They Are Us

Our thoughts are with those impacted by the Christchurch terror attacks, the victims, their families, our Christchurch members and community, and everyone struggling to come to terms with this horrendous act.

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New Zealand's largest solar energy system on a school opens at Kaitaia College

The largest solar energy system on a school in New Zealand was officially opened in a ceremony today at Kaitaia College.  Te Tai Tokerau MP, Hon. Kelvin Davis, unveiled a plaque to acknowledge completion of the 368-panel project which is spread across the rooftop of multiple buildings on the school campus.

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Shell purchases battery maker Sonnen

Global petroleum giant Shell has announced it will take over German home battery company Sonnen, as part of its strategy of investing in renewable technologies.

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New Marlborough solar scheme could inspire others

A new Marlborough programme to make finance accessible for solar technology could be reproduced around the country, Sustainable Energy Association of New Zealand chairman Brendan Winitana says.

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Transpower solar report shows it is time for strong leadership on energy

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Transpower solar report shows it is time for strong leadership on energy

Transpower’s latest report on the future of electricity has busted myths and paved the way for government and the electricity sector to work together to enable the important role solar and batteries can play in building a more resilient, clean, affordable, and reliable energy system. 

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VECTOR TO EXPLORE BENEFITS OF VEHICLE-TO-HOME TECHNOLOGY IN PIHA COMMUNITY

Auckland’s popular west coast surfing mecca Piha Beach will soon become home to a cutting-edge trial into the broader customer benefits of electric vehicle (EV) technology.

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Expressions of Interest for Solar Power Service Providers

Another council has joined a growing number of others in providing support for its ratepayers to install Solar PV.

Marlborough District Council is adding Solar PV to its existing energy efficiency funding service. The Council is seeking to improve air quality and affordability of home clean heating, insulation, water heating and energy supply by helping homeowners with the costs of installation through its energy efficiency funding service.

The scheme allows homeowners to pay the costs of installation over a period of nine years via a targeted rate in addition to their current rates.

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We need to diversify electricity supplies now to keep prices low

OPINION: Electricity prices in New Zealand were five times higher in October 2018 than they were over the previous five years.

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Faulty gas infrastructure highlights value of solar and batteries

The Taranaki offshore gas field, Pohokura, has reduced output due to a faulty valve which was discovered at the offshore gas platform. 

The outage has resulted in a gas shortage and caused an electricity price spike which will run until late November, when Operator Shell says that production should resume.

 

 

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WA VPP project promises 90% solar self-consumption for cost of “a coffee a day”

A community energy project based on the south-west coast of Western Australia is offering households an opportunity to become 90 per cent renewable “for the price of a coffee a day” as part of a privately funded, potentially 6.5MW virtual power plant.

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