It's not often in advertising you get to come eye to eye with the outcome of your work in the way we did today. Rongomai School in Otara hosted us, along with Energy Minister Simon Bridges and representatives from Vector, the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust and Tesla Energy to turn on New Zealand's first Powerwall Battery.
The school won the unit through our Future of Energy campaign and theirs is the first of 130 (30 schools and 100 households and community groups) that Vector is installing around Auckland.
While it was great to see the unit light up and store energy from the school's solar panel array (also courtesy of Vector) the real future of energy we saw today was in the kids: excited, happy, welcoming and overall awesome. We do some late nights and long weekends in this business. Today made it all worthwhile.