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Renewable energy

Renewable energy is defined as energy that is self restoring like solar, wind, and geothermal. Using renewable energy reduces the amount of greenhouse gases we emit. We are lucky to have excellent renewable energy resources in New Zealand.

Our renewable energy programme

EECA supports and promotes the uptake of renewable energy in New Zealand. We provide assistance and support aimed at removing any barriers to the uptake of renewable energy. Our work includes:

Working with and supporting renewable energy industries.

Providing independent and impartial quality information

EECA provides information to address any barriers that could slow the uptake of renewable energy in New Zealand. Examples of this service include the following.

Undertaking research in attitudes to renewable energy

Providing financial assistance

This helps address any capital cost barriers to the uptake of renewable energy in New Zealand. Examples include the following.

Working with and supporting renewable energy industries in New Zealand

Renewable energy industries include:

EECA works with these industries by:

  • providing seed funding to establish industry associations
  • supporting and encouraging the development of quality standards for installation, product durability, and system design
  • assisting with the development of accreditation schemes for installers, to support improved consumer choice.

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