About us

Our mission is to match you with the best solar systems. That’s our promise. We will provide the best service and never compromise.

Choose the Experts

Solar experts in the design and installation of solar systems, batteries and off grid systems. Through transparent advice and education we match our customers with the ideal solar system.
We focus on having the highest quality components, installation and customer service.

Our Ethos

We are passionate about doing well, by doing good. Our vision is to champion a carbon neutral New Zealand through Solar adoption.

By giving genuine and transparent advice we offer the best outcome for every customer in design, installation and aftercare. Were challenging ourselves to be at the forefront of the technology and in doing so can pass on the best knowledge on to our customers and community.

We provide a reliable service today, and continue that relationship for the lifetime of your system, that’s at least 25 years! We do this by using products that guarantee long term reliability, coupled with quality workmanship, care and attention to detail means we can help people benefit from solar today and for the future.

Our Story

Our story is one of attention to detail, challenging the status quo and never settling for less when there’s potential for so much more.

It all began in 2015 when founder Dean Dunning noticed a common flaw on homes across the country. Many had flat roofs and solar systems were being installed at the same angle. The panel inclination was incorrect for the latitude, significantly reducing its effectiveness. Concerned for solar’s reputation in New Zealand and a sea of disappointed customers, Dean set out to remedy this common issue and established an expert solar provider for the Otago region.

Over the years, solar technology has evolved, while different panels, batteries and installers have appeared. We’ve invested our resources in the research and development of quality products to empower energy partners with relevant, unbiased, up-to-date information and the best solar systems available.

Today, Wanaka Solar are experts in Grid Tied Solar Systems, Hybrid Solar Systems and Off Grid installations. Since inception, we have installed over 130 Grid Tied systems and over 20 Off Grid, the equivalent of over 500kWp installed capacity.

Due to the increased demand for solar we have recently launched our sister company Queenstown Solar. We are excited to be able to expand our local, quality approach.

Being locally focused means we’re just around the corner whenever you need us.

Our Team

We’ve harnessed a team of expert, passionate solar installation staff that genuinely care about quality products, our planet and providing you with the most efficient system possible. Think of us as your solar power perfectionists, armed with unsurpassed attention to detail and a friendly smile to boot.

Dean
Dean
Founder | Installer

Trained as an electrician , going on to study renewable energy. Dean became increasingly concerned about the quality of solar installations being installed by untrained people. He managed to find a great team to help him install high end renewable systems. Dean enjoys getting out rock climbing and spending time with Sam, when she isn't walking the dogs.
Liam
Liam
Installer

Bringing a wealth of knowledge from across the ditch. Liam is a great addition to the Team. Liam has had 10 years of experience designing and installing solar systems in Queensland. He has a passion for renewable energy and high-quality work. Liam moved to Wanaka to spend more time in the outdoors and escape city life. He now enjoys long walks on the beach, taking pictures of the Wanaka tree and wandering into avalanche terrain.
Stacey
Stacey
Installer

Originally from Scotland. Stacey could not believe how strong the sun was in New Zealand. She thought all this energy must be good for something. This led her to Wanaka Solar. She is now well on her way to learning the art of installing high-quality solar systems and completing her electrical apprenticeship.
Sam
Sam
Accounts manager

Sam keeps the rest of the team in order. She works hard to ensure we are all where we need to be on time and well informed. Sam is the best person to help with any inquiries. In her spare time Sam likes taking the dogs to the vets, walking the dogs and taking photos of the dogs.

Our Partners

Because power is just one part of an energy and environmentally-conscious home or business, we have sourced an expert team of like-minded partners to provide an efficient service, from design and consent, through to completion. Together, we share knowledge and resources, then work together to build a brighter future for you and your planet.

Have your own architect, engineer, builder or subcontractor? Not to worry. We’ll happily work in with your chosen provider, but the sooner you consider your energy options the better.