Dreaming of more space, warmer weather, and a slower lifestyle, Morgan and Jessica left suburban Wellington for a bare acre in Waipu. During one of their first nights on the land with just a cabin and caravan, the 2020 lockdown was announced and they were forced to isolate with no power, no water, and a portaloo toilet that could not be serviced.
NEED TO UPGRADE YOUR SOLAR FOR WINTER?
Dont go back to candlelit dinners this winter– its easy to upgrade your GridFree kit. Get in touch today to get your solar sorted for those shorter days.
Complete Off-Grid Solar Power System Kits
Going off the grid for weekends or planning a permanent move? We started GridFree so Kiwis can have the luxury of power in even the most remote locations. Our off grid solar power systems are a kitset solution that includes EVERYTHING you need for going off the grid in New Zealand - solar panels, batteries, charge controllers, inverters, cables and connectors! We are the pioneer off-grid solar suppliers empowering Kiwis to DIY the power that suits their lifestyle.View More
Can I install my own off grid solar?
Going off the grid? You can install your own off grid solar up until the point of wiring 240V (like connecting to your household switchboard), as this legally requires an electrician. We make installation easy with DIY off grid solar kits in various sizes to fit your lifestyle.
"I think the best part of being off-grid and having solar is just the freedom. Both the financial and physical freedom to do what we want and that we can share this with our family. Our minimal footprint on the earth and just be who we want to be– and hopefully be an inspiration to others to live this kind of life. It is possible. You can do it."
Living simply and within your means is the most common value when it comes to going GridFree. From living in a compact space, to reducing your consumption and being completely self-sufficient this place has it all. It's a tiny piece of paradise - let's go check it out!
Join other New Zealanders going off the grid.
Click on the icons below to learn more about the process of planning, selecting and setting up your DIY off grid solar power system.
Use our guides to learn about what to expect from solar, and what your solar needs are.
Choose the right kit for you
with the help of our online
guides and friendly team.
Pay for your kit through our online store, or we can send you an invoice to pay.
Whenever you need us, we're happy to help with any issues, questions, or upgrades!
DIY installation is easy with
our detailed manual, or
pass it on to an electrician.
Have your kit shipped to you, or pick it up from our South Auckland warehouse.
As a sparky, they get the big thumbs up.
GridFree is placed in the off grid entry level market and they do it well with quality product. And because it is a family operation that begun to fill a need, there is a genuine passion and sincerity for the space they operate in whilst maintaining technical and legal exactitude. As far as value for dollar kits go I would happily recommend them.
Affordable. Simple. Easy.
“It’s really easy just to get the kit, and everything comes with it so you don't have to go and search and match up sizes and everything, you just get the whole lot all at once and you’re away laughing! It’s been great, I’d recommend GridFree to anybody.”
"Designed for someone like me to put in."
I installed the kit myself. It was my first effort with all things solar, but the kit was quite straight forward to put together (and the guys were only a txt away if had a query).
"Making solar power look as simple as it is."
You were the only ones empowering people to do it themselves and putting trust in them, you were charging very reasonable prices for great quality materials, and you were so helpful, honest, and straight forward."
"I had a great experience purchasing our solar system from GridFree."
"The website is full of useful information for working out what we want, they have been very helpful with questions before and after purchasing, the system arrived well packaged, and it has been easy to setup with clear instructions. The system is working great, charging the batteries even on a cloudy day!"
"Looking forward to installing more GridFree kits!"
"I've been an electrician for a long time, but new to off grid solar. Ethan and Zed were very helpful and they were one of the few companies who were willing to sell me the equipment as well as guide me through the process to make sure everything was done correctly. Client was also very happy."
"We now have an efficient hybrid system"
"The Gridfree Solar kit is the icing on the cake. The Weekend Warrior Kit with Inverter Upgrade is providing our wider family with enjoyable stays at our Marlborough off-grid holiday home."
"I had a large challenge."
My site is a heritage Listed Building - 'Monument of National Significance’ - and is geographically isolated. There has not been electricity or communications there since the 1940s. Your solar solution provided me a turn key solution that has worked very well. I coupled the solar system with a satellite dish - we are totally off grid!"