How it works

Make the most of the sun

Solar is an environmentally friendly and sustainable power source that may offer great financial and lifestyle benefits. 

Join the revolution. Harness the sun’s energy to power your home.

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How it Works

Quite simply, installing a Solar Solution allows you to harness powerful and sustainable energy from the sun’s rays to power your home.

Solar panels capture solar energy, which inverters then convert into a ‘home-ready’ format which can be used by your home’s existing electrical system.

This power will be generated whenever the sun is shining on your panels.

If you would like to use solar power 24/7, batteries store solar energy for use at night and on overcast days. At the forefront of solar technology, HRV’s range of batteries can be added to any Solar Solution.

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How to make the most of it

To make the most of your Solar Solution, you may want to pick up a few new habits – particularly if your system doesn’t include a storage battery.

You’ll need to look at how your energy use fluctuates over a 24-hour cycle, and where possible, look to shift usage to happen during daylight hours, when your system is producing power. For example, using the washing machine and dishwasher, and filling storage heaters and charging home laptops during the day. 

Making your home more energy efficient overall will also help. Switching to energy efficient light bulbs, investing in the most power efficient appliances and ensuring your home is properly insulated will help your system cover a greater ratio of your overall power usage.

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HRV Solar Installation Process

The simple steps to your solar powered future...

  • Tell us about your property
  • We analyse the information you've provided, then conduct a home consultation
  • An HRV Solar engineer undertakes a pre-installation assessment
  • Installation day!

You can read more about our process here.

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Solar Panels

Quality panels are the core of our Solar offering. In simple terms, they capture the sun’s energy. Most often they will be mounted on your roof, with a narrow space between allowing airflow to avoid overheating.

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Solar Power Storage

At the forefront of solar technology, HRV’s range of batteries retain solar energy to use outside of daylight hours. If you wish to use Solar for your power 24/7, you will need a battery to store the power generated during when the sun was shining.

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Inverters

Inverters convert power captured by solar panels into a ‘home-ready’ format for your existing electrical system. They also allow your system to feed any surplus energy back into the grid. Your electricity provider may offer a rebate for this, so check with your supplier.

What's in a system?

Our Solar Solutions are built from various components, working together to capture and convert the sun’s energy into a usable format for your existing home electricity system.

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Quality Solar Panels

Quality panels are the core of our Solar offering. In simple terms, they capture the sun’s energy. Most often they will be mounted on your roof, with a narrow space between allowing airflow to avoid overheating. 

Premium Inverters

Inverters convert power captured by solar panels into a ‘home ready’ format for your existing electrical system. They also allow your system to feed any surplus energy back into the grid. Your electricity provider may offer a rebate for this, so check with your supplier. 

Solar Power Storage

At the forefront of solar technology, HRV’s range of batteries retain solar energy to use outside of daylight hours. If you wish to use Solar for your power 24/7, you will need a battery to store the power generated when the sun was shining.

Your Home’s Electrical System

Your Solar Solution will utilise the existing wiring in your home to disperse your solar power. 

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Solutions to suit your home

At HRV Solar we specialise in helping Kiwis build the perfect Solar Solutions for their homes, families and budgets.

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