Solar Panels

Harness Energy from the Sun

Solar panels use advanced technology to capture the sun’s energy and turn it into usable electricity with the help of inverters to power your home.

How does a solar panel work?

The components of a solar panel aren’t as complex as you might think. Some of the first solar panels were developed in the late 19th century! The most important component within a solar panel is the photovoltaic (PV) cells that capture sunlight and transfer the energy to the inverters that change the DC electricity to AC electricity (which is the most commonly used form of electricity). Each photovoltaic cell is contained within a larger silicon cell encased in glass and metal to protect it from weather and water damage. 

After your solar energy system generates power, it has to go somewhere. Electricity isn’t like water or gas because it’s not able to live in the lines forever. Instead, it needs to either be used or moved to a new place. This is just one of the reasons we encourage homeowners to use battery storage to store solar power until you’re ready to use it.

However, if you’re not ready or able to have battery storage installed in your home, you might be in luck! Most power retail companies can then offer you a credit to your electric bill for the power you’re exporting back to the grid, which can be between 8cents/kW to 12cents/kW. This is a great way to help maximize your investment.

LONGi has led the solar PV industry to new heights with product innovations and optimised power-cost ratio with breakthrough monocrystalline technologies. LONGi supplies more than 30GW of high-efficiency solar wafers and modules worldwide annually, which is roughly a quarter of global market demand.

LONGi is recognised as the world’s most valuable solar technology company, with the highest market value. Innovation and sustainable development are two of LONGi’s core values.

We’re proud to supply and install with LONGi not just for their fantastic solar panels, but also for their core values of innovation and sustainable development: they are easily one of if not the best solar panel producers on the market. LONGi’s Hi-MO 5m 54c modules are designed mainly for residential and C&I rooftop systems, producing a maximum power output of 420W, and achieving an outstanding efficiency of 21.5%. The modules rely on trusted P-Type technology which has proved to be the most value/cost efficient in the market.

Download Longi Datasheet

We use the latest technology

The solar panels we use in our Solartive Packages are some of the highest performing in the industry. 

Our Hyundai Solar Panels come with a 25 year Product Warranty and 25 year Performance Warranty. The design of these panels allows them to have an outstanding performance under New Zealand’s sun especially during the winter months when there is overcast weather. 

Benefits of using a Hyundai Shingled Solar Panel:

  • Better performance in high temperatures and reduces the risk of hot spots
  • Uses Electrically Conductive Adhesive (ECA) instead of traditional soldering ribbon which expanded and contracted as panels got hot during the day and cold at night
  • The panels are made in parallel with a brickwork layout circuit design which lowers the impacts of shading compared to full cell modules
  • Nearly 100% of the module is covered with solar cells to deliver higher power and outstanding efficiency. Higher efficiency means that less total solar panel area is required to deliver a given power output, leading to savings
  • The shingled module cell joints have superior flexibility compared to standard solder ribbons, which means that during periods of high winds, they are less likely to develop cell cracks that impact long term reliability.

Download Hyundai Datasheet

Risen Titan S High Performance Monocrystalline Perc Module

Risen Energy is a leading, global tier 1 manufacturer of high-performance solar photovoltaic products and provider of total business solutions for residential, commercial and utility-scale power generation.

  • Global, Tier 1 brand
  • Industry leading lowest thermal co-efficient of power
  • 12 years product warranty
  • 25 years performance warranty
  • Excellent low irradiance performance
  • Higher efficiency Mono Perc Cell Technology
  • Low current density technology to decrease the internal power consumption effectively
  • MBB and HC technology to reduce the negative affection to yield caused by micro crack and shadow
  • High power output leads to lower BOS cost

Download Rise 400W Datasheet