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  • LG RESU Solar Battery Diagram
    LG Chem Battery Technology
    LG Chem Battery Technology Do you know that the same lithium-ion polymer battery technology that LG Chem has successfully applied to the automotive and computer/mobile phone industry is also utilised in their household energy storage systems (a.k.a. solar battery storage systems)? Advanced Automotive Battery & Polymer Pouch […]...
  • Solar PV System Cleaning & Maintenance
    Solar PV System Cleaning & Maintenance
    Do you know that you can improve your solar system’s performance by as much as 10% with regular professional cleaning and maintenance? Our new Solar System Cleaning and Maintenance service includes solar panel cleaning and a full system check, from just $150. Solar Panel Cleaning Just a small […]...
  • A Smart Solar Match: New LG Battery meets SolaX Hybrid Inverter
    A Smart Solar Match: New LG Battery meets SolaX Hybrid Inverter
    New Zealanders are getting savvy with solar and literally untying themselves from the grid! In recent months we have seen the popularity of hybrid solar energy systems steadily grow. Many solar consumers are choosing smart hybrid inverter systems with battery storage over traditional grid-tied systems.   Interested […]...
  • Another Solar School for Christchurch
    Another Solar School for Christchurch
    A grant from the Zayed Future Energy Prize, an international organisation that supports innovative solutions to create a sustainable energy future, has enabled Cashmere High School to install a 25kW solar PV system. After winning the tender earlier this year, CPS Solar installed the extensive system, including WST260 WINAICO […]...
  • $500 For Your School When You Install Solar
    $500 For Your School When You Install Solar
    If you have been following CPS Solar recently you will have noticed that we’ve been busy with several school solar projects, including a substantial solar installation at Bluestone School, Timaru, a 42 panel system installed at Lyttelton Primary School  and soon to come, a 25kw solar system […]...
  • Substantial Solar Installation at Bluestone School, Timaru
    Substantial Solar Installation at Bluestone School, Timaru
    While the children of Bluestone School, Timaru are away enjoying school holidays, the CPS Solar crew have joined a team from Dimension Building and are hard at work installing at 30kW solar photovoltaic system at the school. The substantial solar installation means the school will generate a […]...
  • The Rise of Hybrid Solar and Lithium-ion Battery Storage
    The Rise of Hybrid Solar and Lithium-ion Battery Storage
    The solar industry has been going through rapid change and has seen significant innovation over recent years.  As a result, solar power systems for home-owners and businesses have become cheaper and more efficient.  Possibly one of the biggest innovations has been in the area of lithium-ion battery […]...
  • Solar panels installed in new Lyttelton Primary School building
    Lyttelton School reuses solar panels on new building
    Lyttelton School reuses solar panels on new building Back in September 2013 CPS Solar installed a 42 panel, 9 Kw solar energy system while rebuilding the earthquake-hit Lyttelton Main School. Lyttelton was hit hard by the quakes throughout 2010 and 2011 and as part of their rebuild, the school […]...
  • 10 Star thermally efficient Superhome
    Christchurch Superhome receives 10-Star Eco Rating
    What was to be New Zealand’s first 9 Homestar rated home, has now received Australasia’s first-ever 10-star Homestar eco rating, an award that recognises its energy-neutral, sustainable footprint. The 140m2, two-storey home in Addington, Christchurch, was designed by Bob Burnett Architecture, leading advocates of sustainable homes. The innovative […]...
  • 6 reasons why you should consider a Hybrid Inverter Solar System
    6 reasons why you should consider a Hybrid Inverter Solar System
    Solar panels generate the most energy during the day when the sun is shining and when you and your family tend to use the least energy or have the lowest consumption levels. With ongoing increases in energy prices and the continual decrease of the feed-in-tariff, it makes […]...
  • 9 Star rated home design
    New Zealand’s first 9 Star Rated Homes
    New Zealand’s first 9 Homestar rated homes, currently being constructed in Addington Christchurch, showcase a range of products, systems and design features that make them the most energy efficient and environmentally sound in the country. The project, which includes two demonstration homes, provides a model for a […]...
