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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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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