Solar for your home
So you're interested in generating
your own renewable energy?
Let us help you navigate through the solar journey.
We get it. You want to take control of your power bill, and do your bit for the environment. We’ll help you harness the power of the sun and generate electricity – that’s something we’re also passionate about.
Get set up for solar
To get set up for solar, you need an import/export meter installed. An import/export meter has two registers. One to record the energy you use and the other to track the electricity that is exported back to the national grid. We’ll work alongside you or your solar provider to ensure the right meter is installed.
If you’re ready to install an import/export meter, or have a general solar enquiry, get in touch with us today.
If you generate more electricity than you use, you can export the excess. This is called buy-back.
We’ll buy the excess at rates that take into account average prices on the New Zealand Electricity Market. We can also provide buyer-created tax invoices – a real time-saving benefit for GST-registered customers.
Meridian purchases the exported electricity at a rate of 8 cents per kWh# and applies it as a credit on your next electricity bill.
#Rates are subject to change with 30 days’ notice. These buy-back rates apply to all solar panel systems with a rated capacity of up to 10kW. If you’re interested in equipment that generates more than 10kW, talk to us about your options. This rate does not include GST. If you are GST registered, we’ll need your GST number when you sign up. For more information read our onsite renewable generation terms and conditions. Note that some network companies charge for exporting energy back to us. Your pricing plan will include this variable rate network export charge if it applies in your network area.