How many batteries do I need to go off-grid in New Zealand?
Start by asking what you plan to run, not how many batteries you need to go off the grid. The standard three bedroom household will likely require 8-12 . The more you intend to live like a person on-the-grid, the more batteries needed.
This isn't a question with an easy answer of a number that fits everyone. Technically, you can go off-grid with one battery but that's only if you're not planning to power a minimal amount of things like a refrigerator and lights as an example. We've taken the guesswork out for you in each complete off grid solar system with batteries kit. After you’ve asked yourself what you’re planning to run on the batteries, something else to consider is how you structure your power use. If you intend to use the bulk of your power during the day, you will need less batteries. Make sure to purchase your batteries from a reputable supplier, like GridFree or if you're looking beyond just batteries, consider one of our off grid solar system packages with batteries.