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Contact teams with Tesla on 200 MWh battery for NZ

New Zealand generator and retailer Contact Energy has announced plans to build a 100 MW / 200 MWh battery energy storage system on the country’s North Island that will support the development of new renewables including solar generation.

Property owners look to large-scale solar to revitalise land

Renewables developer Lodestone Energy will build a 220 MW solar farm on one of New Zealand’s iconic high-country grazing properties with the landowners targeting the PV facility to help rehabilitate redundant land.

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Singapore fund eyes Australia after acquiring NZ solar developer

Singapore-based renewable energy fund manager SC Oscar has snapped up New Zealand solar project developer Rānui Generation as part of its strategy to build a portfolio of renewable energy assets in both New Zealand and Australia.

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65 MW agrivoltaic project gets consent in New Zealand

United Kingdom renewables company Ethical Power has the green light to develop the agrivoltaic 65 MW Buckleys Road Solar Farm and battery energy storage system in New Zealand’s south island.

Community solar to power up multinational company

Australia’s largest general insurance company has inked a power purchase agreement with Cleanpeak Energy that will source supply from the 1.5 MW Grong Grong Solar Farm in southwest New South Wales.

Investors look offshore as red tape threatens Australian renewables target

Fast-track approvals legislation in New Zealand is catching the eye of renewable energy investors in Australia amid concerns that bureaucratic red tape is impacting the timely delivery of key clean energy generation and storage projects.

Policy uncertainty stalls Australian green hydrogen refuelling network plans

New Zealand-based green hydrogen company Hiringa Energy has raised the bar for decarbonising the heavy transport sector by kickstarting an Australasian-wide refuelling network but the company has warned government policies are putting the brakes on its Australian plans.

JV partners push ahead with large-scale solar plans in NZ

The rollout of large-scale solar in New Zealand continues to gather pace with renewables developer FRV Australia and joint venture partner Genesis Energy announcing that construction proper has commenced on a 47 MW solar farm at Lauriston on the country’s South Island.

ArcActive targets Australia with ‘re-engineered’ lead-acid battery tech

New Zealand battery technology company ArcActive is planning to establish a manufacturing plant in Australia within 18 months that will be capable of producing 30,000 lead acid-based residential energy storage systems per year.

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Lightyears lands new funds for trio of community-scale solar farms

New Zealand renewables developer Lightyears Solar has announced it will roll out three new community-scale PV farms with a combined capacity of 18 MW after completing a $5.51 million (NZD 6 million) capital raise.

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