At WEL Networks, we see a future where access to multiple, renewable energy sources becomes the norm in New Zealand. Although this may be some time away locally, many other countries are experiencing this trend.

While our current focus is on the safe, strong and reliable supply of electricity, we’ve prepared our network so you can tap into the sun’s energy.

If you’re considering solar our team can provide advice on how to apply for a grid connection with WEL Networks. For more information, call us on 0800 800 935, option 4.

How it works

1- Solar Photovoltaic (PV) panel array producing DC  current

2- Inverter creating 240v AC providing power for household appliances and feeding surplus power through meter to the grid.

3- Electricity meter

4- Power lines

This illustration shows a grid connected solar system during peak sunlight hours. It’s producing electricity for the household and feeding any surplus power back into the main

During sunlight hours, the system feeds any surplus power onto the grid. This offsets the amount of power you take from the grid. The more electricity you produce, and the less you use, the more you can save.

You can arrange for an application for a grid connection to a solar system here

Note: The information is intended to be used as a general guide only and does not take into account your particular circumstances. All reasonable skill and care has been taken to ensure the information is accurate. WEL Networks Limited does not accept any responsibility or liability for any action taken in reliance on this information or for any errors, inadequacy, deficiency or flaw in or omission from the information provided.