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New Zealand
New tech powers up across NZ
More than 15,000 homes are generating their own electricity across New Zealand...
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Energy
Electric Village to open in Gisborne - NZ’s first energy hub
Flick will also power the region’s first fast charging electric vehicle station which will be located on the main street outside the hub.
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Machine learning
Australian renewable energy gets a $7m boost
“The inherent inefficiencies within the energy sector in Australia makes it ripe for disruption."
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Auckland Council
Are solar panels a good investment? Auckland Uni answers
We wanted to offer an educational tool that's impartial and realistic to help people work out if solar is economic for their workplaces.
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Australia
Aussies are amped about Tesla batteries
"Australians love rooftop solar, and most now expect home battery storage to be as commonplace as dishwashers..."
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New Zealand
Ara and EECA assist large scale energy conservation projects
Christchurch Airport saved 8.2 % on their annual energy use...
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Chatbots
Sunny the chatbot is here to help Kiwis sort out their solar power
"By using AI to allow customers to better understand the tech, we hope to help Kiwis make a smart decision about how to power their homes their way."
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New Zealand
Greenpeace calls for a solar revolution as New Zealand emissions skyrocket
“Our celebrated ‘clean-grid’ is getting dirtier as more fossil fuels are used to power our homes and industry."
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Renewable energy
Solarcity fails to gain traction with their complaint against solar tax
Solarcity and 45,000 Kiwis continue to fight an uphill battle against solar tax.
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Smart Home
Tesla opens pre-order for home solar tiles for most countries
In a blog post, Tesla announced the pre-order availability and provided with a calculator tool to help consumers figure out the cost.
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Cloud
Tesla quietly launches sexy solar panels for homes
They’re doing their best to create panels that look right at home on your roof, without being an eyesore.
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Cloud
Amazon embraces sustainability with global solar energy plans
“We are putting our scale and inventive culture to work on sustainability—this is good for the environment, our business and our customers."
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Ring
Try ringing alarms with this solar powered security system
A security camera that’s solar powered, wireless and 100% green almost sounds too good to be true, but it’s not.
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Website
A sunny disposition
The sun is a pretty fascinating thing. It heats up our planet, tans our skin and determines our seasons. But have you ever really thought about what the sun is made of, how it works or what it looks like up close?