HRV Solar Blog

How Solar Panels Work In New Zealand
12 September, 2017
How Solar Panels Work In New Zealand
We’ve all heard about the use of solar panels to reduce our power bill, lower our effect on the environment and live a more self-sufficient lifestyle, but not many of us know how solar panels actually work.
2018 Guide To Solar Battery Storage Systems
01 November, 2017
2018 Guide To Solar Battery Storage Systems
Solar battery storage takes the pressure off the need to use the majority of your energy during the middle of the day when the sun is at its brightest. This is because any energy that is not used as it is generated, is sent to the battery storage unit to be used at a later time.
How Much Sunshine Does Auckland Receive?
01 November, 2017
How Much Sunshine Does Auckland Receive?
Before investing in a solar power system we need to think economically and weigh up the ongoing benefits provided by solar panels against the upfront costs of installation. In the same way that you would want to know how windy a location is before installing a wind turbine, it pays to know just how much solar energy falls on your section each year and how much of that you can expect to capture.
The Benefits of Adding Solar Panels to Your New Home Build
04 July, 2018
The Benefits of Adding Solar Panels to Your New Home Build
Adding solar panels to your new home build is one way to enjoy a sustainable power source — and one which may end up offering your family both financial and lifestyle benefits. HRV Solar is working with Kiwis to provide some of the best solar technologies available for their houses.
How to Maximise The Benefits of Solar Power in New Zealand
21 August, 2018
How to Maximise The Benefits of Solar Power in New Zealand
Investing in solar power allows you to harness the sun’s energy to power your home. The energy potential of the sun is incomparable to any other energy source on Earth, and many Kiwis are installing solar panels so they too can harness the sun's energy.
How Many Sunshine Hours Does Hamilton Receive?
14 October, 2018
How Many Sunshine Hours Does Hamilton Receive?
Known for the mighty Waikato River, the Chiefs Super Rugby team, and a (perhaps sometimes overstated!) general love of motorsport, Hamilton is New Zealand’s fourth biggest city. It’s also one of our sunniest. So just how many sunshine hours does the Hamil-tron get? And why is this good for solar energy production?
How To Calculate Your Solar Energy Potential
30 October, 2018
How To Calculate Your Solar Energy Potential
Sunshine hours can be a difficult thing to measure if you don’t have your own Campbell-Stokes recorder - but never fear! Whether you are building a new house or looking at adding solar to your existing property, we’re here to guide you through the process of figuring out how much solar energy potential your property may be able to generate through the average year.
How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In NZ?
08 November, 2018
How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In NZ?
You probably already know how great solar power is, which is why you’re digging deeper and asking important questions like, “How much does solar panel installation cost?” We imagine you’re asking this question because you may have heard that the sun’s energy is free; but in reality you’re going to need to invest in the right solar energy system to harness this power. Well, you’ve come to the right place with these questions - because we have put together this article to run you through the costs of installing solar power in New Zealand.