Electrical engineer Ethan Simpson, co-founder of Auckland DIY solar start-up GridFree, discusses New Zealand's growing solar market, where the alternative energy market is headed and taking a bet on importing product.

What does your business do?

Simpson:

The main focus of GridFree is off-grid solar - not just the same kind of solar that residential houses have where panels on the roof feed back power into the grid, we include batteries so people can live completely self-contained.

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We sell small solar kits and support people so they can set it up themselves, there are a small parts that require an

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