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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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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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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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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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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

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

Solar panel Installation

Posted 1 month ago

I have an existing 4 Kw system 16x250W panels connected to one of the inverter's MPPTs. I have 7 x 300 W panels I would like installed on a 2nd string to the 2nd MPPT. Options re string configuration(s) and position on roof to be discussed and confirmed. Mounting rails, connectors, cable etc to be supplied by installer (I do have one length of rail left on property from original install that may or may not be able to be used)

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Solar panels and submersible pump

Posted 1 month ago

I need a submersible pump attached to some solar panels to pump water from a water hole.

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Solar system install

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a quote about 3kw solar, and installation cost. Shingle roofing, two stories high, roofing about 30° slope.

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Urgent Swap out old cylinder for new #3

Posted 1 month ago

Large Solar Wetback cylinder in the ceiling space needs removing via hatch in the ceiling and replaced by new Solar Wetback cylinder. The replacement cylinder is shorter so cooper pipe will need adjusting otherwise is more or less a straight swap.

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Solar tube supply and install

Posted 1 month ago

Certified solar tube installer required to supply and install solar tube. Need to understand if consent is required for this type of installation?

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Urgent Swap out old cylinder for new #2

Posted 1 month ago

Large Solar Wetback cylinder in the ceiling space needs removing via hatch and replaced by new Solar Wetback cylinder. The replacement cylinder is shorter so cooper pipe will need adjusting otherwise is more or less a straight swap.

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Solar water heating

Posted 1 month ago

Supply and install solar water system with tank inside and panels on roof facing east and west

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Urgent Swap out old cylinder for new

Posted 2 months ago

Large Solar Wetback cylinder in the ceiling space needs removing via hatch and replaced by new Solar Wetback cylinder. The replacement cylinder is shorter so cooper pipe will need adjusting otherwise is more or less a straight swap.

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Install solar / wetback / wood burner / new hotwater cylinder system

Posted 2 months ago

We would like to install a new evacuated tube solar hot water system integrated with a new wood burner / wetback system. We will need a new compatible hot water cylinder. There are five of us in the house in the Brook Nelson. The house is a single level 1969 build. The house already has a consented wood burner. We have no specific timeframe but prior to winter would be preferred. We would prefer locally available brands with a reputation for function / longevity. We would prefer to not install a...

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Off grid solar electricity

Posted 2 months ago

Hi There. We are finishing off a Tiny house. We had the wiring done by the builder's electrician in Auckland. We ll need some help to finish it off and certifications, as we are almost done with lining the walls . We also have a off grid solar kit which will need to be installed and connected. Thanks a lot

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Find problem with water heating and solar panels

Posted 2 months ago

3 to 4 days ago our hot water stopped working and getting barely warm water through the taps and showers. We rent and the house has solar panels but have very little idea on what the problem could be.

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Solar Circulation pump not working

Posted 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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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Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

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Workmanship
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Cost
 3
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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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