A number of large-scale solar sites becoming operational in 2023

According to MSQ "a wave of solar generation is expected over the next few years, with a dramatic rise in large-scale sites seeking resource consent throughout 2022. Many developers plan to break ground in the coming months and be operational in 2023. In the past 12 months, at least eight companies released plans for large-scale solar sites -many of them existing dairy farms."

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South Pacific’s largest solar power plant opens in Tonga

Congratulations to SEANZ member Sunergise for this major achievement!

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Harmony Energy to build Waikato's largest solar farm

Harmony Energy builds, owns and operates solar, wind and battery energy storage assets to assist in the creation of renewable energy systems.

It has successfully developed renewable projects across multiple technologies throughout the United Kingdom and has the go ahead to build the Waikato's largest solar farm in 2024. The solar farm at 147 MW will be the largest in the country when completed.

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Māori Housing Renewable Energy Fund leverages new energy technologies

SEANZ group members and the innovative new energy technologies they provide will be behind many of the 16 new projects announced by Energy and Resources and Housing Minister Megan Woods and Associate Minister of Housing (Māori Housing) Peeni Henare today.

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SEANZ Energy Strategy and Policy Think Big Build Small

NEWS FROM SEANZ, by Brendan Winitana Chairman SEANZ

SEANZ Energy Strategy and Policy Think Big Build Small

Detailing the proposition of solar PV and BESS, and its value to the upcoming Aotearoa New Zealand Energy Strategy 2024, the SEANZ Energy Strategy identifies and spells out the impacts and significant contribution across the national infrastructure chain of energy generation, transmission, distribution and demand/consumption.

This unique proposition enables greater accessibility and energy affordability by reducing and deferring the investments in transmission and distribution bottle necks – a cost of 42 cents in every dollar every consumer spends on power from the national grid!! How? 

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SEANZ Fronius New Zealand Sustainable Energy Industry Awards 2022

SEANZ was delighted to announce this year’s Fronius Energy Award winners at the organisation’s Tomorrow's Energy Today conference on the 26th of August in association with Taspac Energy. 

The 2022 awards recognise and celebrate the innovative projects and technologies in the sustainable energy space. 

SEANZ Chairman Brendan Winitana says “every year the SEANZ awards attracts a multitude of submissions, what challenges SEANZ is selecting category winners. The categories are designed to enable greater representation across the industry with distributed energy resources and in 2022 the range in each category is astounding in terms of quality and outcomes. What it does prove is the ongoing commitment of those in the SEANZ group to lift the game, provide innovative solutions to challenges and maintain a benchmark standard set several years back by previous winners.”

The award winners were announced at the industry dinner that took place at the SEANZ annual conference, which brought together the key players across sectors who can lead the drive toward a resilient and 100% renewable energy system.
This year’s event, the biggest and best yet, featured a two day programme encompassing retail level experience and new programmes for solar and consumers, an intro to the Flex Forum, innovative case studies and a look into funding options using collaboration as a solution to drive innovation for end commercial and industrial markets.

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SEANZ Conference 2022 - you are invited!

SEANZ 2022 | Innovation wants you!

We are super excited about Conference this year and we need you to join us in the action! SEANZ Conference, in association with Taspac Energy and supported by 16 other industry partners and sponsors is being held at Grand Millennium in Auckland Central, on 25th and 26th August. Check out the full programme here, covering all the great stuff happening in the industry as market growth continues.

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Transpower tracks NZ energy futures progress

Transpower's recently released ‘Whakamana i Te Mauri Hiko Monitoring Report’ indicates how New Zealand is tracking our energy futures.

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A world-first solar sharing pilot launched on Hawke’s Bay farm

A Hawke’s Bay farm is taking part in a world-first pilot which allows customers to contract with more than one electricity supplier at a single location.

The pilot of an innovation called multiple trading relationships (MTR), has been enabled by New Zealand’s future energy centre, Ara Ake.

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Electricity demand from green sources increases globally

Wind and solar generated 10 percent of global electricity for the first time in 2021, a new analysis shows.

Matt McGrath, Environment correspondent for the BBC

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