Westpac NZ’s collaboration with solarcity to make solar power more affordable and accessible to New Zealand homeowners has been celebrated, winning The Business Institutional Banking Innovation Award at the INFINZ awards last week.
“We’re thrilled Westpac NZ has been recognised for its innovation in developing the first Solar Energy Services Facility in New Zealand,” says solarcity CEO Andrew Booth.
“As a result, hundreds of homeowners have been able to go solar through our smart solarZero and solarZero+ energy services which eliminate the capital costs of the solar equipment and batteries, and can help them beat the rising price of power.
“Rather than buying a solar system and battery, which can cost around $23,500 for an average home, we offer Kiwi families an affordable way to buy clean solar energy, generated on their roof by solar panels that we own and manage.
“They simply pay a low, fixed monthly fee for our solarZero energy services that provide inflation-free solar energy and improved home energy efficiency for 20 years.”