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Slash costs and boost your eco-credentials with our advanced solar solutions.

5 Star Google Reviews

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
2023-09-04
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
2023-08-11
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
2023-08-10
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
2023-07-26
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
2023-07-25
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
2023-06-18
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
2023-04-03
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
2023-02-13

Clean, renewable energy for your business

The experienced team at Vital Solar are experts in designing tailor-made commercial solar power systems for offices, factories, schools, farms - any organisation interested in becoming more sustainable.

Introducing solar power to your business

If you’re thinking of introducing renewable energy to your business, we can run a full analysis of your systems and recommend options that will generate a favourable ROI.

Improving or updating your energy systems

If you’re already using some solar power, we can run an energy audit and suggest better ways to improve your energy efficiency.

We are New Zealand’s trusted solar energy systems provider.

Residential Solar

We supply and install only the best solar energy systems appropriate for the NZ market. SunPower solar panels and Enphase microinverters work together to harness the power of the sun, helping you save up to 80% on your power bills each year by switching to solar.

Commercial Solar

After an analysis of your facilities and a full energy audit, we can suggest ways to improve your energy use and design a customised commercial solar power system.

Repair & Maintenance

After an analysis of your facilities and a full energy audit, we can suggest ways to improve your energy use and design a customised commercial solar power system.

Green Loans

A Vital Step Towards Renewable Energy in New Zealand

The most significant barrier in adopting renewable energy solutions, such as solar panels and energy-efficient upgrades, is often financial. Green Loans address this by offering attractive terms, including lower interest rates and longer repayment periods. This makes investing in green energy financially feasible for many New Zealanders.

Switching to solar – we make it easy

We are a strong team of 7 licensed electricians and accredited installers of all the brands and products we provide. We work with you from start to finish, consistently researching available products that our suppliers offer, evaluating what’s best for your home or business, and guiding you through the entire process.

Start by getting in touch with us for an initial chat.

We’ll be in touch via phone or email based on your preferred method of communication, and will arrange a site visit.

We’ll visit you onsite and create a customised design.

We’ll put together costings for the design.

Once you’re happy with the design and costings, leave it with us.

Brands we trust

Start your savings now and increase the value of your property.

Our experienced team has been installing and maintaining solar energy systems for residential and commercial properties for years. We have no subcontractors, no intermediaries, no middlemen – deal directly with your solar panel supplier and installer.

FAQ

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What does a solar power system consist of? What do we need to have solar power?

The system usually consists of three main parts:

  • solar panels on the roof
  • a microinverter on the back of every panel
  • the rails or mounting system that hold all the panels in place on the roof.

And if you are prone to power cuts or want extra power, a battery can be added.

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How does solar power work?

Solar panels on the roof use photovoltaic (PV) cells to capture the energy from the sun in the form of direct current (DC) energy. The system’s inverter converts this into alternating current (AC) energy, the type of energy used in the home. The inverter is connected to your switchboard, allowing you to use this for power.

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How many solar panels do I need?

This depends on how much energy your household uses, the size and location of your property, and some of the physical surroundings. We will come out to see you to create an accurate design of the solar energy system that will work best for you.

It’s important to note that you can start small and scale up. The brands we work with make it easy to add solar panels and gradually increase the size of your system.

A typical small property usage is 3KW which, depending on wattage size of the panel, is 6 to 8 panels. A typical medium property usage is 6.5KW, which is approximately 14 to 16 panels. And a typical large property usage is 10KW+ which is 24+ panels. Our microinverters are expandable up to 500 panels!

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How do we choose a solar energy system? What should we ask a company we’re considering using?

