Charting New Zealand’s Path to Net Zero: A Business Owner’s Perspective on Clean Energy

Feb 16, 2024

As a 35-year-old business owner at the helm of Vital Solar, I’ve witnessed firsthand the growing urgency for clean energy in New Zealand. Our nation’s journey towards Net Zero is not just an environmental goal; it’s a commitment to our future generations. In this pursuit, solar panels are not merely tools but symbols of a sustainable revolution.

My Vision for Clean Energy:

As New Zealand strides towards Net Zero, my vision as a business leader in the solar industry is clear: to make clean energy accessible and viable for all. Solar energy, a cornerstone of clean energy solutions, is pivotal in this transition. It’s more than just harnessing the sun; it’s about redefining how we power our lives, responsibly and sustainably. This involves using products designed to last, Ethically manufactured, and with sustainability at the core of our suppliers businesses.

The Imperative of Solar Panels:

In my journey with Vital Solar, solar panels have been more than just products – they are a testament to a cleaner, greener future. They epitomize the shift from depleting resources to renewable sources, aligning perfectly with New Zealand’s Net Zero ambitions. Solar technology, with its immense potential and minimal environmental impact, stands as the key to unlocking a carbon-neutral future.

Driving Economic and Environmental Change:

The transition to solar energy is not just an environmental choice; it’s an economic strategy. As a business owner, I’ve seen the creation of green jobs and the boost in local economies. Solar panels offer long-term savings, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and foster a sustainable economic model. This is the future I am investing in – a future where economic growth and environmental stewardship go hand in hand.

The Health Benefits of a Clean Energy Future:

Clean energy directly translates to cleaner air and a healthier community. Solar panels significantly reduce the pollutants that contribute to health issues. As a business leader, advocating for solar energy means advocating for the well-being of our people and our planet.

Empowering Through Solar Energy:

As we move towards Net Zero, the role of businesses like Vital Solar becomes increasingly crucial. We are not just selling solar panels; we are empowering homes and businesses to be part of a larger, vital change. Our mission is to educate and equip our community to make energy choices that benefit both the present and future generations.

As a young entrepreneur committed to New Zealand’s Net Zero goal, I believe that the adoption of solar panels is more than a trend; it’s a necessity. It’s about taking a stand for our environment, our economy, and our health. This journey towards a sustainable future is not one we can embark on alone. Together, with each solar panel installed, we are writing a new chapter in New Zealand’s energy story – a chapter of hope, responsibility, and innovation.

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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