Solar energy involves harvesting the free and limitless energy potential from the Sun. First Photo Voltaic Solar Panels convert sunlight to direct current electricity. This electricity is then converted to alternating current by an invertor which then feeds into the building's electrical system.
Solar energy systems are clean, green and emissions free with minimal footprint as teh solar panels are typically mounted on the roof of the building.
Warm and Dry Homes uses Canadian Solar’s KuPower High Efficiency Poly Gen 3 photo voltaic solar panels which typically offer higher power classes than equivalent competing panel sizes, with an efficiency of up to 17.15%. The panels are well engineered and suitable for heavy snow and wind loadings, coming with a 25 year linear power output warranty and 10 year materials and workmanship warranty.
Solar panels may be on top, but it's the inverter that does all the real work. Choosing an inverter technology is the most critical decision you'll make when going solar.
For entry level systems we offer high quality inverters design and built in Christchurch by Enatel, designed for New Zealand conditions.
Warm and Dry Homes also offers Enphase Microinverters, the most advanced inverter technology on the market, which means higher production, greater reliability, and unmatched intelligence. The Enphase system differs from conventional photo voltaic setups by replacing the shared central "string" DC to AC power inverter with small dedicated inverters for each solar panel. The key benefit being that the performance of the system as a whole is not governed by the lowest performing panel in the string thus minimising the impact of dirty, shaded or faulty panels.
Excess generated electricity can be either "sold back"* to the electricity grid or stored for future consumption in a residential battery storage system. Such systems provide cover for the one obvious failing with solar power - that being it is only available during sunlight hours!
Battery storage systems also open the door to going "off-grid" and becoming self reliant for your electricity needs.
At Warm and Dry Homes we supply the Enphase AC Battery which is a modular system paired with smart software that makes using and managing the system quick and efficient. The Enphase system's modular architecture allows us to size a solution to match your exact needs - no more, no less and no wasted costs.
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