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During our over 3 decades of experience in the renewable energy market in both New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, we have amassed a large amount of information on anything and everything related to off-grid, on-grid, solar, wind, hydro, battery storage, system design, load management etc ..................
On our Resources tab, you will find a small selection of information to help you out.   

If you have any questions, please contact us, as a talk on the phone or via email, can be very useful in filling in any gaps you may have in your knowledge or understanding of off-grid or grid connected power systems.

We have a friendly team who are more than happy to help you out.

Listed below are a few links directing you to even more information.   There is a lot is good information available on-line, but unfortunately there is also quite a bit of mis-information out there as well.    Please feel free to contact us if you need help sorting through everything.   It is always better to take a bit longer going through the initial stages of a system design to ensure that you will not have any unexpected problems or issues in the future, which may have a significant cost to correct.
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The New Zealand EECA Energywise website, is a good place to start.    If you are looking at installing an off-grid power system, then energy efficiency should be a top priority, even before you look at someone to design a system.
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The EECA Energywise site on the link below has a lot of excellent information of energy savings measures.


The link below has information more specific to an off-grid power system.


Click here to look at our own info page regarding going off grid, and remember that if you have any questions after checking out these links, we will be more than happy to assist.   Call us on 09 415 6686 or send us an email.
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Another excellent resource comes from Home Power magazine, an American company who have been promoting and supporting all things off-grid since 1987.   This publication offers a wealth of information regarding all aspects of both off-grid and grid-connected power systems.
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ABOUT HOME POWER MAGAZINE

A few decades ago, solar, wind, and hydro-electric technologies made  it possible for people to live beyond the reach of the utility grid and  harvest renewable energy to power both their homes and lives. With this  time-tested history in hand, over the last decade, renewable energy has  come to town. Today, on-grid solar-electric and solar hot water systems  are a common sight in suburban and urban locations across the country. And each of these systems is an integral part of a movement that is fundamentally reframing the future of energy.

When Richard and Karen Perez launched Home Power in 1987,  their mission was to change the way people generate and use energy, one  rooftop at a time. And for two decades, they have continued to broadcast  this message, loud and clear. Over the years, Home Power has  become the editorial venue for homeowners, business owners, and renewable energy professionals to exchange equipment, design, installation, and system performance experiences. This information  exchange has helped create an industry with not only cutting-edge  technology, but perhaps more importantly, a common goal: reducing the  use of polluting fossil fuels and replacing this generation capacity  with the infinite supplies of renewable energy that surround us.

Since 1987, they have published more than 175 issues of Home Power.  Each issue contains the most comprehensive, technical coverage of  solar, wind, and microhydro electricity, energy efficiency, solar hot  water systems, space heating and cooling, energy-efficient building  materials and home design, and clean transportation options. Home Power are here  to help you make informed, fiscally sound decisions about your energy  generation and use, so you too can experience the wide range of benefits  that renewable energy has to offer us, individually and collectively.




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