Home Solar Installation

Will Solar Electricity Work For You?
By answering these questions, you can gain a brief understanding of whether solar energy could work for you. If you answer yes to the majority of these questions, then a solar system would be a great option. Get in touch with AJ’s Electrical team, and we can guide you through the entire process of setting up a solar system.

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Does your roof receive adequate sunlight?

Roofs that are in a south-facing position with limited shade are ideal, but east and west-facing roofs can also be suitable.

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Is your roof in reasonable condition?

The lifespan of solar panels can last up to 25 years, will your roof be able to withstand this period?

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Does your home use an electric hot water system?

Electric hot water systems can account for up to 30% of your energy costs, so solar systems are an ideal integration.

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Is anyone at home during the day?

Solar energy is produced during daylight hours, so is it important to consider if there is anyone present at the home to utilize it.

Things You Need to Know Before Installing a Solar System
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You need a suitable roof

Your roof must be large and strong enough to support a full solar system. You want to make sure you check our warranty, as you don’t want the solar panels to outlast your roof! Ideally, your roof should face northward (or be oriented in an east/west direction) and be unobstructed from any shade to ensure that your solar panels receive maximum direct sunlight.
If your roof only receives a couple of hours of sunlight daily, you won’t be able to maximise the benefits of your solar panels. Alternatively, a ground-mounted solar system could be considered if your roof isn’t suitable

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A solar system works best if your home is energy efficient

Your roof must be large and strong enough to support a full solar system. You want to make sure you check our warranty, as you don’t want the solar panels to outlast your roof! Ideally, your roof should face northward (or be oriented in an east/west direction) and be unobstructed from any shade to ensure that your solar panels receive maximum direct sunlight.
If your roof only receives a couple of hours of sunlight daily, you won’t be able to maximise the benefits of your solar panels. Alternatively, a ground-mounted solar system could be considered if your roof isn’t suitable

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Complete all the preliminary work as early as possible

Avoid additional expenses and delays by completing the necessary paperwork and approvals for installing a solar system on your property. Depending on your region, building contest for solar system installation varies, so talk to the team at AJ’s Electrical and we can guide you through what consents you may need in Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty, we are also able to guide you on regulations for the rest of New Zealand.
AJ’s Electrical can help you gain a better understanding of the solar installation process and the considerations that should be made beforehand, to help determine whether solar is the appropriate option and feel confident in your decision.

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What’s Involved in Installing Solar?

Here are the steps you can expect when getting a solar system installed with AJ’s Electrical:

We’ll come out to your property and conduct a home assessment

One of the friendly team members of AJ’s Electrical will meet you at your property to evaluate your home and determine the essential factors for your solar system installation such as; size, type, roof angle, orientation and solar panel exposure to sunlight.

They will also evaluate the existing power system and determine whether an upgrade is necessary, and inspect your roof’s strength, surface area and structural stability.
Once the appraisal is complete, our team will get the terms and paperwork drawn up, then you’re ready to proceed with your solar installation!

Determining your solar equipment needs

AJ’s Electrical will provide you with detailed information on the equipment and cost of the components that will be used in your solar system. The main components will be; solar panels, a solar inverter and solar batteries. However, depending on the project, our qualified team will advise you on any further parts that are required. 

Installing your solar system

It’s time to install your solar system! On the day of installation, AJ’s Electrical’s team of qualified and experienced solar system installers will come out to your home and begin wiring your home for solar. The installers will position and secure the solar panels and connect the inverter to the existing electrical system. 

Once it has been inspected, the meter is installed and final approval is given, your solar system will be switched on. Your home is now powered by clean, efficient solar energy – enjoy!

 
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How Does Solar Power Save and Make You Money?
Installing a solar system, no doubt has huge cost-saving benefits.The most obvious benefit is that it will lower your power bills each month as it reduces the amount of electricity you need to buy from your electricity retailer.

Additionally, most New Zealand energy companies typically provide a buy-back rate for households that produce surplus energy through their solar panels.

