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Reid Technology

We are specialists in the design and supply of alternative energy, including solar power, wind and micro hydropower systems.

We have more than 25 years experience in all forms of sustainable energy, with a particular focus on solar power.

We are proud to have won the following SEANZ awards-

2007 Largest Solar System - Auckland International Airport

2008 SEANZ Award for Commitment to the Industry - David Reid

2009 Largest Solar System - College of the Marshall Islands

2010 Best Solar System - Vector / Hubbards Foods

2011 Best PV Implementation - University of Waikato

2012 Largest Solar PV Implementation Off-Shore - Maama Mai Solar Farm, Tonga

2013 Best PV Implementation - Cook Islands Power Station and Ministry of Education

2014 Best Solar System - Faleata Sports Complex, Apia, Samoa

2015 Best Solar PV Implementation & Largest Solar PV Implementation Outside NZ - Racecourse Solar Farm, Apia, Samoa

2015 Most Innovative Implementation - Fulton Hogan Laboratory, Auckland

2016 Best Solar PV & Battery Grid Connected Implementation - Tonga Police, Tonga

2017 Best Solar PV & Storage Off-Grid Implementation - Port Vila, Vanuatu

2018 Best Solar PV Grid Connected Implementation - Genesis Energy, Kenehi on Bryce, Hamilton

2019 Runner Up Best Solar PV Grid Connected Implementation - Mainfreight Westney Road, Auckland  

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Areas Serviced:

Northland Auckland Waikato Bay of Plenty Gisborne Region Hawke's Bay Taranaki Manawatu-Wanganui Wellington Tasman Nelson Marlborough West Coast Canterbury Otago Southland

Services Offered:

Solar PV Battery Storage Home Energy Management Systems Mini Micro Hydro Small Wind Turbines

Reid Technology for the Mainfreight Auckland Solar Project

At 422.4 kWp this system is the largest solar power system in New Zealand currently.

Mainfreight is NZ's 16th largest company by market capitalisation and it is really exciting that they have committed to this large solar project.

The Westney Road system uses 1408 x Trina 300W DEG glass on glass monocrystalline modules. These are very efficient 60 cell modules - with module efficiency of 18.2%. One of the key drivers for Mainfreight choosing frameless modules was this longer, higher % performance warranty.

This system was the first in NZ to use SMA's new CORE1 inverter. This freestanding inverter is designed to be installed on rooftops - just like Westney Road - and has a built in DC isolator and six MPPT trackers.

Runner-up: Best Grid-Connected Renewable System (SEANZ Awards 2019)



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Fulton Hogan Laboratory Case Study

Fulton Hogan Labs Power RoomThis project won the 2015 SEANZ award for Most Innovative Implementation and a Renewables Innovation Award in 2015 from the Sustainable Business Network.

Fulton Hogan's laboratory was experiencing power outages. Fulton Hogan monitored the Lab to understand loads and priced installing a new supply cable from the network. Instead, they got Reid Technology to install solar + battery storage to address the problem.

System size: 25.89kWp
Location: Ellerslie
Operating since: July 2015
Client: Fulton Hogan
Sector: Construction

Key performance points:
Forecast to produce 34,023 kWh pa (or 30% of daily power used in Lab on a sunny day in June)
Battery system will cut in when loads peak in excess of 40kWp
System lifetime – solar in excess of 40 years; battery in excess of 20 years

Fulton Hogan Labs PV System

Reid Technology - Apia Racecourse Solar Farm

reid_apia.jpgWe were awarded the contract to build the 2.2MWp Solar Farm at the Apia Racecourse in Samoa. The Racecourse Solar Farm was opened during the Small Island Developing States conference in Samoa by the Samoan Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sai'ilele Malielegaoi and the then- NZ Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully.