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 September 13, 2018
The first beta edition of the new breakthrough solarZero home battery was installed today in New Zealand’s first certified Zero Energy House.

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.

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An energy service that has removed the product and installation costs of switching Kiwi homes to solar power and battery technology is in the running for a major sustainability award.

The solarZero energy service was launched a little over three years ago by solarcity, New Zealand’s leading solar provider. In partnership with Panasonic, solarcity has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards, announced earlier today, for helping Kiwis shift to clean, affordable and secure energy.

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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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 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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 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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