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Media Release: Report highlights problems but lacks vision for an affordable electricity future
SEANZ (Sustainable Electricity Association New Zealand) supports the findings of a report released today that electricity pricing structures need to change but is disappointed with the proposed solutions which will only entrench the stranglehold Electricity Distribution Businesses (EDB’s) and Electricity Retailers have over low-income consumers.Read more...
The True Benefit of Solar PV and Batteries to New Zealand:
MBIE modelling shows that solar installed with batteries will become the norm.
By 2040 New Zealand solar households could have saved between $NZ1.35 - 3.4 billion and the benefits are fo all consumers not just solar owners.
Solar households have already saved the country NZ$ 860,000 in avoided greenhouse gas emissions.
Savings in avoided greenhouse gas emissions costs could total NZ$ 0.5 billion to the country between 2016 and 2040.Read more...
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The SEANZ Solar Optimiser is about optimising investment value in solar to save more $'s. Unlike other solar calculators, it provides recommendations to improve consumption based on real world analysis and todays technology. Optimiser has provision for energy management, demand shifting, power diverters, batteries and electric vehicles.
Inverter standard AS/NZS4777.1 has been amended BUT is not being implemented until cited in regulation in NZ until mid 2017. The current inverter standard is still applicable in NZ. Some lines companies may insist on using the new standard. Should this occur please contact SEANZ.
New battery standards from Standards Australia/NZ are being developed and the DRAFT will be availabe in April 2017 for consultation. The standard attempts to take account of a number of risks (given developments with some battery powered devices) through various mitigation techniques as the safety factor is important as is the practical component of battery implementations. All submissions will be considered by the EL042 RES committee who finalise the standard. SEANZ encourages all members to have their say - download the DRAFT and make comment as this affects all members.