SEANZ 2019 - Call for Abstracts

SEANZ 2019 logo features the words SEANZ 2108 - Tomorrow's Energy Today and has a lightbulb-like line design for the logo.

SEANZ 2019 | Tomorrow’s Energy Today is New Zealand's leading Sustainable Energy Conference, bringing together key players from across sectors and around the world who can lead the drive toward a resilient and 100% renewable energy system for New Zealand. This is a must-attend event for SEANZ members and an opportunity for you and your business to shine on a national platform. 

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100% Renewable Energy- Can it be achieved?

This is a guest post by Energy analyst Molly Melhuish.

100% Renewable Energy -It’s a great aspirational goal for New Zealand. Can it be achieved?

The Interim Climate Change committee has concluded that the Government’s goal of 100% renewable electricity is too costly. Their model indicates that power prices would be driven up by 39%.

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Marsden Point Oil Refinery explores large-scale solar farm

Refining NZ, the owner and operator of the Marsden Point refinery is exploring the viability of a 26 MW solar farm to be potentially developed adjacent to the refinery to supply it with renewable electricity.

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How electric vehicles can help to slash rooftop solar payback

Combining rooftop PV with battery storage and an electric vehicle can more than halve the payback period for a home solar system, and fast-charge the transition to renewables, a new report has found. This could open doors to new opportunities and financing models for a comprehensive home electric set up here in New Zealand.

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Todd Generation takes stake in Sunergise NZ

Sunergise today announced that Todd Generation has taken a stake in Sunergise NZ to further increase the implementation of solar energy in New Zealand.

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All about the New Zealand Solar Schools Programme

Reprinted with permission of SEANZ member Power Technology

Every school could have a solar array on the roof. Schools are a long term investment in our communities, and solar on the roof of a school enhances this long term investment with impressive guarantees. A solar array produces energy during daylight hours, which is when electricity is needed most in schools. During daylights hours students are in school, which means that electricity is used to assist in educational activities. Long term, a solar array will definitely save a school money on their power expenditure. If a school is not financially able to purchase a large solar array in first instance, they can easily start small and add more solar panels over time. There is a solar solution available for every and any school in New Zealand.

An arial photo of Otonga School showing several buildings with solar panels on the roof.(See above, Otonga School with arrays on several roof areas - Genesis Energy School-gen/Power Technology)

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Canterbury’s Largest Solar Energy System Opens in Kaiapoi

Businesses around the country are rushing to generate their own electricity

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Solar and batteries worth $500m to New Zealand

SEANZ is eagerly awaiting a report from the Electricity Authority (EA) on how they intend to create a pathway for equal access to electricity networks by Distributed Energy Resources (DER). Examples of DER include Solar PV, battery storage, demand response, and also EV charging/discharging from the grid.

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Energy and Resources 2019 Work Programme

The government's energy and resources work programme has a strong emphasis on electrifying the economy and supporting emerging technologies- policies that SEANZ have long lobbied for. 

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SEANZ Media Release - 30Apr19

Press Release For Immediate Use

 

SEANZ clarifies process over EECA Solar Calculator

 

Government agency requested SEANZ expert analysis

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