• Energy Transitions: Lighting in Vanuatu 

    Walton, Sara; Doering, Adam; Gabriel, Cle-Anne; Ford, Rebecca
    Lighting Vanuatu began in 2010 as a two-year project funded through The Australian Aid - Governance for Growth Programme. The primary objective of the project was to increase access of portable solar lanterns for rural ...
  • Keen on EVs: Kiwi perspectives on electric vehicles, and opportunities to stimulate uptake 

    Ford, Rebecca; Stephenson, Janet; Scott, Michelle; Williams, John; Rees, David; Wooliscroft, Ben
    Understanding the potential growth of EVs in the New Zealand market is of great interest to a wide range of stakeholders. Aside from the direct impact on the new and used car markets, it could also reduce NZ’s dependence ...
  • Photovoltaic (PV) Uptake in NZ: The story so far 

    Ford, Rebecca; Stephenson, Janet; Scott, Michelle; Williams, John; Wooliscroft, Ben; King, Geoff; Miller, Allan
    New Zealand’s electricity infrastructure was designed to support the flow of energy from large centralised power stations toward end users, including households and businesses. However, a shift to a more distributed supply ...
  • Prosumer collectives: a review 

    Ford, Rebecca; Whitaker, Juliet; Stephenson, Janet
    The widespread growth globally of micro-generation (particularly PV) means that consumers are interacting with electricity systems in new ways, becoming ‘energy prosumers’ – both producing and consuming energy. We define ...
  • PV in Blueskin: Drivers, barriers and enablers of uptake of household photovoltaic systems in the Blueskin communities, Otago, New Zealand 

    King, Geoff; Stephenson, Janet; Ford, Rebecca
    • Householders in the Blueskin area near Dunedin show a strong interest in installing PV. To explore the reasons for this interest, eighteen interviews were undertaken in late 2013 with people who had either installed PV ...
  • Smart Grid Edge Technologies Case Studies of Early Adopters 

    Ford, Rebecca
    The future management of New Zealand’s electricity grid will be impacted by changes in the way that consumers interact with electricity. These include uptake of micro-generation, electric vehicles, storage, and energy ...
  • Smart Homes: What New Zealanders think, have, and want. 

    Ford, Rebecca; Peniamina, Rana
    Smart home technologies (such as smart thermostats, smart appliances, smart plugs, and smart lights) can communicate within the home enabling improved, remote and autonomous control over appliances, leading to greater ...