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Climate stripes, created by climate scientist Ed Hawkins, show how NZ has warmed over the last century. *Solar and batteries*
*Solar and batteries* This week we installed the first beta edition of our new breakthrough solarZero home battery. This new Kiwi designed and engineered product has been developed by solarcity and Panasonic over the past three years as part of an ambitious plan to make New Zealand’s power 100% renewable and reduce consumers dependence on the grid. The story was covered by Stuff and Newshub.
This new Kiwi designed and engineered product has been developed by solarcity and Panasonic over the past three years as part of an ambitious plan to make New Zealand’s power 100% renewable and reduce consumers dependence on the grid. The solarZero home battery is a fully a rechargeable lithium-ion battery designed to store energy for load shifting, backup power and self-consumption of solar power.
*Solar and batteries* Combining solar power and battery storage is an easy and cost effective way to improve a home's energy resilience, according to a new report from Vector. ‘Working Together on Resilience’ outlines how climate change models are predicting a higher instance of extreme weather events, and how this will impact energy resilience across New Zealand’s energy supply chain.
Like us, they love the benefits of generating clean solar power right where it’s needed. As early adopters, they installed a small solar photovoltaic array on the roof of their Auckland office about a decade ago. When we heard they wanted to boost their solar capacity we jumped at the chance to be involved and expanded their system with the latest technology, including 56 new panels. Now they’re harnessing even more of the sun’s energy which is generating about a third of their power.