Brands we trust

When you choose Vital Solar for your residential or commercial solar energy system, you’re choosing from a range of brands and products that have been selected for their ethical practices and their suitability for the New Zealand market.

Choosing the right solar product

We are proud to supply and install brands of solar panels and systems that are innovative, reliable and made by companies that share our ethical work standards.

We work with Enphase, SunPower and Schletter because of their superior quality, the suitability of their products for the New Zealand environment, and their ethical production and labour practices.


The Enphase product range is exceptional, with flexible and scalable microinverters that ensure continuous solar production with no single point of failure.

  • The Enphase microinverter has no fans, no moving parts and no high-voltage DC – which makes it the safest system on the market. (Watch this cool video for a fire captain’s endorsement of the Enphase system.)
  • The defect rate is just 0.05%, meaning a microinverter replacement rate of only one in 2,000.
  • Enphase microinverters are IP67 certified – they can endure just about anything Mother Nature sends their way.
  • The Enphase microinverter system is the most easily adaptable and scalable system – you can start small and easily add on additional solar panels after your initial installation. There’s no need to worry about whether the system can provide enough power – an Enphase system can be scaled up to 500 panels!
  • The Enphase system ensures there is no single point of failure – if for any (rare) reason one of the panels or components stops working, the system can continue to operate rather than shut down. Think of it like a string of Christmas lights where if one bulb blows, the rest continue to work.
  • Enphase also offers a hybrid set-up with the new IQ battery, which is designed to work perfectly in sync with your new or existing system.

And if you need another reason to love Enphase, know that many of their products are designed and tested in Christchurch, NZ. So while they’re an American company, their New Zealand lab employs 120 engineers.


Established in 1985 in Silicon Valley, SunPower has been developing and refining solar panels and systems for over 35 years. They now produce some of the highest performing panels on the market that are consistently rated as the most efficient panels globally.

SunPower offers the best warranty options available in the market for solar panels and products. They also have one of the most comprehensive Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies we’ve seen amongst providers of solar panels and products.

  • SunPower offers two product ranges for their DC panels – their Performance 6 solar panel range comes with a minimum 25 year warranty, while their Maxeon solar panels carry a 40 year warranty!
  • By combining SunPower and Enphase systems, you get the standard Enphase warranty extended from 10 years to 25 years!
  • SunPower Maxeon 6 has a whopping 0.25% annual degradation (the lower, the better), so even at year 40 you are guaranteed to still be getting 88.3% power output
  • SunPower is fully committed to the ethos of creating a sustainable future by ensuring they provide products made using sustainable practices. Their Conflict Minerals Policy guides them in sourcing products, including minerals, from conflict-free areas.
  • Their Human Rights Statement includes strict supply chain guidelines that work towards eliminating human trafficking and slavery. They are the only company that can provide evidence of where every part of the panel comes from.


What comes to mind when you hear the words German engineered? It’s usually quality and attention to detail.

  • Schletter has been around since 1968 and designs, engineers and manufactures globally in various regions around the world suitable to that specific market.
  • The aluminium that Schletter uses is mined in Australia to ensure they are not enabling any modern slavery practices.
  • They use marine grade aluminium which is ideal for many New Zealand properties that are close to the sea.
  • All Schletter products are covered by a 25-year warranty.

Ethical mining and production

We believe no solar product should be made in a factory where there is any potential to exploit workers’ rights and child labour. Unfortunately, this is common practice in lithium mining and battery production.

We’ve researched the products and manufacturing practices of some of the well-known brands, and we are proud to work with ethical companies like Enphase, SunPower and Schletter.

Feel free to read more about the sustainability and ESG policies from SunPower, Enphase and Schletter.

Our guarantee

With extensive experience and certification by New Zealand Master Electricians, we are the trusted solar energy systems provider for Kiwi homes and businesses. With the highest level of compliance available in solar installation, we only work with products covered by a manufacturer’s warranty and we guarantee all our workmanship.

Our commitment

Vital Solar is a proud member of SEANZ, the Sustainable Energy Association of New Zealand.

SEANZ is an independent organisation that works hard to drive our sustainable energy future, leading the promotion, support and innovation of solar PV and energy storage technologies.

Because we’re members of SEANZ, we work to a strict SEANZ Code of Conduct. It also means you can apply for financing from your bank for solar energy systems from Vital Solar.

From start to finish, our solar journey with Vital Solar has been superb. We did extensive research and obtained 5 quotes before (easily) deciding on Cam, Maryann and the Vital Solar team. Cam (MD) is highly knowledgeable about all matters solar, and patiently answered all our questions. (Ours is a tricky South facing site, so there were many questions). Maryann was super helpful and kept the ball rolling with logistics and other queries. We decided to get Sun Power panels with Enphase microinverters and two Enphase IQ 5P batteries. Vital Solar’s installation and service team (including Sam and Keenan) was very professional, helpful and tidy. After the installation was complete, Maryann also helped us get the grid connection sorted. Such great people! We did our solar due diligence, and recommend the Vital Solar team very highly. Thank you guys!😊💯
Suki Harding
Suki Harding
For our small installation onto our villa the discussion, ongoing communication, installation, and final product was all excellent. We highly recommend this company
Tom Robinson
Tom Robinson
Vital Solar are awesome. They will listen to what you want, and educate you where necessary so that you can get a system that works best for you and your home. They take pride in their work and do a tidy job with quality equipment. I had a few extra requests such as a Solar hot water power diverter, and that was provided and installed with no hassle. I've asked for more information about extras (e.g. batteries) since the install, and have received friendly advice and follow up. I would recommend them over the big guys who you will either never hear back from, or they will quote something from their computer without even visiting your site.
Ryan Maxwell
Ryan Maxwell
Cannot recommend highly enough. Vital Solar took the time to understand our issues and come back with excellent information- waaayyyyyy more information than the original installer had ever shared. Which meant we could make good decisions. GREAT service, fantastic communication and just lovely individuals to work with. Highly recommended.
sandy pearson
sandy pearson
Cameron and Maryann are engaged and knowledgeable. Dealing directly with the owner is a distinct advantage, and the fact that Cameron visited and assessed the site before quoting was a key point in our choosing Vital Electric.
Alan Merry
Alan Merry
Had vital come through for a consult, and ended up going with an Enphase system, knowledge with the whole process and incredibly happy with total install.They truly went above and beyond my expectations a awesome crew
Andrew Dick
Andrew Dick
Vital Solar really know their stuff. I appreciated the education on solar as part of the sales process. The Vital Solar installation team, in their Vital Solar uniforms, were professional and kept us well informed as the installation progressed. Having a 25 year guarantee backs up the quality of both the product and the service from Vital Solar, giving us peace of mind. It's been worth paying a bit more with Vital Solar than some of the other providers we approached, to get quality. We're delighted with our new system. Did someone say power prices just went up again - not for us. Thanks Vital Solar.
David Schischka
David Schischka
Cam and his team at Vital Solar were recommended through a mutual friend. Definitely made the right choice to go with them for our residential PV install. A pleasure to deal with.
Luke Gowing
Luke Gowing

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