There are a few very important questions we recommend you ask when you’re talking to providers of solar panels and systems:

  • Do you work with brands that use modern day slave labour practices? Do you have any way of tracking and proving this?
    This may seem like a strange question, but any reputable solar company will appreciate you asking. There is a lot of slave labour, child labour and other unethical labour practices that occur around the mining of lithium and the production of other components used in solar systems. At Vital Solar, we have worked hard to find brands that are taking proactive steps to stop these practices. Read more about this on our Products page.
  • Do you use subcontractors or labour hire – or do you install the systems yourself?
    Many companies sell you a product and then hand you over to a subcontractor who will install it. The trouble with this is that the installers weren’t involved in the initial consultation or site visit and aren’t familiar with your property. They are a company you don’t have a relationship with and likely won’t be available for after-sales support as you get used to using your new solar energy system.
    Vital Solar designs a solar energy system specifically for your property, sources ethical products, installs them, monitors their use, and stays in touch with you as you start to reap the benefits of solar.
  • Are you a member of SEANZ?
    It makes sense to only deal with a company that is proud to be a member of the Sustainable Energy Association of New Zealand (SEANZ) – the independent organisation that keeps providers accountable to the industry and their customers.
    Yes, Vital Solar is a member of SEANZ!
  • Do you have licensed electricians on your team?
    If the company you’re buying your solar panels from doesn’t have electricians on staff, then they’re simply salespeople.
    Almost everyone on the Vital Solar team is a licensed electrician. We know the inner workings of the solar energy systems we sell and install, and we can answer your questions with technical knowledge and first-hand experience.

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Can we store power for when we’re not using it?

There are two ways you can store up any energy produced by your solar panel system that you don’t use. First, any excess power generated by your panel system is sent to the grid in exchange for energy credits – energy that you’ll use in future. So when you’re away on holiday, your solar panels will earn you energy credits to use when you’re back.

Another way of storing energy is by using a battery added on to your system. This provides you with energy to use at night or when there are power outages when the grid goes down.

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Are solar panels really worth it?

We 100% think solar panels are worth it. A lot of people have different motivations and reasons for using solar energy. They often want to be more self-sufficient.

One of the questions we like to ask is, “Do you feel secure that in the next 5, 10 or 15 years the supply for the NZ national grid is going to be stable, consistent and cost-effective?” If people are honest with themselves, they know the answer is no. And with the rise in the use of electric products like EV cars and heat pumps, along with the growing NZ population, these factors are all inevitably going to put pressure on our national grid.

Thinking about whether the right support and funding are going into this infrastructure, we believe that solar energy is a fantastic way to become independent and more energy sustainable so that you can be in more control of your energy pricing and consumption.

A solar energy system is seen as a valuable asset to have in a home when it comes time to sell your property. Just as buyers pay a higher price for a home with a high-end kitchen or one with new, modern appliances, a quality solar system offering “free” energy is something that would be extremely attractive to potential home buyers in the coming years.

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Will a solar panel system work if it rains a lot?

Solar energy systems work all over the world in different climates. On days when it’s raining, your solar panel system will still work, as solar panels work from UV. They may not produce as much energy as they would on a sunny day, but you will still have power.

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What exactly is renewable energy and why is it important?

Renewable energy is power generated from renewable or natural sources. These include sunlight, wind, water (hydro), geothermal energy (heat from the earth) and bioenergy (biomass, organic materials such as wood, charcoal, dung).

The other way to produce energy is through the use of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas – which are non-renewable sources. When fossil fuels are burned to produce energy, they create harmful greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide or CO2.

Whenever possible, it’s much better for people and the planet when we use renewable energy sources and reduce emissions. Offsetting your carbon use is great, but it’s even better if we can all do our part to reduce the amount we’re producing.

Renewal energy, such as solar power, is also a more sustainable source of energy – we’re not going to run out of sunlight or wind any time soon.

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Who looks after our solar panels and system if it’s not part of the grid?

The team at Vital Solar will take care of everything before and after installation of your solar power system. We will source the right products for your residential or commercial property – and we only work with manufacturers with ethical supply chains. We’re licensed electricians, so we’ll design, install and maintain the system for you. And we’re on hand to help you as you get used to using solar power and if you have any questions or issues along the way.

End-to-end support and service

After installation, we’re available for help as you need it with your solar energy system. We’ll make sure you know how to read the individual panel performance information and that you understand how the monitoring system works to make the most of your switch to solar.

The Vital Solar team can also remotely monitor your system to quickly and efficiently identify any potential issues that may arise.

You won’t be left in the dark. It’s all part of the end-to-end service you receive from Vital Solar.

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.

Find out more about switching to solar

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