Last updated: 01:43pm, 24th Mar 2020
As an essential service, Northpower’s priority is to keep the power and fibre broadband running for our customers, ensuring the ongoing reliability of our networks and the safety of our staff and community during this Level 4 response. Find out more about what to expect during this time and how to contact us.
Before Christmas we replaced the off-grid power system at the Ranger’s house on Matakohe Limestone Island with a modern solar and battery solution, in order to support their ongoing conservation activities on the island.
We are keen to use the new system to learn more about how off-grid solutions can support customers – so we headed back to the island last week. We were pleased to find the system working well, with the combination of the solar panels and battery delivering enough power for the ranger’s day to day living.
The Ranger is delighted with the new system – particularly as he has not had to use his back up diesel generator since the installation.
We have some early data from the system and will share more with you when we have some generation and usage trends and learnings.