Genesis Energy choses Power Technology to install solar in 61 schools around New Zealand

Genesis Energy choses Power Technology

Power Technology has been assigned by Genesis Energy as part of Schoolgen program to install solar in 61 schools around New Zealand.

Schoolgen was developed by Genesis Energy to bring solar energy and energy efficiency to life for children across New Zealand. Genesis believes that young people are future leaders and decision makers, and it’s important to acquaint them with the role of renewable energy.

Since Schoolgen began in 2006 Genesis Energy created a comprehensive program that includes free, New Zealand curriculum-linked, teaching resources that any Primary, Intermediate or Secondary school in New Zealand can use to explore electricity generation, energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change, a particular focus on solar energy and photovoltaic (PV) systems and a dedicated program website on which the real-time generation data from the solar panels at these schools is displayed for anyone to see.

The power generated by the solar installed in schools will help to reduce the amount of power that a school needs to use from the national grid.

Photovoltaic technology was chosen for Schoolgen as PV panels are virtually maintenance free, unobtrusive, work silently and produce no pollution.

Power Technology has been working in the solar sector for 15 years, with almost 2MW of panels supplied to residential, industrial and OEM partners.

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