Solar Energy

Excellence in Engineered Solar Energy Solutions

All our solar power systems include solar panels, inverter and full installation – the complete package you need to start putting the sun to work. We have paired the right panel with the right inverter to create top-range, technologically-advanced systems designed to suit every energy need and budget.

Solar Energy Solutions

Premise electricity generation allows businesses to lock in electricity at transparent pricing, along with controlling the carbon component of electricity consumption. This can equate to major cost saving benefits for businesses of varying sizes and industries. Not every solar system is equal and the technical team at GB Teat have extensive engineering experience to design and install the best system for your home or specific business. We have the expertise to provide the following systems:
  • Solar photovoltaic
  • Solar hot water
  • Battery storage
  • On-grid systems
  • Off-grid systems

GB Teat can provide your home or business with a complete renewable energy system.

Solar energy is energy created by the heat and light of the sun. Solar power is produced when this energy is converted into electricity or used to heat air, water, or other substances. There are currently two main types of solar energy technology:

Solar Photovoltaic​

This technology converts sunlight directly into electricity using photovoltaic (PV) cells. The solar PV cells are combined in panels. They can be put on rooftops, integrated into building designs and vehicles, or installed by the thousands across fields to create large-scale solar power plants. Concentrating solar PV uses fields of sun-tracking mirrors called heliostats to concentrate sunlight onto highly efficient PV cells located inside a receiver at the top of a mast or tower.

Solar Thermal

This technology converts sunlight into thermal energy (or heat), which in the past has been used mainly for space heating or to heat water (such as in a solar hot water system). This heat energy can be used to drive a refrigeration cycle to provide solar-based cooling, or to make steam that can be used to generate electricity using a steam turbine. Solar thermal energy can also be used in some industrial processes that currently use gas to produce heat. Concentrating solar thermal technology harvests the sun’s heat to produce efficient, large-scale power generation. It uses a field of mirrors to reflect sunlight onto a thermal receiver, which transfers the heat to a thermal energy storage system. Energy can then be released from storage as required, day and night.

Research and development continues to improve existing solar energy technologies while identifying emerging innovations such as photosynthetic-based solar energy technologies and solar enhanced fuels. Innovations and developments in solar energy technology and enhanced fuels will benefit everyone by making affordable and reliable energy more accessible to more New Zealand businesses and households.