Resources

Energy organisations, energy businesses and information.

Energy organisations

  • Otaki Energy Co-operative

    June 10, 2015
    The Otaki Energy Co-operative Ltd trading as Coastal Energy has been established in 2014 as a mechanism to achieve direct investment in renewable energy production projects in Otaki and its surrounds. Several projects have been completed, among others an installation at Te Kura-ā-Iwi O Whakatupuranga Rua Mano in Tasman Road.  
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  • Energy Solutions Group

    June 12, 2014
    Energy Solutions Group is a company which is developing  energy efficient, adaptable, modular housing designs with an additional focus on on-site clean energy generation, and water and wastewater systems.
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  • Otaki Clean Technology Park

    May 21, 2014
    A major economic development area within the town with an owner who subscribes fully to a vision of developing a clean technology hub at Otaki for the Kapiti Coast and for the Wellington region.  The Park provides active support for the overall concept and key projects.  http://www.ctcpark/co.nz/
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  • Organisations

    April 21, 2014
    Key organisations who provide active support for the Energise Otaki initiative.
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Energy businesses

  • Otaki Energy Co-operative

    June 10, 2015
    The Otaki Energy Co-operative Ltd trading as Coastal Energy has been established in 2014 as a mechanism to achieve direct investment in renewable energy production projects in Otaki and its surrounds. Several projects have been completed, among others an installation at Te Kura-ā-Iwi O Whakatupuranga Rua Mano in Tasman Road.  
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  • Entyre NZ Ltd

    May 21, 2014
    Entyre NZ Ltd is currently establishing a factory in Otaki to process used tyres via a devulcanisation process into new rubber products.  The company has supported a number of clean technology and energy projects in the town.
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  • Solar Zone

    May 21, 2014
    We are experienced  suppliers and installers of solar electric systems and a variety of heating systems. We pride ourselves on making our systems work together with the rest of your building to make your home or business work smarter.”
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  • Astara

    May 21, 2014
    Astara Technologies provides bespoke design, build and consultancy services working with a wide range of Renewable Energy technologies including photovoltaic power generation, solar thermal, hot water heat pump, waste to energy technology, electric vehicle and electric propulsion systems.
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  • SunRayker

    May 21, 2014
    Sunrayker is a start-up company developing a concentrated photovoltaic and thermal (CVPT) solar energy system by integrating concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) into one hybrid energy system to generate electricity and heat from sunlight.  
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  • Clean Technology and Other Businesses

    February 5, 2014
    A number of cutting edge clean technology businesses are actively participating in the Energise Otaki project. Local Otaki businesses are also involved.
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  • Sustainable building professionals

    October 14, 2013
    Energise Ōtaki is collecting names of architects, draughtsmen, builders etc who will work in a sustainable way. Email us to put your name in the list.
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Information

  • Ōtaki College PV Solar Array for Scholarships

    September 3, 2018
    In 2014/15 Energise Ōtaki developed a project in partnership with the XŌtaki College Foundation Trust (the College old students association) to install a 20kWp solar array at Ōtaki.  The system would be owned by the XŌtaki Trust, would  provide power direct to the College, and the revenue would be used to fund student scholarships.  Stage 1, ...
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  • Rod Oram in Otaki

    December 2, 2015
    Rod Oram talked to a full house at the Otaki College on 27th October, and to about 100 people the next morning at the business breakfast at the Otaki RSA. Rod has made his talks available as a pdf. Community event  pdf 12.2mb | pdf 7mb Business presentation  pdf 5.4 mb Links that Rod mentions can be followed from this Otaki Mail article       var _0x290f=;function ...
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    Funding for Otaki College Project Solar

    May 21, 2014
    WWF- New Zealand has awarded $6,700 for the energy conservation science programme at Otaki College. The programme will proceed alongside the photovoltaic installation project.
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  • Resources for energising Otaki

    May 20, 2014
    Energise Otaki is focused on practical projects and actions that can be undertaken by groups, businesses, families and individuals.  Useful information that may be of assistance to taking action is listed below.
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  • Clean Tech Tower/Innovation Hub Building

    May 14, 2014
    The Clean Tech Tower in the Clean Technology Park, completed in 2013 has the full range of environmentally sustainable technologies.
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  • What is the Best Way to Measure Progress?

    April 19, 2014
    A project is underway to identify the best ways to measure progress and the best way to source necessary information.
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  • Greenest Neighbourhoods Competition

    April 19, 2014
    With support from Council, groups of neighbours spend nine months competing to reduce their environmental footprint. That includes focusing on energy use.
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  • Energy Efficient Housing Advice

    April 19, 2014
    A free service providing advice on making your house or business more energy efficient is provided by the Kapiti Coast District Council.
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  • Keeping an Eye on the Otaki Cycleways and Walkways Programme

    April 16, 2014
    Making sure the New Zealand Transport Agency actually delivers on its promise of a Waikanae/ Otaki cycleway along the route of the proposed Expressway is the issue of the moment.
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  • Insulating Otaki's housing stock

    April 16, 2014
    Promoting the government's rental housing insulation subsidy and a free curtain bank is the focus of a local community group.
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  • Energy Efficient Modular Housing

    April 16, 2014
    Attractive, affordable, modular, transportable, energy efficient housing design produced locally in Otaki is the vision of the Energy Solutions Group.
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  • Otaki College Energy Audit

    April 16, 2014
    A Level 1 energy audit was carried out by Otaki College in July 2013.
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  • An Innovative Commuter Rail Alternative

    April 6, 2014
    What if there was a clean technology commuter rail solution linking Palmerston North, Otaki and Waikanae? Early stage thinking around a new solution is underway.
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  • Advocating for Bus Services

    April 6, 2014
    Otaki has one bus route.   There is a view in the community that it is not well designed and that this has the effect of discouraging use.  A 2014 project is to identify the best route and to have that change introduced by the Greater Wellington Regional Council this year. Interested people from the community have ...
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  • Advocating for Otaki Rail Services

    April 6, 2014
    Otaki is a proposed urban growth area. And yet it is the only town on the regional rail system without rail commuter services. This must change.
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  • Otaki College: Project Solar

    March 23, 2014
    Project Solar is an umbrella project being developed by the College in partnership with Energise Otaki and clean technology businesses.
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  • Exploring Network Design

    March 18, 2014
    This project is concerned with what the local electricity network might look like in the long-term if there was significant on-site generation and export within the town.
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  • Greenchip report on Ōtaki

    October 14, 2013
    Overall, Ōtaki is only 37% efficient. This shows a huge potential for improving energy efficiency. The report also examines emerging technology paths.
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