Solar Farm

New Zealand’s first community solar farm, this 106.8kWp system is installed at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Revenue goes into our Community Investment Fund to go to other sustainable energy projects.

7 Main St

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Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am to 2pm.

Curtain Bank

Working with the Sustainability Trust to bring free curtains to homes in Ōtaki that need them

Ōtaki Bike Space

Donated bikes are given a new lease of life by our fantasic volunteers. The refurbished bikes are gifted back into the community to reduce car use, carbon emissions and transport poverty.

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is about the goal of the town becoming a net producer of clean energy, and of finding ways to give people, businesses and community groups the tools to harvest the environmental, social and economic benefits of a different energy future.

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Latest news

  • Public Meeting – 14th Oct 2020
    Sophie Handford, KCDC Councillor, NZ’s youngest elected Councillor and previous national coordinator of the School Strikes 4 Climate will be our guest speaker.
  • August 2020 Newsletter
    Read our August 2020 Newsletter! It has updates on upcoming events, new staff profiles and solar farm updates. Remember – you can sign up to our newsletters on the left!
  • Welcome to our new staff
    Energise Ōtaki is excited to announce that as of July 2020, three new staff members have started with us. We are excited to have them on board and grow our projects with their help.