Local solar firm partners one of world’s top three panel manufacturers
As energy consumers have been struggling with price increases of at least 5.5% this year, South Island firm CPS Solar has partnered with Taiwanese solar panel manufacturer, Winaico, to bring solar panels to the New Zealand market which are affordable and
As well as being extremely efficient and reliable, each Winaico photovoltaic (PV) panel comes with an insurance policy indemnifying the owner against such risks as fire, lightening strikes, rodent damage and even reduced energy yield. The panels also come with a 25 years warranty and have an expected life of over 30 years. Murray Marquet, Director of CPS Solar, says ‘‘we’re delighted that Winaico have chosen us as a distribution partner. There are a lot of solar PV panels out there whose suppliers claim perform well, but our deal with Winaico means we can deliver to our customers the performance and quality of one of the top three PV panels in the world at very affordable prices.’’ This is likely to be welcome news for energy consumers at a time when there’s much uncertainty over energy prices and ownership of the utility companies. The Winaico PV panels will be paired with inverter systems manufactured by Christchurch-based Enasolar. As well as converting the direct current from UV light into the AC current a home or business needs, Enasolar’s inverters can send real time and energy production and sunshine data wirelessly via a simple, user-friendly interface to either your desktop or smartphone. And ‘import-export’ meters record the energy produced from the PV panels or consumed from the grid. So, whenever a surplus is generated by the solar system, effectively, energy is sold back to the grid. The solar systems are ideal for mounting on homes, dairy sheds, school classrooms and warehouses, etc. and the company is experiencing high levels of demand from these sectors. CPS Solar is a market leader in the supply of renewable energy, heat pump and conventional electrical solutions and have installed more Solar PV systems on the Orion network than any other provider. Their aim is to deliver energy solutions to New Zealanders at the lowest prices, assisting NZ in becoming more energy efficient and therefore reducing its carbon footprint. For enquiries phone 0800 277 548 or visit www.cpssolar.co.nz. About CPS Solar and Canterbury Power Solutions: Specialists in renewable energy, heat pump and conventional energy solutions, Canterbury Power Solutions are a young, innovative company established in 2007 by owners Murray and Jackie Marquet. Well known for supplying a wide range of conventional electrical and air conditioning services, the past 2-3 years has seen a focus on assisting NZ in becoming more energy efficient, leading to the formation of their CPS Solar division earlier this year. CPS Solar concentrates on renewable energy products like solar panels off grid systems – all of which help to reduce the stress on our national grid and improve NZ’s carbon footprint! Whether they’re working alongside homeowners or builders in domestic or commercial electrical works, installing heat pumps and aircon, or working in the exciting field of renewable energy with their solar panel and wind energy turbine solutions, CPS’s aim is to provide prompt and friendly service and always the right solution for the customer. CPS only uses the best products on the market and their focus is firmly on customer-based outcomes. See their ad on page 15
Effective solar solutions: Solar power means real reductions in overheads for families and businesses. For enquiries phone 0800 277 548 or visit www.cpssolar.co.nz.