Used Nissan Leaf buyer’s guide

3 blue Nissan Leaf cars in carpark

After watching fair go the other night, we realized that buying used EV’s and understanding the state of battery health is a must for purchasing a used EV. The Nissan LEAF is the entry-level, starter electric car for most New Zealanders. There are several used models available in car dealerships and online. The reason being […]

Can solar panels be recycled?

solar panels nz

Solar panels have seen tremendous growth in recent years. Commercially, businesses and enterprises the world over are turning to solar to augment their existing power needs or move to a self-sustaining source of power. Privately, homeowners are investing in solar as a way to lower their personal carbon footprint and gain independence from unpredictable energy […]

6 Must have reusable items for your home

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A good way of cutting down waste is by replacing single-use disposable items with reusable items that have a longer lifespan. Here are six key items we recommend for your home. Reusable beverage containers If you don’t have your own reusable water bottle and coffee cup already, make this a priority. Plastic bottles and single […]

History of Electric Vehicles

white EV with car charger

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more and more popular with each passing year. While the popularity of EVs may make them seem like they are a recent innovation, EVs have a long and interesting history and even pre-date internal combustion engines (ICEs). The first “horseless carriages” were built in the late 18th century and early […]

Why nuclear energy isn’t an option

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New Zealand is one of the few developed countries in the world that does not have any nuclear reactors whatsoever. We do not have nuclear weapons, we do not have nuclear power and we do not even have research reactors, relying on Australia to provide medical isotopes. There are several pros and cons associated with […]

5 reasons to consider solar power

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The sun is a reliable, renewable source of energy that has existed for billions of years and will continue to exist for billions more. As technology has improved and the need for alternative energy sources has increased, solar is becoming a more viable and sought-after solution globally for home-grown power. Here are five reasons to […]

Top 5 appliances that use the most electricity

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We’d all like to lower our electricity bills, both to save money and to save the environmental cost associated with electricity generation. But where to start? Besides system-wide energy users, like heating and cooling appliances and lights, there are some household appliances that use more energy than others. Here are five key appliances that use […]

Advances in EV battery technology

Car screen showing battery health of EV

Electric vehicles (EVs) become more and more viable with each passing year. This is largely due to one thing: innovations in battery technology. Here, we review the history of EV technology and discuss future innovations. If you’re interested we also have asupber YouTube interview with one of the globes leading battery engineers here.  https://youtu.be/MQsIMfqRDg4 History […]