Applications to the Support for Energy Education in Communities (SEEC) Programme are now open

The Minister of Energy and Resources has announced applications to the Support for Energy Education in Communities (SEEC) Programme are now open.

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Public Consultation - EV Chargers for Residential Applications

Please be advised that Standards NZ have issued the above draft document for public consultation.

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Govt Announcement of social housing trials

The Minister of Energy and Resources Hon. Megan Wood has just announced the social housing trial fund, implementing PV, storage and seeking innovative use of digitalisation to make better use of generated energy and all excess generation, now open for expressions of interest and proposals for projects. Please see the Beehive website here for the announcement details.

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Virtual Power Plants And The Future Ubiquity Of Energy Creation

“Virtual power plants are a network of grid-connected assets that you could control to provide support to the grid,”

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Sonnen to pay Australian households with batteries to help stabilise the grid

Households in New Zealand will be hoping an initiative in Australia may become a reality here as grid-operators begin to understand the value distributed generation and storage can have in stabilising the grid and reducing peak demands. A limited trial is underway in New Zealand to understand this value at a commercial scale but the regulatory regime in Australia has progressed faster and is more open to the establishment of virtual power plants, aggregating smaller home batteries and distributed energy resources such as solar PV together to effectively act at grid-scale.

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The next generation of solar panels

Solar energy is poised for what could be its biggest transformation in over half a century.

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Worlds biggest PV farm being built in NT, Australia

The iconic Newcastle Waters Station in the Northern Territory — once owned by Kerry Packer — has been revealed as the proposed location for the world's largest solar farm.

Sun Cable has told ABC Rural that it requires 12,000 hectares of the station to build a 10-gigawatt solar farm that would supply energy to Singapore via a 4,500-kilometre undersea cable.

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Transpower Report highlights value of solar + storage

The latest report from Transpower highlights our homes and business will play an active role in the operation of the power system of the future by ensuring we extract the full value from the resources we use to generate electricity.

 

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Solar is the ‘new king’ says global power report

Solar has been declared "the new king" in the annual energy outlook report by the International Energy Agency. 

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Planning advances for New Zealand's largest solar farm

Hawke’s Bay Airport is advancing plans for a commercial solar farm on-Airport capable of producing up to 10 megawatts of electricity.

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