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
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 ...
Meet Some Fieldays Exhibitors!
We're here at Fieldays today and there's lots of other really good off-grid businesses here, so what I thought is I'd take the camera along and we'd ask a bunch of questions and get some informatio...
How to Cook Off-Grid
One of the main things we tell people when they’re looking to power a full time off-grid lifestyle is that our solar kits aren’t designed to handle cooking – so no ovens or stovetops! They use a LO...
What are the best methods to heat water off-grid?
Electric hot water cylinders use a LOT of power, so it's best to heat water off grid with an instant gas hot water camping shower, a woodburner and wetback, or evacuated tube solar hot water for ...
GridFree Kit Installation Instructions 2022 + 2023
You can download a copy of the instructions for your kit on this page - they include the instructions for installing the panels as well as the wiring diagrams. If you have a non-standard kit and ne...
How to Set Up the Growatt ARK Battery Hub
Need to set up your Growatt ARK battery hub? This episode of Billy's Workshop takes you through the whole process step-by-step for a hassle-free install.
What's the difference between a Standard and a Hybrid solar kit?
Looking at our solar kits but not sure whether to go with a Standard or Hybrid kit? Here's a rundown of the key differences in function, contents, and recommended uses.
How to Power Your Off-Grid Lifestyle in a Geodesic Dome
We’ve had a number of people looking at living off-grid in a geodesic dome from Cedar Spring and asking us if they’ll be able to power their new lifestyle with a GridFree kit – the simple answer is...
How to run a washing machine/dishwasher on solar
You may have seen our larger kits listing a washing machine or dishwasher in the What Can This Kit Run? section - much like with running anything on solar, there's a couple things to keep in mind t...
Should I get a generator or a bigger kit? Or both?
When planning out your off-grid power needs, it's important to consider how your power needs, usage, and generation will change across the year. Specifically, it's important to consider what these ...
Is off-grid solar right for me?
If you're asking whether an off grid solar system is the right choice for your lifestyle, the first thing to understand is the difference between off-grid and grid-tied solar.
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