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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.

 December 14, 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* 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.

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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* 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.

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 December 5, 2018
It's time for all of us to take action on climate change. That was the message promoted at our Gig for Good over the weekend by a line up of leading local artists and the Minister for Climate Change James Shaw (pictured with musician Jason Kerrison, left). It's also at the top of the agenda for leaders and diplomats from about 200 countries meeting in Poland right now.

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.

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Musician Jason Kerrison and Minister for Climate Change James Shaw at solarcity's Gig for Good in Auckland.
We’re super stoked to have been recognised for revolutionising energy in New Zealand. 

At the 2018 NZI Sustainable Business Awards our solarZero service received a commendation for helping accelerate New Zealand’s transition to 100% renewable electricity.

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solarcity today started hooking up more than 3000 existing home solar and battery systems to the national grid to create the world’s largest virtual power plant.

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.

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