People powering energy change.

The sun fund that beams money generated by our solar farm into community-initiated energy projects.

Warm Up Ōtaki

Providing insulation, heat pumps, good advice and more
for homes in Ōtaki and beyond.

Ōtaki Bike Space

Reviving donated bikes, then giving them away to reduce
car use, carbon emissions and transport poverty.

Ōtaki Repair Café

Sharing a cuppa and the skills to repair beloved broken items.
Fixing objects, bonding people.

7 Main St

Come and talk with us.
We’re open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm. Or email energise.otaki@gmail.com

Rau Kūmara Solar Farm

Aotearoa New Zealand’s first community-owned solar farm. Powering Ōtaki institutions and generating funding for local energy projects.

Curtain Bank

Working with the Sustainability Trust to bring free curtains to homes in Ōtaki. Keeping the heat in and costs down. 

Energise Ōtaki connects Ōtaki’s power source – its people – to lean, clean energy projects.

Together we reduce energy poverty, waste and climate emissions, and boost renewable energy systems.
We’re energy efficient, resources resilient and ‘bright futures’ focused. 

We welcome new project ideas and partners, and would love to introduce you to what’s energising us now.

What are you looking for?

Whakahiko Ōtaki-Energise Ōtaki Fund ($20,000 to share across ‘energising’ projects; deadline October 21st, 2022)

Warm Up Ōtaki

Ōtaki Curtain Bank

Ōtaki Bike Space

Ōtaki Repair Café

Rau Kūmara Solar farm 

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