Products

At Garden City Solar we only offer quality trusted brands that you can rely on.

Solar Panels

Our panels all come with up to 40 years manufacturer’s warranty to guarantee your investment will last. Our goal when installing is to create a beautiful but functional solar array, and we take our time to ensure this is done right.

Sunpower Maxeon 6 AC

SunPower Maxeon 6 AC Module combines home solar's most powerful panel with the world's most advanced inverter technology. With an industry-leading 40 year warranty on the solar panel.

  • 415-425W panels
  • Inbuilt Enphase micro inverter
  • 40 year panel warranty 
  • 25 year inverter warranty

Sunpower Performance 6 AC

SunPower Performance solar panels combine conventional cells with 35 years of materials and manufacturing expertise to deliver panels that surpass the performance, reliability and aesthetics of Conventional Panels.

  • 410W panel
  • Inbuilt Enphase IQ8 micro inverter
  • 25 year panel warranty
  • 15 year inverter warranty

REC Twin Peak 5

REC TwinPeak 5 Black Series solar panels feature an
aesthetically-pleasing full-black design with high panel
efficiency and power output, enabling customers to get
the most out of the space used for the installation.

  • 405W Panel
  • 25 year warranty
  • Made in Singapore

Inverters

We have a wide range of inverter options available, if you don’t see what you need we are happy to discuss other options.

Enphase IQ 7A Microinverter

Enphase IQ Microinverter performs a seemingly impossible feat with brilliant simplicity.

It transforms photons, quantum particles of light, into safe AC power you can use to power your home. With an Enphase Energy System, every solar panel is equipped with its own microinverter, so if one panel slips into the shade or experiences a rare glitch, the other panels keep generating power.

  • 1,2 and 3 Phase capable
  • Individual panel level monitoring
  • IP67 weather proof
  • Live monitoring via Enpase app
  • Up to 25 year warranty

Fronius Gen24

The Fronius GEN24 Plus is the all-in-one solution for solar energy supply. Whether it be used for solar PV, energy storage, back-up power, or EV charging, the Fronius GEN24 Plus is the ideal hybrid inverter for New Zealand households.

Built in Austria Fronius inverters are regarded as being the best in the industry.  

  • single phase
  • hybrid 
  • 2 MPPTs
  • online monitoring via Solar.web app
  • Made in Austria
  • 10 year warranty

Victron MultiPlus-II

The MultiPlus-II combines the functions of the MultiPlus and the MultiGrid.
It has all the features of the MultiPlus, plus an external current transformer option to implement PowerControl and PowerAssist and to optimize self-consumption with external current sensing (max. 32A). 
It also has all the features of the MultiGrid with built-in anti-islanding and an increasingly long list of country approvals.

  • prevents overload of a limited AC source, such as a generator or shore power connection
  • automatically activates and takes over the supply to the connected loads
  • provides flexibility to combine with MPPT Solar Chargers or Grid-tie PV Inverters
  • can be remotely monitored and controlled

Battery Systems

Solar systems with batteries can dramatically enhance flexibility and self-sustainability.

HOW SOLAR BATTERY SYSTEMS WORK:

The ‘grid’ is the name given to the electricity network that delivers power from generators (like the Clyde Dam) all the way to your home via pylons and power lines.

Solar battery systems are pretty much essential for ‘off-grid’ systems, where there is no back-up from the grid when your panels aren’t generation. However, they are also used in many ‘grid-tied’ systems, where some people even charge their batteries from the grid during their ‘free hour of power’.

Battery systems are becoming increasingly popular in New Zealand as their costs have come down considerably in recent years.

Tesla Powerwall 2

Tesla Powerwall is a fully integrated AC battery system for residential use. Its rechargeable battery pack provides energy storage for solar self-consumption, time based control and backup power.

Powerwall's electrical interface provides a simple connection to any home or building.

It's revolutionary compact design achieves market-leading energy density and its easy to install, enabling owners to quickly realise the benefits of reliable, clean power.

  • 10-year warranty
  • Energy capacity: 13.5 kWh
  • Peak output power: 7 kVA
  • Seamless backup transition
  • Full or partial home backup capable

Enphase IQ Battery 5P

The Enphase IQ Battery 5P all-in-one AC-coupled storage system is the most powerful battery yet from Enphase. 

It has a total usable energy capacity of 5.0 kWh and includes six embedded grid-forming microinverters with 3.84 kW power rating, including peak output power of 7.68 kVA for 3 seconds and 6.14 kVA for 10 seconds.

It provides backup capability and installers can quickly design the right system size to meet the needs of both new and retrofit solar customers.

  • 15-year warranty
  • Energy capacity: 5.0 kWh
  • Peak output power: 7.68 kVA (3 seconds), 6.14 kVA (10 seconds)
  • Stable lithium iron phosphate (LFP) chemistry for maximum safety and longevity
  • Full or partial home backup capable

BYD HVM and HVS

BYD's solar energy storage system, the Battery Box Premium comes in two types, the HVS and the HVM, between the pair, they are able to offer a variety of energy capacities, thanks to the battery boxes modular design. Able to offer storage capacities from 5.1 kWh all the way up to 22.1 kWh, whatever your home's energy needs, the battery box can accommodate them.

  • Compatible with Fronius Gen24 and Sungrow
  • Hybrid Battery for Grid connected homes.
  • 10 year warranty
  • LiFePO4

PowerPlus Eco 4kW

When it comes to energy storage the PowerPlus Energy Eco Series battery will power your world.

Australian made self managed Eco lithium LFP battery with internal BMS, offers you a safe lithium ferro phosphate [LFP] battery technology, for any solution that requires reliability, ease of use and a product that outperforms others. 

  • Designed for off grid and on grid use
  • Rack mounted
  • Made in Australia
  • 10 year warranty

Getting Battery Systems installed

Battery systems follow the same basic scoping and design process as other solar systems. Many people will ask for a battery and non-battery quote for their homes.

Read our overview of home solar and off-grid solar systems below:

EV Chargers

If you have an EV, or are planning on getting one, the ability to charge it from your solar system makes financial and environmental sense!

EVNEX E2 EV Charger

  • Charging speed:  7.4kW, 32A single phase (Up to 40km range / hour)
  • Smart Connectivity: Yes
  • New Zealand Made: Yes
  • Cable Length / Type: 5m tethered cable (Type 2 or Type 1)
  • IP Rating: IP55 indoor/outdoor
  • Solar Export Diversion: Yes
  • Carbon Emission Tracking: Yes
  • Home Overload Protection: Yes
  • Local Load Management: Yes
  • Bio Circular Plastic: 70% Bio-based enclosure
  • Connectivity: Cellular (free) or Wifi
  • Protection: Over voltage, under voltage, over current, over temp, earth fault, DC leakage protection 6mA

Getting EV Chargers installed

EV chargers can be integrated into ‘grid-tied’ and ‘off-grid’ solar systems. This can be done at the time of install, or any time later. That said, there are time and cost savings to be made by setting up your EV charger at the time you install your solar system.

Read our overview of home solar and off-grid solar systems below:

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