Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


NZ SolarFarms installation at Nelson Airport


NZ SolarFarms installation at Nelson Airport designed to create ‘The Solar Gateway’ to region

NZ SolarFarms’ 11 kW solar array project at Nelson Airport is designed to create ‘The Solar Gateway’ to the Nelson/Tasman region. Installation of an array of 44 photovoltaic panels began at the airport today (subs 19 November) with commissioning due to be completed by the end of the month.

“We are delighted that Nelson Airport has chosen to partner with us on this project.” says NZ SolarFarms Chief Executive, Matt Winstone. “This is a very visible and high profile commitment to solar power generation in the Nelson and Tasman region and illustrates the airport’s commitment to sustainability and future energy security.”

Nelson Airport Chairman, Paul Steere, says that the investment in solar panels is an Airport Company initiative that firstly makes sense financially and also provides an important signal that the airport is committed to reducing its carbon footprint. “As a local community utility we believe that it’s important to demonstrate responsible use of energy. Solar is an energy source that particularly suits our region and its value can be publicly demonstrated within our business.”

Stage one of the project includes the installation of an interactive display screen in the airport concourse that will allow members of the public to access information about the power generated and the resulting reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

“The touch screen will mean that visitors to the airport can see how the solar panels are performing in real time,” says Winstone. “It will also provide links to other sustainability initiatives across the region.”

Ends

About NZ SolarFarms:
NZ SolarFarms is a specifically created social enterprise that delivers training and employment opportunities through the provision of cost-effective commercial and grid-scale solar photovoltaic solutions at sites around New Zealand. NZ SolarFarms is New Zealand’s only specialist solar PV company focusing on the power utility and public sectors and is a subsidiary of the Nelson based innovative greentech business cluster the greenXchange™.

About Nelson Airport Limited:
Nelson Airport Limited is the fourth busiest airport in New Zealand by commercial aeroplane movements. The company scores consistently highly amongst Australasian airport companies for its fiscal performance and was selected as New Zealand Airport of the Year in 2012 - the third time it has won the award since 2005. Nelson Airport is proud to be the "Gateway to Nelson/Tasman", one of New Zealand's top recreational destinations and its sunniest region.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Must Sell 20 Petrol Stations: Z Cleared To Buy Caltex Assets

Z Energy is allowed to buy the Caltex and Challenge! petrol station chains but must sell 19 of its retail sites and one truck-stop, the Commerce Commission has ruled in a split decision that acknowledges possible retail price coordination between fuel retailers occurs in some regions. More>>

ALSO:

Huntly: Genesis Extends Life Of Coal-Fuelled Power Station To 2022

Genesis Energy will keep its two coal and gas-fired units at Huntly Power Station operating until 2022, having previously said they'd be closed by 2018, after wringing a high price from other electricity generators who wanted to keep them as back-up. More>>

ALSO:

Dammed If You Do: Ruataniwha Irrigation Scheme Hits Farmer Uptake Targets

Enough Hawke's Bay farmers have signed up for water from the proposed Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme for it to go ahead as long as a cornerstone institutional capital investor can be found to back it, its regional council promoter announced. More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank: OCR Stays At 2.25%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2.25 percent, in a decision traders had said could go either way, while predicting inflation will pick up as the slump in oil prices washes out of the data and capacity pressures start to build in the economy. More>>

ALSO:

Export Values Down: NZ Posts Biggest Annual Trade Deficit In 7 Years

New Zealand has recorded its biggest annual trade deficit since April 2009, reflecting weaker prices of agricultural commodities such as dairy products, beef and lamb, and increased imports of vehicles and machinery. More>>

ALSO:

Currency Events: NZ's New $5 Note Wins International Banknote Award

New Zealand’s new Brighter Money $5 note has been named Banknote of the Year in a prestigious international competition. The $5 note was awarded the IBNS Banknote of the Year title at the International Bank Note Society’s annual meeting. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news