Energy organisations, energy businesses and information.

Energy organisations

  • Insulation and curtains for your home

    Insulation and curtains for your home

    May 30, 2019
    Own a community Services card? Then free lined Curtains and / or insulation are available for cold homes.
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  • Ōtaki Energy Co-operative

    Ōtaki Energy Co-operative

    June 10, 2015
    The Ōtaki 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 Ōtaki 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

    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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  • Organisations

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

  • Nufuels Ltd:  Used Tyres, Plastics and Recovered Energy

    Nufuels Ltd: Used Tyres, Plastics and Recovered Energy

    Nufuels Ltd. is an Ōtaki based renewable energy start-up company.
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  • Solar Zone

    Solar Zone

    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 Technologies

    Astara Technologies

    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


    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

    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

    Sustainable building professionals

    Energise Ōtaki works with architects, draughtsmen, builders, engineers, and others who work in a sustainable way. Email us at info(at) to get in contact.
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  • Insulation and curtains for your home

    Insulation and curtains for your home

    Own a community Services card? Then free lined Curtains and / or insulation are available for cold homes.
    Read more
  • Energise Ōtaki Community Meeting: Wednesday June 12th, 2019 5pm

    Energise Ōtaki Community Meeting: Wednesday June 12th, 2019 5pm

    Our next Meeting is Wednesday 12th June at 5pm at LOCO owners' Strawbale home. It will be a wonderful chance to experience strawbale living.
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  • Rod Oram in Ōtaki

    Rod Oram talked to a full house at the Ōtaki College on 27th October, 2015 and to about 100 people the next morning at the business breakfast at the Ōtaki 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 Ōtaki Mail article       var ...
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  • Funding for Ōtaki College Project Solar

    Funding for Ōtaki College Project Solar

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

    Resources for Energising Ōtaki

    Energise Ōtaki 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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  • What is the Best Way to Measure Progress?

    What is the Best Way to Measure Progress?

    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

    Greenest Neighbourhoods Competition

    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

    Energy Efficient Housing Advice

    A free service providing advice on making your house or business more energy efficient is provided by the Kāpiti Coast District Council.
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  • Ōtaki College Energy Audit

    Ōtaki College Energy Audit

    A Level 1 energy audit was carried out by Ōtaki College in July 2013.
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  • An Innovative Commuter Rail Alternative

    An Innovative Commuter Rail Alternative

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

    Advocating for Bus Services

    Ōtaki 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 Ōtaki Rail Services

    Advocating for Ōtaki Rail Services

    Ōtaki 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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  • Ōtaki College: Project Solar

    Ōtaki College: Project Solar

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

    Exploring Network Design

    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

    Greenchip report on Ōtaki

    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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