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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 system cannot work properly

Posted 1 week ago

Check the solar batteries, solar systems and the memory card of the solar system to find out the reason why we do not have electricity sometimes even though the batteries have the electricity.

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Fault on read out panel

Posted 2 weeks ago

Fault light showing on solar heating readout panel - this happened after a recent power outage

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Turning into Solar Power

Posted 2 weeks ago

Sun soaked single storey rental property in Howick. Wanting to switch to solar power. Concrete tile roof recently restored. Please bring in your best deal for quality product. Many thanks.

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Solar light replacement

Posted 3 weeks ago

I had a front door solar sensor light put outside my front door and it now does not work. I have not been able to find a replacement battery so I now need a replacement light. I am wanting to know if I can get a sensor solar light without batteries and need some advice on which one to get. This is only a small job. Thank you

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Solar Tube

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am wanting someone who is experienced in installing a solar tube. I am wanting one in my kitchen.

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Solar Hot water not working - pressure/valve or MTDC problem?

Posted 1 month ago

Hi - three days ago my solar hot water stopped heating my hot water. The MTDC (Medium Temperature Difference Controller) is still on and the circulating pumps still operates. Could there be something wrong with the pressure valve? I've attached three photos: Photo 1 shows that it was a really sunny day - the temp of the solar panels was 109 degrees while the temp of the hot water was only 27 degrees. Note also that photo 1 shows that a very unrealistic whopping 28.9kw - I only have 2 solar pa...

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Roof mounted PV Array and On Grid connection

Posted 1 month ago

Roof mounted PV Array and On Grid connection to mains. I have the panels, combiner box and Inverter on site. Need a Solar electrician to connect and commission. This is a residential installation in Bridge Pa, Hastings, New Zealand. Regards, Bruce Hurst

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Small solar installation

Posted 1 month ago

Sleepout and small ablutions block need solar panels, controller and batteries installed by a professional. Two separate systems involving two 410w mono perc panels each. Preferably by the end of February. I have the panels etc, this job is just installation.

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Caravan Solar

Posted 2 months ago

Basic UK caravan that we want to put solar on (not bought yet) Looking at Battery/s, inverter , panel's and the attachments between

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Help fit 24v invertor , solar panel lights & switches

Posted 2 months ago

Help fit 24v invertor , solar panel lights & switches Looking for 400 watt panel for roof if you can supply ?

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Solar water heater

Posted 2 months ago

Hamilton-Rototuna -North This is a new house still under construction. Roof is completed. We want to know how much it will cost to have a solar system only for hot water. Main house has 4-bed rooms. Ancilliary has 2-bed rooms. (Visiting only with prior arrangements only pls) E-mail replies preferred.

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My inverter is saying Failure

Posted 2 months ago

I need someone to come and look at them as my last 2 power bills have not recorded any power going back to the company and for the last 7 years it has every year. I went up and looked at the inverter and it is reading there is a failure

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Solar Heating Issues

Posted 3 months ago

Our Solar heating doesn't seem to be heating. Been on 37 degrees for a couple of days

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Solar pump repair

Posted 3 months ago

The pump for the solar tubes does not seem to be working

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Only need installation

Posted 3 months ago

hi, already have 8pc panels, a 3.3kwh on grid inverter. Need a tradie to do the installation and coc. On my single level garage, iron roof.

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Solar System

Posted 3 months ago

Solar System of the House

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Leaking solar hotwater pipe

Posted 4 months ago

the pipe beside solar hot water and the hot water cylinda are leaking.

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Quote for hybrid solar system

Posted 4 months ago

Would like quote for the replacement cost of existing hybrid solar system with a fully owned system. This needs to be completed before Friday 30th. Can pay for quote.

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Solar hotwater leaking pipe

Posted 4 months ago

Dont know for what reason, found out the pipe on the roof conect to the solar hotwater is leaking

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Solar Hot water System Problem

Posted 4 months ago

We had a SolarMax solar hot water system installed in 2007 by Solarmaster Ltd. The controller is showing a fault and the pump just switchers on and off coutinuously when the sun is out. We would like someone to fix it if possible.

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Recent solar reviews

With over 187,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Removal and reinstallation of solar panels

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

My inverter is saying Failure

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Solar Hot water System Problem

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Quote for hybrid solar system

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

30th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Solar installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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
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