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Dunamis Project pilots community energy investment

posted Sep 26, 2012, 1:07 AM by ema-1 ema-1
"Naenae Primary School will pilot the project which involves the local community lending money to the school to invest in wind and solar power systems to reduce the school’s power costs. In turn the school will be able to pay the community back with savings from their lower energy usage and in time use these savings to invest in other projects. Competition organiser Geoff Stuart says Mike’s idea stood out from the rest for its focus on long term sustainability and community. "It’s not only schools that will benefit from this initiative but the wider community as the technology being explored will allow people to access interesting data on energy usage. It’s a project that will also encourage our young people to think more about the energy they use and hopefully that is a lesson that will last a lifetime," he says"


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