Otaki aims to go off-grid
People of Otaki have come together in support of a big vision for their small township: to create a community which can supply all its own energy needs and becomes a net exporter of renewable energy. Pupils from Otaki college are already benefiting from the Energise Otaki initiative, with local technology businesses working with the school on clean energy projects. Year 9 & 10 science students have used solar panels to learn about energy consumption and conservation. The lessons extend beyond the classroom too, as for the past several years the college vehicles have run on emulsified biodiesel.