Which system to install depends on several variables, including your current energy usage, available space, budget and objectives. Infinite Energy NZ often recommends a combination of both solar water heating and Solar PV.
Solar Water Heating systems using modern evacuated tubes can be a great option for families and households where you are not spending much time at home during the day. Your hot water cylinder is used to store heat/energy from the sun, meaning you’ll have plenty of free hot water as and when you need it. These systems are very efficient and can reduce your water heating costs by up to 75%.
Given that water heating typically accounts for approximately 30-35% of average household energy usage, this can represent a significant saving.
Solar PV is also a great option because the energy you generate can be used to power anything in your home, farm or work place.
A grid connected Solar PV system allows you to draw additional power from the grid (at night when your solar panels aren’t working) or during times when your consumption exceeds production.
The other benefit is you can export (sell) any excess power you generate back to the national grid.
Depending on your lifestyle and energy consumption, Infinite Energy NZ can recommend an optimised solution to ensure you get the best outcome for your budget.