Farmers in the pound seats as building keeps pace with carbon targets.
‘Out of zone’ trees falling onto lines were the single largest cause of outages.
The farm would support the continued grazing of sheep under and around the solar panels.
Otago Regional Council installs remote solar-powered gauge as it extends flood warning system.
Modelling of lower density installation shows almost a trebling of profits.
National disparities in prices ‘concerning’, says Commerce Commission.
Energy firm signs for $250m ANZ debt facility with expansion in mind.
But regional challenge will require multi-pronged approach, mayor cautions.
Consent process streamlined for up to 1,566MW of solar and wind projects.
These results could be used to inform the design of future mixed solar and pastoral farms in New Zealand.
Solar panels have pluses and minuses for pasture growth.
Property will host 80,000 panels alongside space tracking station built in 2019.
Two new farms bring to five the number of projects in streamlined process.
At present solar energy comprises only about 1% of New Zealand’s total energy supply, but estimates are this could be comfortably ramped up to nearer 10% over the coming decade.
The government isn’t worried about emissions from an Australian multinational but verges on the hysterical when it comes to cows, says Alan Emerson.
Early promise of possible solution to the forest slash issue.
Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne may face blackout lasting ‘days to weeks’ as Cyclone Gabrielle wreaks havoc across the North Island.
Partnership holds promise of more solar arrays on farms with no capital outlay from landowners.
The project's plans include a large wind farm off the South Taranaki coast.
The plant will eventually generate renewable electricity to power 100,000 homes.
The company is currently seeking consent from the Palmerston North City Council.
Electrically conductive polymers battery thought to be world-first.
Delays, restrictions to be aware of in farm deals touted around country.
Te Aroha West plant set to generate enough energy to power 30,000 homes.
A family farm at the forefront of New Zealand’s environmental evolution is harnessing the sun to power its own post-harvest operation washing tonnes of potatoes at its Canterbury site. Annette Scott reports.
New Zealand’s first-ever large-scale food waste-to-energy converter is on track to be ready for commissioning in August ahead of its official opening on October 17.
Three large solar farm projects on Waikato farmland could soon see cattle and sheep replaced by thousands of solar panels dotted across the countryside.
Biomass is an energy option more South Island processors are considering as they look to replace coal-fired boilers in response to the Government’s plans to have new instals banned at the end of this year and all phased out by 2037.