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 ...
Configuring your Growatt 5kW ES Hybrid Inverter
How to change Manual and Auto Start Generator settings on your Growatt 5kW ES Hybrid Inverter
Why is my inverter shutting off due to "battery low voltage"?
Both our standard inverter and hybrid inverter/chargers have low voltage protections. In a hybrid inverter, you may get warning about "battery low voltage" or "battery over-discharge", and in a sta...
Expanding a GridFree Solar Power Kit
As we come into winter, you may not be getting the same amount of power out of your kit as you did in summer, so you might be considering expanding your solar power system, either by adding additio...
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...
Off-Grid Solar Batteries: Lead Acid vs Lithium
When it comes to setting up your own off-grid solar system, there are typically two solutions to the question of how to store all that energy: Lithium Ion, and Sealed Lead-Acid. Each presenting a m...
Why is Trina our Solar Panel of Choice?
At GridFree, the Trina Honey is our new solar panel of choice, and we are proud to use it in our kits for several reasons.
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
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...
Tilting your panels to maximise solar energy absorption
We have had a few questions from customers about how best to tilt their solar panels to optimise their solar energy collection, so we've put together a simple diagram and some information to help y...
Solar Power Troubleshooting Guide
We’ve compiled this list of common problems our customers may encounter with their solar gear to help you solve any issues as fast as possible. If you don’t find the answers you need here, or your ...
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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