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solarZero now powers Te Kahika Pā

solarZero powered Marae

Earlier this year we had the privilege to work with several Marae across New Zealand, installing our solarZero system as part of their Marae DIY with a focus on Kaitiakitanga. Each of the Marae featured in the videos below now run on sustainable energy. With solarZero they are reducing their power bills and protecting the environment by harnessing the power of the sun.

Taita Marae

(Marae DIY ep.4)

solarcity’s Iwi Partnerships Manager, Kahn Denton, explains why moving to a more sustainable energy source is an important step for the whanau at Taita Marae. 

The solarZero system installed on the roof of their wharekai produces 3,392kWh of energy per year, contributing 67,840kWh of energy and saving the Marae an estimated $26,200 on their energy bill over the next 20 years. The system will also help prevent 6,784kg of carbon from entering the atmosphere.

Learn more about Kahn’s motivation for this project.

Ōruawharo Marae

(Marae DIY ep. 3)

The wharekai at Ōruawharo Marae, Wellsford, was brought into a more sustainable future with the installation of solarZero on its roof. 

The solarZero system produces 2,462kWh of energy per year, contributing 49,240kWh of energy and saving the Marae an estimated $20,000 on their energy bill over the next 20 years. The system will also help prevent 4,924kg of carbon from entering the atmosphere. 

Taheke Marae

(Marae DIY ep. 2)

Starting its life as a community hall 100 years, the wharemoe at Taheke Marae, Hokianga, has been brought into the 21st century with the installation of a solarZero system to run the building on solar energy.

The solarZero system produces 3,504kWh of energy per year, contributing 70,080kWh of energy and saving the Marae an estimated $43,600 on their energy bill over the next 20 years. The system will also help prevent 7,008kg of carbon from entering the atmosphere.

Find out more about our involvement with Marae DIY and our commitment to Kaitiakitanga here.