Solar energy for your home or business

We want to make the transition to solar as easy as possible for you.

We are the market leader in supporting solar energy by purchasing solar-generated electricity from over 70% of our residential customers who have their own solar generation. We're the first company in the world to achieve Toitū climate positive product certification for electricity generated by solar panels on rooftops.

Thinking of going solar

Solar is fast becoming another option to complement consuming power off the traditional grid. It offers long term electricity price stability and keeps traditional electricity suppliers honest.

Find a trusted solar installer

We’re partnered with a range of solar providers around the country to ensure an easy transition into solar. Check out our Solar Partners Directory to find a local solar specialist near you.

Already got solar installed?

Along with solar, our Toitū climate positive certified electricity provides a wraparound green solution so you can lead the pack in transitioning into a carbon neutral lifestyle.

Why go solar?

The sun is a reliable, renewable source of energy that has existed for billions of years and will continue to exist for billions more.

As technology has improved and the need for alternative energy sources has increased, solar is becoming a more viable and sought-after solution globally for home-grown power.

  • Reduces or eliminates electricity bill
  • Options are scalable and cost-effective
  • Increases property value
  • Increases grid security
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Keen to go solar, but not sure where to start? Check out our solar checklist


Our solar price plans

We offer Time-of-Use Price Plans so you can take advantage of off-peak energy rates and at cost network charges, perfect if you have solar panels, electric vehicles and solar battery storage. Contact us if you would like to hear more about our wholesale plans.

  • Off peak up to 40% cheaper rates
  • No contracts
  • Great for EV owners and solar customers
  • More control over your power bill
  • Energy rates as low as 1c/kWh
  • Most popular option for solar battery and EV owners

Why switch to ecotricity?

We are a transparent retailer, offering you the best:

  • NZs best solar buy back rates
  • Network charges at cost
  • No fixed customer contracts or termination fees
  • NZs lowest climate positive certified off-peak rates
  • Most competitive pricing in specific regions around the country

Contact us if you would like to hear more about our wholesale plans.

Dedicated meter upgrade team

We have an in house meter upgrade team for efficient Import/Export meter replacements and any other metering related queries making life easier for you or your solar installer to get you up and running.

Export tariffs are integrated into all of our pricing plans so you will be automatically credited for excess generation if you have an Import/Export meter on site.

Plus, 95% of our meters are smart half hour certified meters which means every couple of days you can see how you’re tracking online in our customer portal.


Need an Import/Export meter replacement? Follow this link to fill out an Import/Export metering application form.


Got a question

Find an answer in our FAQs or flick us a message using our chatbot or email form

Sometimes it can take a few days for data to sync on the portal. Please wait until your next invoice to see if your data is showing.

Networks do not change price categories between low and standard more than once a year. If you have recently changed, you will not be able to swap until a year has passed from the date the new category was in place.

Any energy generated from your solar panels that you don't use is sold back to us. We apply a credit for every unit which works to offset your monthly invoices.

You will need an import export meter installed on site which we will arrange with your solar installer.

It does not have an impact on the network charge that applies for the electricity connection, but because you use energy from your solar panels you save unit network charges (that you would normally pay per unit of electricity from the grid).