New Bill Proposes ‘Fair Go’ For Renewable Energy Producers.
Sep14

New Bill Proposes ‘Fair Go’ For Renewable Energy Producers.

Green Party MP Gareth Hughes wants to take the power back from power companies to secure fair buy-back prices for people who are producing excess renewable energy for their homes and businesses. Hughes promoted his Electricity Industry (Small -Scale Renewable Distributed Generation) Amendment Bill in Nelson which was drawn from the ballot in parliament last month. The bill is aiming to guarantee households that feed renewable...

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Solarcity and Panasonic Partnered Up To Help Cut Kiwi Power Bills.
Sep02

Solarcity and Panasonic Partnered Up To Help Cut Kiwi Power Bills.

Solarcity and Panasonic have launched a national smart energy partnership to make saving money on energy for Kiwi this winter. All existing and new solarZero customers will receive a free starter pack of 10 Panasonic LED light bulbs as part of their solar installation. Stewart Fowler, CEO of Panasonic New Zealand said, “This new initiative combines two home energy solutions that can cut power bills and help reduce New Zealand’s...

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Enphase Energy and Solar Partners New Zealand Enters Distribution Agreement.
Aug28

Enphase Energy and Solar Partners New Zealand Enters Distribution Agreement.

Enphase Energy, Inc. announced it has entered into a distribution agreement with Solar Partners New Zealand (SPNZ). Solar Partners New Zealand will distribute the world-leading Enphase Solar Energy System to key installers across the country. The Solar Partners New Zealand partnership falls in line with Enphase’s aggressive growth following the company’s recent opening of a second Australian office in Sydney, whilst undergoing a...

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New Zealand To End Coal Power by 2018.
Aug24

New Zealand To End Coal Power by 2018.

The era of coal-fired power in New Zealand will soon come to an end as the country is making a rapid transition to renewables, the energy minister said. “Historically coal has played an important role in ensuring the security of New Zealand’s electricity supply, particularly in dry years where our hydro-lake levels are low,” Energy Minister Simon Bridges said. New Zealand’s share of electricity from renewable resources in...

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Solar Bill Will Help Power New Zealand’s Transition to Green Economy.
Aug18

Solar Bill Will Help Power New Zealand’s Transition to Green Economy.

  Parliament will get to vote on a simple amendment to the Electricity Industry Act that would guarantee households a fair price for any excess renewable electricity they supply back to the grid, the Green Party said Thursday. Green Party MP Gareth Hughes had a Members’ Bill in his name pulled from the ballot today. The Electricity Industry (Small-Scale Renewable Distributed Generation) Amendment Bill will empower the...

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New Zealand and Japan’s Commitment to Geothermal Energy.
Jul17

New Zealand and Japan’s Commitment to Geothermal Energy.

Simon Bridges, Energy and Resources Minister, says a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed yesterday will strengthen the strategic partnership in renewable energy research and development between New Zealand and Japan. During his visit to Tokyo this week, Bridges witnessed the signing of the MOU, between New Zealand’s GNS Science and the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC). The MOU establishes the basis...

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