshine hours for your region. We can calculate these for you as part of our free design service.

                                  Click on the video to watch an overview of the ULTRA-Double unit.

                                  The limitation with the PS7 unit is not in the twin 5.6 kW inverters, but rather in your estimated daily load over a 24 hour period.

                                  If your daily load is over 16 kWh, you may need to upgrade to the PS8.

                                  REQUEST A QUOTE

                                  EXPAND AS YOUR NEEDS GROW

                                  The PS7 can be expanded *to a point* by adding more panels from the 28 that it comes with, all the way up to 32 panels (12 kW).

                                  Likewise, the battery bank can also be increased from the seven modules included (22.4 kWh), to up to to eight (25.6 kWh). This is the limit.

                                  The PS7 can cope with basic appliances for a large home. If your needs change and you need more power, you can boost your system to cover a spa pool, electric hot water, oven and hob, heat pumps, a powered septic system, satellite internet, EV and more.

                                  REQUEST A QUOTE

                                  YOU CAN POWER THE FOLLOWING:

                                  The list below is a guideline only because there are variables to take into consideration.

                                  They include the actual type and draw of appliances, the time of day you use of certain appliances, the local sunshine hours and more.

                                  The PS7 system can run:

                                  • Up to 18 LED lights on at the same time
                                    • Electric oven
                                    • Large fridge/freezer
                                    • Washing machine (daytime use only)
                                    • Clothes dryer
                                    • Microwave oven
                                    • Dishwasher (daytime use only)
                                      • Medium or Large chest freezer
                                        • Approved water pump
                                        • Jug and toaster
                                        • Internet router and phone/device charging
                                        • All day running of laptops
                                        • Large LED TV (Max 55″) and Sky box for up to eight hours per day
                                        • Second smaller LED TV for a few hours per night
                                        • UV water treatment (on timer)
                                        • Heated towel rail on a timer for a few hours daytime only
                                        • Miscellaneous appliances such as a vacuum cleaner, blender, tools, stereo, garage door opener, etc.
                                        • Hot water heat pump
                                        • Small/med heat pump
                                        • Powered septic or grey water system
                                        • Second small fridge
                                        • Satellite internet

                                        Talk to us about the pros and cons of different types of internet services, water pumps and sewage or greywater systems.

                                        REQUEST A QUOTE

                                        HOW MUCH POWER CAN THE PS7 DELIVER IN ONE DAY?

                                        There are two factors to understand when we talk about power capacity with off grid solar systems.

                                        The first of these is AC ‘flow-through’, as explained earlier.

                                        The second factor is how much power you’ll actually use over a 24 hour period.

                                        Power use is measured in kilowatt hours (kWh). For example, if a 100W LED TV runs for 10 hours, it will use 1 kWh in (forgive us if this is too basic!).

                                        The PS7 off grid solar system will handle total power use (over one day), of about 16 kWh per day in winter – maybe a bit more – depending on your local sunshine hours.

                                        The ratio between how much power you are likely to consume during the day vs night time, is also a factor. We will want to understand this because this can affect the size (and price).

                                        For perspective, the ‘average’ family home in New Zealand might use about 25 kWh per day.

                                        REQUEST A QUOTE

                                        THERE’S NOT MUCH YOU CAN’T RUN

                                        All off grid solar systems have limitations and certain operating parameters. This is a function of the number of panels, the size of the battery bank, and the capacity of the inverter/s

                                        Technically, the PS7 system will power *nearly all* of the standard appliances in the modern off grid home including a spa pool, a hot water heat pump and an electric hob. Just not at the same time!

                                        From time-to-time, if you were to exceed the 16 kWh recommended daily load, it’s not the end of the world. That’s because the auto-start generator is there to cover this.

                                        However, if this happens too frequently, the generator will run far too often. This will be an added cost in fuel. And, apart from the noise pollution, it may cause unwanted strain on the system which may reduce its lifespan.

                                        Better to get it sized correctly from the get go.

