Otaki Energy Cooperative Ltd (trading as coastalenergy.nz). The Cooperative was formed in 2014 and has been providing:
- Solar systems
- Battery storage
- Efficient heaters, plus other products, to Commercial, Educational and domestic consumer end users.
To date we have installed 28 MW of installed peak capacity, which has generated 66 MW overall.
Over the time we have been working with Solar, it has become very obvious there can be considerable advantage in using solar generation to reduce the power used on any site.
Solar is now the cheapest form of electric power generation. In simple terms, any solar generation, on any site, will reduce the grid supplied power and reduce a typical power account invoice. Any Solar Generation that is in excess of what can be used on a site, will effectively be “lost” to the Grid. In this respect the solar capacity is best matched with the power use for a particular site.