Our Fleet is Electrifying!

Waipa Networks has purchased its first ever fully electric vehicle in the form of an electric van. The Nissan ENV200 has a range of around 120km and will be making its way into our maintenance fleet. Over time we will be changing more of our fleet to electric vehicles so expect to see more of…

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Superconductors to replace batteries?

Semiconductors that are as thin as an atom are no longer the stuff of science fiction. A new two-dimensional material could revolutionize electronics, say researchers. A two-dimensional material developed by Bayreuth physicist Prof. Dr. Axel Enders together with international partners could revolutionize electronics. Semiconductors that are as thin as an atom are no longer the…

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Tesla arrives in New Zealand

Electric carmaker Tesla is taking orders from New Zealand customers now, with plans to open stores to support the vehicles sold here. You can currently order the Model S and Model X vehicles in New Zealand from their website with the first vehicles expected to arrive in late May 2017. Auckland will get the company’s…

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Printable solar cells just got a little closer

A U of T Engineering innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper. Dr. Hairen Tan and his team have cleared a critical manufacturing hurdle in the development of a relatively new class of solar devices called perovskite solar cells. This alternative solar technology could lead to low-cost, printable…

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