                                        Again, the limitation for the PS7 system is not any individual appliance, it’s your *total* kWh power use over 24 hrs.

                                        REQUEST A QUOTE

                                        YOUR LOCATION MAY AFFECT YOUR PRICING

                                        The prices and system sizes on this website are general guidelines only.

                                        There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution because all systems are customised to your specific situation.

                                        The number of solar panels you may need will vary from region to region, and may affect your final price. This is because different regions have different official sunshine hours according to NIWA.

                                        The PS7 system comes with 28 solar panels (10.6 kW total). However, in some areas of New Zealand with lower average sunshine hours, you will require extra panels – depending on your load.

                                        Areas with lower sunshine hours include the Manawatu region, the Central Plateau (Taupo/Turangi area), the West Coast of the South Island, and anywhere south of Canterbury.

                                        We can advise as part of our free design service.

                                        You can read more about regional differences in sunshine hours and what this means for you (plus lots more), in our latest article “Off Grid Solar For Dummies”.

                                        IS THE PS7 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM RIGHT FOR YOU?

                                        Use our expertise to see if the PS7 system is right for you. When you are ready to get in touch, you can use our free and no obligation design service.

                                        We’ll help you to accurately size your system and work you through a Load Evaluation over the phone or via Zoom.

                                        REQUEST A QUOTE

                                        Off Grid solar systems - PS8MEGA HOUSE ULTRA-DOUBLE PS8 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM $63,500 inc GST* 

                                        * Excludes generator and install. Your package includes:

                                        Free design service to correctly size your system 32 x 380W high-efficiency solar panels (12 kW total)2 x 5.6 kW all-in-one inverter, charger, controller units 8 x 3.2 kWh Lithium Ferrous Phosphate battery modules (25.6 kWh usable power)All fusing, isolators, fittings, rails, DC cabling. NZ Compliant Pre assembled, tested, plug and play to save on installationDouble cabinet, warranties – ongoing supportWiFi and APP monitoring

                                        DOWNLOAD THE ULTRA-DOUBLE PDF
                                        The ULTRA-Double PS8 off grid power plant is designed for very large homes with the ability to run multiple high draw appliances.

                                        This is our largest system that utilises the double 5.6 kWh inverter, controller, charger units.

                                        The PS8 is at the limit of expansion. It is possible to connect two of these systems together for even more power. Please get in touch for more information.

                                        Compared to the smaller PS7 system, The PS8 has four more panels (32 panels with 12 kW total) and one more battery (8 modules with 25.6 kWh total).

                                        This means you can plug in up to 11.2 kW of appliances and equipment at any one time, including an electric oven and hob. The amount of power you can use at one time is called your ‘AC flow-through’.

                                        With 11.2 kWh of AC flow-through (a decent amount), this would suit 90% of large families using standard appliances.

                                        Click on the video to watch an overview of the ULTRA-Double unit.

                                        Whether the PS8 system is suited to you depends on you daily load in kWh and the sunshine hours for your region. We can calculate these for you as part of our free design service.

                                        The limitation with the PS8 unit is not just in the 11.2 kW AC flow-through capability, but also your estimated daily load over a 24 hour period.

                                        EXPANSION OPTION

                                        If your daily load is over 18 or 20 kWh, you may need to upgrade to our DOUBLE-DOUBLE system.

                                        Effectively, means two cabinets beside each other. This allows for double the capacity of the PS8 system. Pricing starts at $64,000 plus GST.

                                        REQUEST A QUOTE

                                        YOU CAN POWER THE FOLLOWING:

                                        The list below is a guideline only because there variables to take into consideration.

                                        They include the actual type and draw of appliances, the time of day you use of certain appliances, the local sunshine hours and more.

