Vector Limited, the largest electricity and gas distribution company in New Zealand, is offerring a "home solar power solution", incorporating intelligent battery storage into a traditional solar PV system. In the introductory phase of the programme, a limited number of installations will be available in the Auckland region.
The system consists of solar panels, a high-tech lithium-ion battery and a cabinet containing an inverter and central control software. The system is integrated with the electricity grid.
Customers pay monthly installments rather than having a large upfront cost.