Published on August 24th, 2016 | by Sponsored Content0
Solar As A Service: The Headache-Free Way To Have Solar Power In New Zealand
August 24th, 2016 by Sponsored Content
As New Zealand transitions its national energy profile to clean renewable power sources, solarcity NZ* is committed to helping communities ramp up production of solar power.
Expediting the transition, New Zealand homeowners are adopting an innovative strategy to reap all the benefits of solar without purchasing the panels. Offering solar as a service, solarcity NZ is helping relieve homeowners from the headaches associated with understanding renewable energy technologies.
What is “Solar as a Service”?
Embracing solar power for your rooftop is now as easy as requesting a service, like internet or cable television. After qualifying for solarcity NZ’s solarZero, you can get solar power for a fixed monthly fee below the average electricity rate from the national grid. solarcity pays for the solar panels on your roof, installs them, and insures them for free.
To help maximise your savings, solarcity first assesses how much power you need and customises your home’s solar installation. A customer experience team helps log the power rating of all your household appliances, so you understand how much power they are using. They help you schedule appliance usage to maximise your solar power.
After installation is complete, solarcity constantly monitors it, checking in with you regularly to review its performance and give you customised advice. Providing peace of mind for the next 20 years, problematic equipment will be immediately replaced as required. And, as progress is made in solar power technologies, solarcity will keep you up to date and provide opportunities to upgrade as new technologies become affordable.
What are the Benefits of SolarZero
Beyond the benefit of using solar power in your home without paying for the solar panels, solarcity NZ’s solarZero plan offers the following key benefits:
- Solar system installed by trained, certified installers
- 20-year Lifetime Guarantee
- Fixed solar power price for 20 years (excluding GST changes)
- Save money on power bills for 20 years
- Online monitoring, including tracking carbon savings
- Technical support from 9am-5pm weekdays (excluding public holidays)
- Repairs (excluding panel cleaning)
- 25-year solar production warranty
- Convenient modular design easily upgraded to future technologies
With an experienced energy services team, solarcity NZ works alongside homeowners to help drive down power costs and boost home energy efficiency.
The company states, “Sit back and enjoy your savings while your solar panels and solarcity take care of everything!”
Save More with solarcity NZ
In addition to solarZero, solarcity NZ offers additional opportunities to save on your energy bills. An upgrade to solarZero+ includes battery storage and solarcity won’t charge for the battery. This means excess solar power produced during the day can be stored for powering your home at night. The company states, “Simply pay a fixed monthly fee for energy services delivering solar power and improved energy efficiency at a price locked in for 20 years.”
Imagine getting surplus solar energy to use at night or when electricity prices are high. You’ll even get emergency backup power for a few critical devices like a laptop or cell phone, and one free battery replacement when required. Smart software makes smart decisions about when to store, use, or sell your excess energy back to the national grid. Based on your home’s energy profile, you can get even greater energy savings using battery storage with solarZero+.
Take Back Control of Your Energy Bills
Currently, 80 percent of the country’s electricity is generated from renewable sources. solarcity NZ stresses that providing clean solar power to homes and businesses will help shape and strengthen New Zealand’s energy future. As more homeowners and businesses embrace solar power on their properties, they are locking in their energy rate and helping boost the national level to 100 percent renewables.
“Solar allows you to take back control of your energy bills and to send a clear message that we want a smarter, cleaner way to power our communities.” solarcity NZ affirms, “Rooftop solar generates power right where it is needed. We can make a difference one rooftop at a time.”
*This post was supported by solarcity NZ. There is no affiliation between the US company SolarCity and solarcity NZ.