Vector Powersmart delivers New Zealand’s largest Solar Array

Congrats to the Vector Powersmart teams on completing New Zealand’s largest solar project - the build of a 1MW floating solar installation on top of Watercare’s Rosedale wastewater treatment pond.

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Government announces $28m fund for solar and batteries

The Government has today announced a trial installation of renewable technology, such as solar panels and batteries, on public and Māori housing with a $28 million fund that will run over four years.

SEANZ has been advocating for such an initiative for some time and are in continuing discussion with MBIE and EECA over the roll-out of the fund.

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Emirates Team New Zealand Flexible Rooftop Solar

Nice work by SEANZ members Revolve Energy and Reid Technology with this first of its kind solar installation in New Zealand for Genesis Energy and Emirates Team New Zealand. 

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What the TPM decision means for solar and battery suppliers, installers, and users

The Electricity Authority released Guidelines on 10 June 2020 setting out requirements for Transpower to develop a new transmission pricing methodology (TPM).

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Solar could hold advantage in post-pandemic global energy sector

The International Energy Agency has acknowledged dramatic falls in energy investment caused by the Covid-19 crisis but said renewables, including PV, offered an attractive proposition to investors as the dust settled, given their enticing economics and short turnaround times.

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Westpac Interest-free loans include Solar PV

Westpac NZ says the launch of a new interest-free loan will help customers make their homes warmer and healthier, while also creating work for tradespeople affected by the COVID-19 downturn.

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Good News - Transpower’s latest decarbonisation report

New Zealand's electricity supply is already over 80% renewable and we’re well placed to keep that number climbing.

Transpower’s latest decarbonisation report Whakamana i Te Mauri Hiko – Empowering our Energy Future shows there is a clear path to it being around 95% renewable by 2035, with options to then moving to 100%.

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Waikato sun and solar panels will power manufacturing plant

A Waikato manufacturing plant will soon be able to operate solely on the power of the sun during the summer months.

When completed, the solar energy system to be installed on the roof of the Laminex New Zealand facility in Hamilton will be one of the largest of its kind in the country.

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Kiwi Company To Turn On The Power For Remote Tongan Islands

Congrats to SEANZ Member Infratec and sister-company NETcon who have won a joint bid to deliver solar-powered electricity networks for remote outer islands in Tonga.

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Covid-19 Impacts

With the country moving up to COVID-19 Alert Level 4, the impacts on our industry and members are serious. 

Last week SEANZ circulated our Response Plan. Members can access it in the Members section of our website. 

 

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