                                        The PS8 system can run:

                                        • Up to 18 LED lights on at the same time
                                          • Electric oven
                                          • Large fridge/freezer
                                          • Washing machine (daytime use only)
                                          • Clothes dryer
                                          • Microwave oven
                                          • Dishwasher (daytime use only)
                                            • Medium or Large chest freezer
                                              • Approved water pump
                                              • Jug and toaster
                                              • Internet router and phone/device charging
                                              • All day running of laptops
                                              • Large LED TV (Max 55″) and Sky box for up to eight hours per day
                                              • Second smaller LED TV for a few hours per night
                                              • UV water treatment (on timer)
                                              • Heated towel rail on a timer for a few hours daytime only
                                              • Miscellaneous appliances such as a vacuum cleaner, blender, tools, stereo, garage door opener, etc.
                                              • Hot water heat pump
                                              • Small/med heat pump
                                              • Powered septic or grey water system
                                              • Second small fridge
                                              • Satellite internet

                                              Talk to us about the pros and cons of different types of internet services, water pumps and sewage or greywater systems.

                                              REQUEST A QUOTE

                                              HOW MUCH POWER CAN THE PS8 DELIVER IN ONE DAY?

                                              There are two factors to understand when we talk about power capacity with off grid solar systems.

                                              The first of these is AC ‘flow-through’, as explained earlier.

                                              The second factor is how much power you’ll actually use over a 24 hour period.

                                              Power use is measured in kilowatt hours (kWh). For example, if a 100W LED TV runs for 10 hours, it will use 1 kWh in (forgive us if this is too basic!).

                                              The ratio between how much power you are likely to consume during the day vs night time, is also a factor.  We will want to understand this because this ratio can affect the size (and price) of your system.

                                              For example, if you can use more power when the sun is shining, it may mean you’ll need less battery storage for after dark, and pay a lower price.

                                              The PS8 off grid solar system will handle total power use (over one day), of about 18 kWh per day in winter – maybe a bit more – depending on your local sunshine hours.

                                              For perspective, the ‘average’ family home in New Zealand might use about 25 kWh per day.

                                              REQUEST A QUOTE

                                              THERE’S NOT MUCH YOU CAN’T RUN

                                              All off grid solar systems have limitations and certain operating parameters. This is a function of the number of panels, the size of the battery bank, and the capacity of the inverter/s

                                              Technically, the PS8 system will power *nearly all* of the standard appliances in the modern off grid home including a spa pool, a hot water heat pump and an electric hob. Just not at the same time!

                                              From time-to-time, if you were to exceed the 18 kWh recommended daily load, it’s not the end of the world. That’s because the auto-start generator is there to cover this.

                                              However, if this happens too frequently, the generator will run far too often. This will be an added cost in fuel. And, apart from the noise pollution, it may cause unwanted strain on the system which may reduce its lifespan.

                                              Better to get it sized correctly from the get go.

                                              Again, the limitation for the PS8 system is not any individual appliance, it’s your *total* kWh power use over 24 hrs.

                                              REQUEST A QUOTE

                                              YOUR LOCATION MAY AFFECT YOUR PRICING

                                              The prices and system sizes on this website are general guidelines only.

                                              There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution because all systems are customised to your specific situation.

                                              The number of solar panels you may need will vary from region to region, and may affect your final price. This is because different regions have different official sunshine hours according to NIWA.

                                              The PS8 system comes with 32 solar panels (12 kW total). However, in some areas of New Zealand with lower average sunshine hours, you may require additional panels which means upgrading to the ULTRA-Double system.

                                              Areas with lower sunshine hours include the Manawatu region, the Central Plateau (Taupo/Turangi area), the West Coast of the South Island, and anywhere south of Canterbury.

                                              We can advise as part of our free design service.

                                              You can read more about regional differences in sunshine hours and what this means for you (plus lots more), in our latest article “Off Grid Solar For Dummies”.

                                              IS THE PS8 OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM RIGHT FOR YOU?

                                              Use our expertise to see if the PS8 system is right for you. When you are ready to get in touch, you can use our free and no obligation design service.

                                              We’ll help you to accurately size your system and work you through a Load Evaluation over the phone or via Zoom.

                                              REQUEST A QUOTE

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