Whakahiko Ōtaki application for funding

Download the form to apply for funding. Download formEmail, post, or deliver your application at our office.Applications close 1 October 2021. Apart from your details, the form asks: About your project proposal.Which fund principle or principles does your project...
Finalist for 2021 NZ Energy Excellence Awards

Finalist for 2021 NZ Energy Excellence Awards

Excited to announce that we are a finalist for the 2021 Energy Excellence Awards in their Community Initiative of the Year sector! It’s wonderful to be recognised for our work setting up New Zealand’s first community owned solar farm.

Solar Farm officially opened

Solar Farm officially opened

Energise Ōtaki’s Solar Farm was officially opened by Climate Change Minister James Shaw and Finance Minister Grant Robertson on 30 September 2020.

Solar Farm and Community Investment Fund

Solar Farm and Community Investment Fund

Energise Ōtaki has, with a generous funding of $407,000 from the Wellington Community Trust, set up two solar systems to generate power to go straight to users within the community.

Beach FM Interview with Lloyd Chapman, Energise Ōtaki Secretary

Solar Farms for Ōtaki

Two community solar farms will generate over 160 kWp of electricity when the sun is shining. One will be at the waste water treatment plant, the other at Ōtaki College.
Income from the farms will be used to fund community energy projects in Ōtaki.