More affordable, cleaner power is now in Tauranga!
14th March 2018
We are excited to announce that we are expanding our service to Tauranga starting today!
P2Power (peer-to-peer power) enables you to buy and sell excess solar power within your local communities.
We essentially make cleaner, solar energy a viable and affordable option for those who do not currently have solar panels or can’t afford the expense of such installation.
Those with solar panels are able to feed excess power back to the grid and we will manage this exchange, offering one of the highest buyback rates in the market and providing this power to others at a money-saving price.
With real half hour smart meter data, we match up solar generation and people’s electricity use - so solar sharers know they are genuinely using locally produced green power and exporters can be confident that their power is helping people adapt to use solar energy.
Joining is very simple. Exporters and sharers can simply sign up to benefit, and P2 does the matching - there is no need to sign up friends and family, though we love it when you invite them too!
We are ecstatic to begin introducing this approach to energy sharing to the rest of the country. We hope that one day all Kiwis will have the choice to take advantage of community-generated solar power.
In the summer months, P2 has guaranteed at least 7% of your power would come from local solar in Auckland. At the peak of summer, our customers were averaging around more than double that.
Our core mission is to provide transparency in the energy market and enable communities to work together for mutually beneficial deals. We believe you shouldn't just mindlessly pay your power bills without knowing where it’s coming from. With P2, you know exactly how much of your energy is genuinely being produced locally. You can prioritise renewables, have a meaningful impact in addressing climate change and save money at the same time.
Solarshare is just one way to help. We are currently developing new options to help people to use cleaner, cheaper and community-oriented electricity, and will also be bringing these to Tauranga in the coming months.
P2 Power will be launching in other regions over the coming months. Follow us on Facebook for more details!