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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.

 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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 September 7, 2018
We're all about saving you energy and have rounded up the latest solar, climate and energy news so you don't have to.

*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.

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 September 5, 2018
We have a lot in common with our friends at Greenpeace when it comes to campaigning for action on climate change and switching to renewable energy.

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.

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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.

*Solar and batteries* Alongside Panasonic, solarcity is a finalist in the 2018 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards for helping Kiwis shift to cleaner, cheaper and more reliable power with our solarZero energy service.

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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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