Solar News

We're all about saving you energy and have rounded up the latest solar, climate and energy news so you don't have to.

 October 16, 2018
Rising CO2 levels, uncertain gas supplies and skyrocketing power prices are sure signs that it’s time for New Zealanders to switch to cleaner, cheaper and more reliable solar energy with battery storage.

Dirty coal and gas are not going to be part of New Zealand’s energy future and the sooner we can phase them out the better. The reasons for doing that are being highlighted this week and will continue to make headlines for weeks to come.

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We're all about saving you energy and have rounded up the latest solar, climate and energy news so you don't have to.

The Solar Voyager preparing for a 2400km round trip to the South Pole. Credit: Clean2Antarctica *Solar and batteries*

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 October 11, 2018
A Dutch couple has come up with an ingenious way of promoting a zero waste lifestyle and embracing solar power. They are about to embark on a 2400 km round trip to the South Pole driving a solar powered vehicle made out of 3D printed recycled materials.

In the countdown to the start of expedition in the Solar Voyager Liesbeth and Edwin ter Velde say creating a cleaner world is an adventure for everyone. They’re not out to set a record. They want to inspire you to take your own step for a better a world.

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 October 5, 2018
We’ve launched a nationwide solar marae project that aims to drive down the cost of power for Māori communities and create employment, while looking out for the environment.

It’s an exciting initiative to return power to the people and help them to take action against climate change. Following a number of hui in the Whanganui region we launched the project at Whangaehu Marae which was covered by Maori Television. 

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 October 5, 2018
The world’s first airport to be completely powered by solar energy has just won a top environmental award.

Cochin International Airport, the fourth busiest in India, switched to solar power in 2015. Last week it received a 'Champions of the Earth' award from the UN which says the airport is showing that the world’s ever-expanding network of global movement doesn't have to harm the environment.

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