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Renewable energy experts say solar panel prices have fallen over the past five years, coupled with rapid growth
Rising electricity prices are expanding the number of households using the sun.
48-hour reporter Dawn Piken spoke to homeowners who have minimized their reliance on the grid, including some homeowners who have free access to solar panels.
Paul strenberg of Rotorua said he started working on solar energy
Powered hot water system for his Hamurana home, but he thinks a full set of hot water systems will be more cost effectiveeffective.
He studied online and chose s4 solar to install his grid
Grid-connected photovoltaic (PV)
Solar panel systems at a cost of $25,000 (
S4 solar merged with Auckland-
Sky Solar in August).
Sterrenburg said it was a smart investment for a house with two wings.
\"If we had $25,000 in the bank, we would have saved far more electricity than interest.
We started looking at it because the house we bought was too expensive to power up.
We and two [have more than $300]people]. . .
I send a bill to my supplier every four months.
The result is about $400.
\"This is a net profit of around $300,\" he said.
Utilities, in the past year, have cut prices to buy more than power from solar producers such as Sterrenburgs, 25c (or more)
Each to 7c (or less)per unit.
This means that solar households must use solar energy when producing solar energy.
\"Anyway, my wife is at home during the day.
She uses a dishwasher during the day and a hot bath during the day. . .
In the sunny winter we use a heat pump to raise the house to 23 or 24 degrees instead of using a wood burner.
In summer, we turn on the air conditioner for free.
It\'s just a change of mentality.
\"The upcoming new battery (see sidebar)
Homes that generate solar energy will be allowed to store electricity for later use.
Sterrenburg and other solar users say the product will change everything.
\"If we build a new house, we won\'t even be on the Internet.
We make about $3500 a year in our $25,000 investment.
This is a return of ten per cent.
We have seen how fast electricity prices have risen.
From the perspective of imagination, I am not an environmental activist;
I don\'t wear long socks and sandals, but there are a lot of exciting techniques.
\"Brad Dickson and his two daughters, Stella, 5, and Eva, 7, greeted 48 hours at their manughani Mountain Home, includes a living space of about 120sqm and a ranch slider to the sun deck.
We can see the sea view in one direction and in the other we can see the solar panels on the low roof.
Dickson said, \"People used to be delayed by their appearance, but you can hardly see these.
\"Thanks to a new project offered by a company called solarcity, these seven panels are free.
Dixon leased seven solar panels for $50 a month.
He paid $150 in advance.
He said the panels provide up to 12 KW hours of electricity a day, saving his family $70 to $90 a month in electricity bills.
\"Even if I had to pay a little more, I would do that.
The biggest gain for us is that we can use renewable energy.
New Zealand is proud of its clean, green image, and it is absurd that no more people use solar energy.
\"According to solarZero program in solarcity, customers do not have to pay any upfront fees, fixed monthly fees for low energy users around $50 per month, and farms or businesses exceed $200 per month.
Solarcity\'s online calculator shows that a typical monthly electricity bill of $250 can save up to $14,000 in 20 years.
Solar power is useful to them because he or his wife is home most of the time, Dickson said.
He is looking forward to getting a battery so that the family can store power for later use and would like to rent --to-
Their choices are becoming more and more popular.
\"When you have children, you want to make sure that you are in good condition to leave the Earth, it is a little thing we can do and it will not cost us anything.
\"A year ago, Anthony salafa moved into his new home at 211sq in Pyes Pa.
Software engineer, former AO Keland, says it\'s easy to choose solar power.
\"I think all new homes should have some solar energy installed.
No maintenance is required for the system [
Except for occasional cleaning]
The system has dropped further since I got my system.
There is a lot of sunshine in New Zealand.
Sarafa said he bought 15 panels and an inverter for $14,000 (
Convert solar energy into current that can be input into a commercial grid)
All purchased through solarcity.
\"This is obviously a huge upfront expense, but it will pay off over time.
\"Sarafa calculated every penny he saved and earned on solar energy.
He said contact Energy had paid him $614.
Since last September, his total savings and income has reached $1521 in 14 months.
\"At this rate, the system will be rewarded within 11 years.
\"Sarafa is also considering the battery storage system that will be released in New Zealand next year.
After 48 hours of access, Sarafa\'s array has a maximum operating power of 4000 Watts.
His advice to potential converts is: consider the return on investment.
\"They should do that.
There is a bigger goal because as electric vehicles become more common, we can all charge from the sun, which eliminates the need for foreign oil.
Sarafa plans to buy an electric car (Nissan Leaf)
Next year, it will make his solar panels pay off faster.
A recent report by the New Zealand Institute of Economics (NZIER)
Consumers without solar energy will pay more for energy in the next 10 years, he said, because of high consumption and \"accelerating solar PV investment \".
The report also estimates that the return on solar photovoltaic power generation is about 6.
According to NZIER, \"This means that on average, it is better for consumers to save on the cost of solar PV installation and continue to use the grid --
Provide energy for all their electricity supplies.
Solarcity New Zealand chief executive Andrew Booth said that Plenty Bay is one of the top three markets in the country\'s solar energy use market.
Of the Kiwi families, 2 use solar energy.
A recent report by Deutsche Bank mentions that New Zealand is a country where solar prices are the same or lower as retail electricity. Auckland-
Nick Freeman, managing director of SkySolar, said the cost of the 3 KW system installed by the company was about $10,000.
He said the company has 50 customers in Plenty Bay and will soon open its first Tauranga office.
He told people to consider buying the right solar energy. sized system.
\"Never build a system to sell it [power]back.
\"Freeman recommends ensuring that any new solar system has the ability to grow and increase batteries as prices fall over the next two years.
\"Most of the time, storage systems are more expensive than people want to spend. \"Mysolarquotes.
Com founder Kristy Hoare said about 40 companies across the country offer home solar equipment, including several that serve customers in Plenty Bay.
Her website provides information about solar energy, including installers, equipment, operations and maintenance.
The popularity of solar energy is growing steadily, Hoare said.
\"Most people just want to get more independence from big retail vendors.
They are tired of the bill\'s rise and want to take back a little control.
Dr. Mike Duke, senior science and engineering lecturer at the University of Waikato, studied photovoltaic (PV)
In the past, the industry focused on innovation and the environment, while today\'s focus was on costs.
\"It has gone from green to green, and since we are saving the earth, let\'s put on solar energy. . .
This has been overtaken by efforts to reduce costs.
This is about the return on investment.
If you put money in the bank, you earn 4 or 5 points [interest].
If you install solar panels, you will see a rate of return of up to ten per cent.