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What are the best methods to heat water off-grid?
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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 ...
What's the difference between a Standard and a Hybrid solar kit?
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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.
Is off-grid solar right for me?
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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.
Q+A: What Does Grid Free Mean and How to Go off the Grid with Solar
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Q+A: What Does Grid Free Mean and How to Go off the Grid with Solar
Taking short breaks from the city on the weekends, escaping the city rent trap, or starting to build a life on family land—when it comes to answering the question "what does grid free mean", it dep...
Q+A: How Much Does an Off Grid Solar Setup with NZ Solar Panels Cost? Plus Saving Tips
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Q+A: How Much Does an Off Grid Solar Setup with NZ Solar Panels Cost? Plus Saving Tips
From a holistic point of view, the costs of an off grid solar setup in NZ (solar panels, batteries, and everything else you need) really comes down to the type of life you want to live. It can vary...
Q+A: What's Needed for an Off-Grid Solar System in NZ?
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Q+A: What's Needed for an Off-Grid Solar System in NZ?
Can I install off grid solar myself? You can 100 percent do your own off-grid solar system. The law in New Zealand states that anything under 120V DC is considered Extra Low Voltage and does not re...
Q+A: In a Complete Off Grid Solar System with Batteries, How Many Batteries Do I Need to Go Off the Grid?
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Q+A: In a Complete Off Grid Solar System with Batteries, How Many Batteries Do I Need to Go Off the Grid?
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 like...
A Quick Guide to the Lifestyle Kit
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A Quick Guide to the Lifestyle Kit
When choosing where to build on your lifestyle block, getting solar power for off grid living with a GridFree Lifestyle Kit means you don’t have to be constrained by the costs of getting grid power...
Off-Grid Solar 101 - How Does an Off-Grid Solar Power System Work?
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Off-Grid Solar 101 - How Does an Off-Grid Solar Power System Work?
So how does off grid solar work? It’s a pretty simple process! The solar panels collect energy from the sun’s rays, which is stored in the batteries, so the energy will be available to use after th...
What Not to Run on Solar (and What to Use Instead)
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What Not to Run on Solar (and What to Use Instead)
If it’s your first time off-grid and you’re used to city power, there are a few changes you’ll have to make to adapt to solar power. If you’re already off-grid and are now making the switch to sola...
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing your Solar System
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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing your Solar System
If you're not well versed in solar, it can become complex and confusing pretty quickly, so it's easy get started down the wrong path without realising it. To help prevent any costly headaches, we w...
16 Common Solar Power Terms, and What They Mean
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16 Common Solar Power Terms, and What They Mean
We know learning about solar power energy and how it all works can be confusing, so we’ve put together a breakdown of the most common solar power jargon. If you still need some help figuring out yo...

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