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There are two types of solar – on grid and off grid. On grid means you stay connected to your energy supplier and, if you make more power than you need, you could sell back your surplus power to your electricity provider. Check with them first to make sure they have this option available and just what the rate is.

Off grid means self-sufficiency and calls for a bigger investment. Your solar runs in conjunction with battery back up or a generator. Talk to our experts to see what best suits your needs. We can install either option.

Our staff at ElectriNet are fully trained – we are always abreast with the latest in regulations – and include registered electricians to ensure all requirements are fulfilled and each project meets compliance requirements. We also ensure all our installations are inspected by ECIS and comply with Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010. Our inspections ensure your system is approved by Eastland Network to use their network for Solar.

ElectriNET partners with the MPower Group for all your solar needs.

If you think solar is an option you would like to know more about, call our team. We can visit, discuss your requirements, make recommendations and design a system that suits your needs. 

Grid Connected

The majority of solar systems in Gisborne are on grid, meaning you use your solar energy during the day while the sun is out, but at night you switch to the grid (your energy supplier).

Being on grid generally means you will need to change your way of thinking about your power consumption. To get the most benefit, while the sun is out, use all your appliances, but in the evening when you are using power from your energy supplier, you keep your use to a minimum.

By being conservative, you are likely to have a little, or no power bill, each month.

Any excess power generated can go back to your utility company for credits on your power bill, but you need to check with your energy retailer to learn more about their buy back options.

Stand Alone

Stand alone (off grid) means you are completely self-sufficient.

Your solar panels generate all your power requirements, and are backed up with specialised inverters to store any excess power in a battery bank.

It is also possible to have a back-up generator, which is usually powered by diesel or petrol.

MPower are our preferred supplier of generators.


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