  • You Hold the Power!
    You Hold the Power!
    Are you sick of hefty power bills? Why not reduce or eliminate power bills all together? CPS Solar’s solar panel systems will set you up with clean, green, free energy for the next 25+ years, with a warranty to match. Take a fly-over some of our recent […]...
  • CPS Solar Partners with Schneider Electric
    CPS Solar Partners with Schneider Electric
    In a move that endorses CPS Solar as a premium solar product provider, we have been named as the exclusive supplier and installer of Schneider Electric solar inverters in the Canterbury region. Given Schneider’s worldwide reputation for producing quality solar products, this is an exciting opportunity to […]...
  • How about $2,000 Cash Back on your Solar Install?
    How about $2,000 Cash Back on your Solar Install?
    Imagine if you had a free source of power that never ran out and didn’t produce any CO2 emissions… you’d be buffered against rising power prices, and keeping New Zealand clean and green at the same time. If your dream is to install a sustainable energy source […]...
  • Positive results from first year of Solar Schools Project
    Positive results from first year of Solar Schools Project
    Back in 2013 CPS Solar was chosen to kick start a Solar Schools Project.  Named the ‘Dunamis Project’, the aim was to launch a sustainable energy revolution, starting with our schools.  We were given the task of installing 10kW Solar Energy Systems at two Lower Hutt schools, Maungaraki […]...
  • Self-consumption the key to Solar PV efficiency
    Self-consumption the key to Solar PV efficiency
    With two power retailers recently announcing reductions in solar power buy-back rates some have questioned how this will affect return on investment for the solar energy consumer.   Have the benefits of installing a solar PV system been eroded? No, we don’t believe so! Let’s apply some logic […]...
  • CPS Solar helps transform 'Dunedin's Worst Flat'
    CPS Solar helps transform ‘Dunedin’s Worst Flat’
    The ‘horrific’ house that was once named ‘Dunedin’s worst flat’ by a 2012 Otago University Students’ Association competition, and more informally as the ‘Sh*tshow Chateau’, has been transformed into a warm, low-energy villa after two years of hard work by a group of inspired University students. In […]...
  • Using a Battery Backup System for continuous Solar Power
    Using a Battery Backup System for continuous Solar Power
    Recent natural disasters have demonstrated how much we rely on electricity. With so-called “100 Year” storms, floods, earthquakes and bush fires happening with increasing regularity, it’s timely to talk about how you can reduce your reliance on the grid by using grid connected battery storage in conjunction […]...
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    Volunteers make converted church rebuild possible
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  • Team of installers fitting solar PV panels
    SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS
    Adapted as a Guest Blog By CPS Client, Paul Hodson of Kaiapoi, Christchurch As I initially started to write this article on PV I was returning from a five week stay in the UK where I had seen my biggest amount of PV I have ever seen. […]...
  • CPS Solar chosen to kick start schools solar project
    CPS Solar chosen to kick start schools solar project
    What we did… Against stiff competition, Christchurch-based CPS Solar has been chosen to provide 2 Lower Hutt schools with 10kW Solar Energy Systems, through the Dunamis Project.  The project is aimed at launching a sustainable energy revolution, starting with our schools. The idea behind the Dunamis Project […]...
  • WINAICO triumphs in Desert Knowledge testing facility
    WINAICO triumphs in Desert Knowledge testing facility
    Proving great results in both laboratory and in real world conditions Winaico’s focus on perfection has proven to make their modules one of the most efficient currently on the market, as shown in real world conditions by their performance at the Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre demonstration […]...
  • The Christchurch Earthquake and Rebuild- Impact on Energy
    The Christchurch Earthquake and Rebuild- Impact on Energy
    How did the quakes affect Energy Supplies? The terms “Christchurch Earthquake” and “Christchurch Rebuild” will be familiar with virtually all New Zealanders by now.  The phrases will mean different things to different people.  But it’s worthwhile taking a moment to look at how the Christchurch earthquakes have […]...

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