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solarcity appoints new Chief Marketing Officer

By solarcity


Maryanne Smith, former Noel Leeming and Torpedo7 Group General Manager - Marketing, has joined solarcity in the newly created position of Chief Marketing Officer to lead sales, marketing and customer services.

solarcity CEO Andrew Booth says Smith’s retail customer expertise will be vital as the solar energy services company continues to expand. “As GM Marketing of Noel Leeming, Maryanne led strategic initiatives to challenge, inspire and reinvent its brand position and customer experience in a highly competitive and complex retail environment. That’s exactly the vision and trusted brand reputation we want to inspire for solarcity.”

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solarcity wins top innovation and leadership awards

By solarcity


 November 27, 2017
Auckland - 27 November 2017. solarcity, the nation’s leading solar energy services company, won the top innovation award and its founder, Andrew Booth, was named Industry Person of the Year at the at the annual conference for the Sustainable Electricity Association of New Zealand.

The NZ-owned company’s solarZero energy service, which combines clean solar power and grid power at exclusive low rates, received the award for the Most Innovative New Service for 2017.

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solarcity NZ selected as Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer

By solarcity


 September 21, 2017
New Zealand’s leading solar energy service company, solarcity, is pleased to announce it is has been selected as a Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer.

Tesla Powerwall will be integrated into the company’s solarZero energy service nationally over the coming weeks following the successful commissioning of its first Powerwall 2, solarZero system in August.

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Two new executives join growing solarcity team

By solarcity


 September 20, 2017
solarcity has made two new appointments with Mikal Todd taking up the role of Chief Information Officer and Karen Sharp as Head of Customer Experience.

Both Mikal and Karen bring years of professional experience to the growing solarcity executive team. Mikal is leading solarcity’s information technology and IT platform development. He has gained extensive experience as a developer and solutions architect working for a wide range of businesses both in New Zealand and his homeland in the UK. Mikal enjoys working at the forefront of information technology. In 2015 he co-founded CloudinIT which quickly became the fastest growing Salesforce partner in Australia and NZ.

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Trade Me members first to meet Sunny, solarcity’s AI-backed chatbot

By solarcity


 September 13, 2017
solarcity has today begun rolling out a new artificial intelligence chatbot online service that will make it easier for Kiwis to switch to solar.

Trade Me, New Zealand’s largest online marketplace will be the first to offer its members the ability to use Sunny to help them calculate the savings and benefits of going solar. (1)

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