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*Solar and batteries* An initiative in Africa aims to develop and provide 10 GW of solar energy by 2025 and supply 250 million people with green electricity. At least 90 million people will be connected to electricity for the first time, lifting them out of energy poverty, reports Africa News.
*Solar and batteries* While spring seems to be lingering, summer officially arrived last Saturday. We celebrated the start of our favourite solar season, and the public launch of our revolutionary new solarZero service, with a free Gig for Good on Auckland’s waterfront. One of the highlights was the official launch of our virtual power plant by the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw (pictured above). The project, which is the biggest of its kind in the world, will create a generation and storage network that will help provide energy to the grid when it is unable to cope with demand, or there is a fault. This story was covered by the NZ Herald, RNZ and Maori Television.
It’s probably the most important meeting since the Paris climate change agreement was reached in 2015. Now governments are hammering out the rules for making it happen. Climate change has been described by many, including our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, as one of the greatest challenges of our time. It’s also one of the most urgent.
At the 2018 NZI Sustainable Business Awards our solarZero service received a commendation for helping accelerate New Zealand’s transition to 100% renewable electricity.
The project will create a generation and storage network that will help provide energy to the power grid when it is unable to cope with demand or there is a fault.