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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

If you've ever considered installing solar panels, you are not alone. Kiwi homes are generally exposed to 20-30 times more energy from the sun than they use in power or gas and most of its going to waste. By making use of it, we can reduce emissions, create jobs and contribute towards energy ind

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Smart Home Innovations We Absolutely Love

Posted 02/03/17

Smart homes are the way of the future and we are seeing more of these automated features within our homes. Created to make life simpler for homeowners, intelligent homes are still seen as a luxury rather than a necessity by many. However, we’re certain in that you’ll want these must see smart ho

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Solar Panel Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A solar panel installer is a tradesperson who is skilled in the installation of solar panels on and around your house. These can be used to heat water, and provide electricity to your house. Solar Panel Installers The simplest form of solar power is the solar electric panel. These panels utili

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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

If you've ever considered installing solar panels, you are not alone. Kiwi homes are generally exposed to 20-30 times more energy from the sun than they use in power or gas and most of its going to waste. By making use of it, we can reduce emissions, create jobs and contribute towards energy ind

Read more

Smart Home Innovations We Absolutely Love

Posted 02/03/17

Smart homes are the way of the future and we are seeing more of these automated features within our homes. Created to make life simpler for homeowners, intelligent homes are still seen as a luxury rather than a necessity by many. However, we’re certain in that you’ll want these must see smart ho

Read more

Solar Panel Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A solar panel installer is a tradesperson who is skilled in the installation of solar panels on and around your house. These can be used to heat water, and provide electricity to your house. Solar Panel Installers The simplest form of solar power is the solar electric panel. These panels utili

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Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Solar Specialists on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Solar Circulation pump not working

Posted 21 hours ago

Just had a plumber out to fix hot water pressure. He replaced a valve but said our solar water circulation pump wasn’t working and need to hire a solar specialist for this.

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Solar system check/maintenace

Posted 4 days ago

We moved into our house and it has a solar system with battery backup we would like checked. Has been alarming with a shutdown light

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1000 Watt solar system

Posted 1 week ago

1000 Watt solar system with 12 V 200 A-h Battery capacity. Should work as stand alone system or connected to the grid. Installed in a container in a block 10 minutes off Otaki.

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Element constantly sterilising

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a Senztek solar hot water system. The element usually sterilizes the tank once a week, however for the last 3 days it has been constantly sterilising. It is keeping the water at around 62 degrees. We are not sure why it keeps sterilising as there doesn't appear to be a fault (no warning lights etc).

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Solar panel installation on campervan

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a Toyota Hiace LWB high roof and want to install a solar panel 120W on the roof. We already have the solar panel and its accessories, a deep cycle second battery (already connected) and a power inverter. Just need to install the solar panel. We do not have roof racks, so the panel will have to be fitted directly onto the roof of the van. We would like to get this done as soon as possible. Thank you for reading.

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Solar panel removal

Posted 1 month ago

Short notice job. I have 10 solar panels that need to be disconnected and removed from my roof as I am moving home. This needs to be completed before Jan 14.

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Solahart heater maintianance

Posted 1 month ago

The solahart water heater on the roof needs some mantianence. 2 valves is leaking, which may need a fix.

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Solar power installation

Posted 1 month ago

Hi I have a Mazda bongo van and would like to get a small solar panel installed on the roof to be able to connect a fridge. As soon as possible

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Passive solar hot water system supply and install.

Posted 1 month ago

Passive solar hot water system supply and install. Two story house, north facing roof, three occupants, 20-30degree roof incline, current cylinder 180L capacity. ASAP, before Christmas if possible. Site visit to quote on job essential.

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30KW -50KW Commercial solar installation at factory roof

Posted 1 month ago

30KW to 50KW solar on-grid solar system. The system will be provided by us. Will be interested in someone who can do the wiring and installation for the whole system. Thanks very much.

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Solar pannels / batteries / Regulator of our van to be checked

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, We have encountered an issue with our solar panel in our van. The regulator tells us that the battery is discharging. So, we tend to think that the issue comes from the battery but we are also not sure about the way things have been connected. So we would like to have advice on this to identify the problem and maybe solve it. Cheers

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Connect up solar panel.

Posted 1 month ago

I have a new replacement panel and need the connection made. Inlet will need to be cut and re braised to fit inlet on new panel. Panel already in place on roof. Scaffolding supplied.

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Removal of solar panels on roof

Posted 2 months ago

I require the removal of 3 solar hot water panels from my roof as pictured. The panels are not in use and I intend to keep the panels on the property. I will also require the roof protrusions to be sealed appropriately, as well as the removal of the supporting panel brackets. There is access across the lawn. Would prefer this job to be carried out as soon as possible.

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Solar PV system CoC

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, I'm in the process of installing a solar PV system and would like to get a few quotes to get the system tested and certified before final inspection. The system to be tested is a 5kw system connected to a series of micro inverters and a diverter. Timeframe will be early December.

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Install 8 solar pool heating matts and solar controller

Posted 2 months ago

Have a pool solar heating setup arriving in the next few days and want to get it installed on roof, piping to integrate to pool filter system, solar controller hooked up, and potentially a booster pump. Basically full install of a system (similar to Heliocol).

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6kW Solar system quotes

Posted 2 months ago

Hi all. I am looking for a price on a solar system for my home. I have worked in the Solar industry so I know what I want, easy as right? Colour steel roof. East west array required, only two arrays. As It's east West, with about a 25 degree pitch, I'm confident a 5kW inverter will be safe for the long term. Single phase. Timer for water cylinder. If possible, a new meter installed to switch to a night rate!! I have almost zero shading, but on the east side get a small vertical...

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Solar (TUBES) Assist Hot Water: QUOTE REQUIRED

Posted 2 months ago

QUOTE REQUIRED: Seeking qualified trades person to provide quote to remove original internal hot water cylinder and install new external electric hot water cylinder with solar tubes assist on single story home with colour steel roof.

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Solar panels install

Posted 2 months ago

Quotes required please for approximately 3.5-4 kw system

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SERVICE SOLAR HOT WATER

Posted 2 months ago

SOLAR HEAT TRANSFER FAILURE. MESSAGE ON MONITOR (on a very hot day) reads "CIRCULATION FAULT - CONTACT SUPPLIER". HOT WATER CYLINDER TEMPERATURE REMAINS AT 55 DEGREE C WHILE SOLAR PANEL AT 89 DEG C. THE HEATER TRANSFER LIQUID PRESSURE DROPPED TO 0.5/10 POINTS AND THERE ARE GREENISH LIQUID LEAKAGE AT THE JOINT (see attached photo) Liquid needs to be topped up and joints tightened to stop leakage. Any time as soon as possible. Thank you.

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SolarPro

Posted 3 months ago

Need someone to look at my SolarPro unit

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Recent solar reviews

With over 154,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Solar pump

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

4th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Solar PV system CoC

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Solar system installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fersterer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upgrade of solar on house bus

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install 5KW Grid tied Solar System

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

25th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Solar water heater

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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