Winter heating is a significant contributor to New Zealander’s energy costs, connecting your solar energy to your home’s heating system can significantly reduce your winter heating bills. At AJ’s Electrical, we also offer systems that include battery storage, which stores excess power, which can be utilized during hours of low daylight, meaning that the energy you capture and store is never wasted.

Not only can installing a solar system save you money on energy bills, but it can also increase the value of your home. Solar energy is becoming increasingly popular amongst modern consumers, with the demand for homes that have solar panels going through the roof! Because solar energy saves money in the long run, it is more enticing to potential buyers and is shown to increase the value of homes.

Our Partners

AJ’s Electrical only work with reliable, efficient and cost-effective manufacturers and organisations. We aim to balance budget, practicality and performance for all our solar electric installations.

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Hear from our valued customers.

Cherry McGovern
Cherry McGovern
20. February, 2024.
We recently had AJ's Electrical install a solar system at our property. From the initial contact, through to installation and after service, the company and its people have been fantastic. The job was completed quickly and to a brilliant standard, with respectful, tidy and knowledgeable specialists doing the quoting, install, and after service. We have had two queries since the install, both of which have been answered immediately. I can not speak more highly of this outfit, they deserve your business. Cheers, Mike
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gaynor hill
9. February, 2024.
Warren who sold us our solar system, and air con unit. Fantastic knowledge, friendly, wasn't full of sales patter, sound advice, and support. Thankyou. Violet who works in the offices is super efficient, and answers all queries at lightening speed! Thankyou Now to the team. These guys are worth their weight in gold! Josh, Jake, Wayne & Dublin. Absolutely on the money... A* through and through. Prompt, respectful, efficient, knowledgeable, take pride in their work, and super friendly. Extremely tidy! No damage, no scuffs, no marks... Incredible job, especially whilst working in such hot and humid conditions. These are the type of tradies (electricians) that are few and far between, and when you get a service like what we received, you'd be hard pressed to find others of this calibre. Hence we will stay with them! A million thankyous... You're the best! Gaynor and Chris
Julie Cole
Julie Cole
29. November, 2023.
What a top bunch of guys!! Efficient, professional and so thorough. I highly recommend Aj's Electrical. Top job. Thank You!
Adam Worsnop
Adam Worsnop
10. November, 2023.
AJs have completed a full rewire and refit on my showroom and workshop in tauranga. Extremely happy with the way they communicate and execute the job. The place has come out way better than expected. Would recommend to anyone wanting a professional job done.
Helen Crampton
Helen Crampton
26. September, 2023.
Outstanding service from AJ's Electrical - friendly " we can sort that for you at a convenient time" advice over the phone, and very prompt professional service provided at an extremely reasonable price. Highly recommended . Thank you, AJ's Electrical.
Dallas Meeking
Dallas Meeking
12. September, 2023.
Great service from beginning to end, we would fully recommend AJs for solar system install. After service and support great too, all questions answered quickly and ongoing advice is no issue.
Semiha Sengezer
Semiha Sengezer
31. July, 2023.
Amazing fast service! & Friendly Staff Highly recommend AJ’s Electrical. 👍🏻
Alex Dunham
Alex Dunham
20. June, 2023.
Jake from AJ's Electrical came out to fix a light at our place. He was exactly on time and very quick to work on the issue. After having other companies just not turn up, I'm stoked to have found one that will, and when they say they will as well. Thanks heaps!
G Budd
G Budd
17. June, 2023.
AJ's are always a pleasure to deal with. I also like the fact that they leave the worksite clean and tidy. Thank you. I'll be back.

Why choose AJ’s Electrical?

We are ECANZ members and Master Electricians, with comprehensive experience across all aspects of electrical design, installation and service.

We are known for exceptional service, efficient and cost-effective commercial and residential electrical project management. Our skills and capacity naturally translate to outstanding outcomes in both commercial and residential new builds and renovations.

Whether it’s heat pumps, switchboard upgrades, commercial electrical and lighting specification, design and installation, or a full-scale solar array to offset your power costs, AJ’s Electrical are the experts to talk to in Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty.

Bruce Jeffries, General Manager

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