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McNae Energy and Solar

Full design and installation service for Solar PV. With 30+ years of experience serving the Manawatu and surrounding areas, we not only supply and install the very best systems with the best workmanship and customer satisfaction we are committed to long-term warranty and backup service.

We have installed thousands of solar panels - both grid connected and off grid. As registered electricians with a large team, we have the capacity and experience to install any size system from the smallest residential PV system up to large industrial and commercial clients.

We understand the financial and eco-benefits of living with solar and can guide you to a solution that will work best for you in accordance with your lifestyle or your business operation. We also do Solar Swimming Pool heating.

Please contact us and talk to our team who will be happy to walk you through the options.

06 357 0405

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Solar PV Battery Storage Home Energy Management Systems Mini Micro Hydro

McNae Energy and Solar - The Anderson's Story

At first we were a bit nervous about the whole idea of solar. We contacted Martin from McNae Electrical who was very pleasant to deal with and took the time to find out what we really needed rather than just offering a “one size fits all” solution.

The installation of our system was seamlessly easy. McNae Energy and Solar showed up exactly when they said they would, the estimate was accurate and the workmen doing the job were professional and pleasant. The communication from start to finish was superb including the closing out paperwork.

The savings we have made have been in line with what was indicated and it is no longer a stress to receive the monthly bill. Installing solar is a significant investment, therefore selecting a company who are reliable, knowledgeable and trustworthy to work with you through the process is critical. We found McNae Energy and Solar to be all of these things.

Mr & Mrs Anderson. Palmerston North

McNae Energy and Solar - Donna's Experience

In October 2016 Donna and Mark Whale decided to install solar on the roof of their shed. Here is what Donna had to say about their installation...

McNae Energy and Solar - PV and Battery Case Study

This is what Dr David Wilde from Foxton Beach had to say about his solar and battery installation...

"I first became interested in solar generation several months back, the main drivers being an escalating bill for supplied electricity, a large house, and living in an area with relatively high sunshine hours. Other considerations were an interest in electric vehicles with the opportunity of utilising renewable energy, and a general concern for the welfare of the planet.

Solar Inverters on garage wall. It is not in my nature to rush these decisions, and so I carefully researched the available options, and asked many many questions. While there is a great deal of information available via numerous websites, McNae Electrical Solutions were particularly helpful in facilitating this process, and allowing me to obtain unbiased and independent information to enable a decision.

As there are basically two main types of inverter systems currently in use, and numerous options for battery storage, (in my view an essential component of any PV system ), it was important to choose a system in which all components were compatible, additions could be made seamlessly, and performance monitoring was intuitive and user-friendly. Hence the decision to choose the Enphase system, using microinverter technology, and the Enphase AC batteries.

McNae Energy and Solar were not only very competitive with their pricing, but had the advantage of being a well established local company, experienced in solar installations, and with very knowledgeable and approachable staff.

The installation of the system presented some challenges for the electricians, who made an excellent job of running cables almost invisibly, and fitting the batteries without compromising aesthetics.

The company has been very professional in their approach to supplying and installing this system, and I am very pleased with my decision to engage McNae Energy and Solar for this project."