Energy Industry Survey puts grid-scale solar plus batteries first

Energy News and GE Digital recently released the results of the 2021 New Zealand Electricity Survey. Respondents included consultants, distributors and

Key points of note:

  • grid-scale solar plus batteries should be prioritised for development over the next 10 to 20 years to best complement the existing generation mix - it delivers the best system-wide benefits, with global technology costs set to fall materially during the next 10 years
  • The prediction for reaching 500 MW of installed solar has moved forward from 2030 last year to respondents now thinking this will occur by 2024
  • The adoption of grid and home batteries was put forward as the primary technology to help decarbonise and improve energy security. However, the affordability of batteries is delaying mass deployment

Download the full report here