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Australian tech company carbonTRACK partners with New Zealand’s largest PV solar company, solarcity



The intelligent smart home has arrived in New Zealand

solarcity New Zealand is utilising the patented carbonTRACK Internet of Things (IoT) platform in their solarZero offering across New Zealand. In collaboration with Vodafone New Zealand, the initiative will help accelerate the adoption of clean solar energy and improve energy efficiency across the country.

carbonTRACK's energy management system not only monitors electricity usage and generation, it also allows consumers to switch appliances or systems remotely, from anywhere in the world via a desktop computer or mobile device.

“The partnership is good news for energy consumers across New Zealand. Consumers across the globe are fed up with increasing energy prices and want to take back control. They want to understand their energy consumption and cut their energy bills,” says Spiros Livadaras, Co-founder and Managing Director of carbonTRACK.

carbonTRACK has seen major growth in the Australian and African markets over the past five years, and is committed to playing a proactive role in empowering energy users with visibility and control over their electricity usage. It is now leading the charge to give more people access to affordable IoT automation and energy management solutions. carbonTRACK received the Silver Award for Energy Efficiency in the 2017 Eco Logic Awards. This acknowledged the company’s contribution to combating climate change by improving energy efficiency internationally.

“carbonTRACK has worked closely with solar companies for several years to build intelligent technologies that benefit solar home owners and improve energy savings. We are incredibly excited to share these amazing technologies with our friends across the ditch,” says Andrew Foskett, General Manager of carbonTRACK.

Andrew Booth, CEO solarcity, says "The intelligent smart home has arrived, giving Kiwis the ability to buy cheaper, cleaner power locally from their own roof and power their homes the way they choose from their smart phones. We are looking forward to assisting New Zealanders in minimising their electricity bills, while moving towards a more sustainable energy approach.”

About solarcity

solarcity was founded in 1974 and is one of the five fastest growing green companies in New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand government's Focus 500 Group of Companies that make a significant contribution to the New Zealand economy. 

solarcity has a unique business model. The company installs and manages the solar panels on home owners’ roofs all at its own cost. This means that the homeowner doesn’t pay any capital costs. solarcity manages the system for 20 years, including repairs and any necessary upgrades in order to deliver guaranteed solar production from the solar system.

solarcity has been named a finalist in the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards for its solarZero energy service.