Waikato, New Zealand
Located near Waerenga in Waikato, this project is set to displace 130 million kilograms of CO2 emissions from fossil fuel generation. The project's timeline aligns with the aspirations of the New Zealand government to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2030.
The choice of location for the project was strategic, given its proximity to the existing high-voltage transmission infrastructure serving the upper North Island.
Our solar farm will employ a tracking system for its panels, ensuring they rotate to follow the movement of the sun throughout the day, maximising energy generation.
The project will include designated areas for planting native species, enhancing existing wetlands, habitats, and waterways. To minimise visual impact, screening planting will be strategically placed around the site.
Agricultural activities will continue on the site, with sheep grazing among the panels.
This solar farm is currently progressing through the Fast- track consenting process in New Zealand.