Going off-grid? Learn more with our off grid resources specially for New Zealand - videos and blog posts that talk through your solar power FAQs, installation questions, and more about our off-grid solar power kits too.
One thing customers are never told when getting a quote for off-grid solar?
What they can do to lower the cost. We believe this is a massive disservice to a customer.
Why are Off-Grid Quotes so High?Read More
What are Peak Sun Hours?
What does '3 peak sun hours' mean? And how do you understand it in a way that helps you choose the right kit? Here’s a full explanation!
How to Read Gel Battery Voltage
A common mistake new solar users will make with our kits is reading your Gel battery charge using the bars or percentage on screen, and misinterpreting charging voltage vs resting.
How to get the most out of your solar kit
An off grid solar kit is a significant investment, and with some careful planning and attention, you can maximise its output and longevity.
10 Things to be aware of when buying bare land for off grid living
If you’re just starting the process of buying bare land in NZ, and you’ve not done it before, there’s a lot to think about! It’s important to do your due diligence when buying land, so to make thin...
Top Tips from Off-Gridders
Our Facebook group, GridFree NZ, is full of off-gridders with plenty of knowledge about all the different areas of off-gridding, so we pulled together some of their advice to help you on your journey!
How to Prepare for Living Off-Grid in Winter
Getting ready for your first winter off-grid? It can be a bit daunting heading into it, so in this article we list some recommended tasks to complete before winter really sets in.
Generators for Beginners - Basics + What to Buy
Are you going off grid, have never used a generator, and have no idea what to expect? Here’s a rundown of some generator basics to help you get a feel for what to buy and how you’ll use it.
How to configure the Growatt WIFI-F monitoring device on your phone
Step by step guide to configuring your Growatt WIFI-F module.
Off Grid Toilet Options
Going off grid and trying to plan your toilet system? Here are some common plumbed and no-plumbing toilet options and considerations for each, so you can work out the best off grid toilet option fo...
Business Spotlight: Podlife
When we were at Fieldays in 2022 we had a chance to chat to some great off-grid related businesses, and one of our favourites was Podlife! Their modular pre-fabricated pods are a great option for y...
Getting Power to a Rural Property NZ
Have you just purchased a lifestyle block? Maybe you’re moving onto family land that has no services? Getting power to a rural property is usually the first task, so that you can progress all your ...
How do I know how much solar power I need?
If you’re going off grid and asking yourself “How do I know how much solar power I need?,” this article is for you. We'll show you how to calculate how much solar power you need, so you can choose ...
More Off Grid Resources
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