Wanaka Solar design and install grid-tied solar, battery and off-grid solar systems.
Through transparent advice we tailor the ideal solar system for your needs.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality systems at an affordable price, providing a complete end-to end solution. We take the hassle out of going solar.
We do this to help New Zealand transition to a low carbon future.
How can we help you?
At Wanaka Solar we offer the best solar systems available matched with a superior installation service . Whether you’re looking for solar panels, solar batteries, EV charging systems or a start-to-finish energy partner for your off-grid project, we’re your go-to.
How a solar system works
Hover over the image below for the key features of a solar system.
Solar panels are usually mounted on the roof. Sunlight hits solar cells,
where its energy is converted into DC electrical energy.
The inverter converts solar generated DC electricity into AC that can be used in the household. The inverter also monitors your solar system to ensure it performs as its best. More info.
Energy flows through your home's switchboard and is distributed to your appliances accordingly.
The energy your solar system produces will always be used first. If you produce more than you need, surplus is sold back to the grid automatically.
A solar system can be expanded with a battery. Batteries store surplus
energy to be used at night or through power cuts.
Your solar system can come with on line monitoring software so you can use an app or web to monitor your production and usage in real-time.
Here at Wanaka Solar we want to help you understand solar energy. That’s why we have come up with some short snippets, explaining the ins and outs of the solar world. Check them out below and feel free to contact us if you want to learn more.
Your road to solar
Hover over the image below to discover the simple steps to go solar.
Call or email our friendly team for an initial chat. We'll ask a few questions and when you're ready book a time to survey your home.
One of our solar experts will visit your property to discuss any specific requirements. We'll look at property characteristics like size, aspect and backup requirements then complete comprehensive modelling to ensure we optimise the design of your system.
Working collaboratively with you, we'll design and quote a system engineered towards your specific needs. In around one week from your survey, we'll provide you with a tailored solar proposal containing all the information you need to make an informed choice.
Once you've decided to go ahead, place your order by signing the proposal and making a deposit payment.
We will apply for district network approval (DNO) for your chosen system size. We will also notify your current electricity supplier that your will be installing solar.It usually takes a month to receive both these approvals.
We don't leave you there, each installation comes with a five year workmanship warranty and we continue to offer full technical support for the lifetime of the system.
Your solar system is live and generating your very own clean solar power!
Commissioning and Meter Change
Finally, all solar systems must be independently inspected . We will arrange an inspection to visit your property, sign off the installation and install your new import/export meter.
Our team of friendly engineers will install your new solar system ensuring as little disturbance to you as possible. Most domestic solar systems are installed in two to three days.