Significant rise in renewable electricity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says new figures showing renewable energy contributed almost 80 percent of New Zealands electricity generation last year are very encouraging. At 79.9 percent, the share of renewable electricity generation … Read more »

Renewables growth behind closure of Southdown station

Press Release – Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power today confirmed that its gas-fired Southdown power station will close at the end of the year in response to significant growth in renewable generation in New Zealand. Chief Executive Fraser Whineray said the 140MW Southdown station … Read more »

solarcity shouts free coffee for Nelson for solarZero launch

Press Release – SolarCity

Media Release Saturday 21 March 2015 solarcity shouts free coffee for Nelson to celebrate launch of solarZero Read more »

Tauranga wind engineer recognised

Press Release – IPENZ Engineers NZ

Tauranga wind engineer, Deion Campbell the General Manager Generation at Trustpower has been awarded a Fellowship of the Institution of Professional Engineers NZ for his leadership in the development of wind generation in New Zealand. Read more »

Tauranga wind engineer recognised

Press Release – IPENZ Engineers NZ

Tauranga wind engineer, Deion Campbell the General Manager Generation at Trustpower has been awarded a Fellowship of the Institution of Professional Engineers NZ for his leadership in the development of wind generation in New Zealand. Read more »

Starseed teams up with solarcity

Press Release – Starseed

Giving Kiwi homeowners solar power without having to buy solar panels is a radical first for New Zealand and one that Starseeds newest client solarcity is making happen. The New Zealand-based renewable energy company has appointed Starseed to … Read more »

Windflow narrows 1H loss, says new financnig needed

Article – BusinessDesk

March 13 (BusinessDesk) – Windflow Technology, the unprofitable wind turbine manufacturer, narrowed its first-half loss but says it will need to borrow from its shareholders and find new financing to remain a going concern. Read more »

Free Thoughts – Revealing moments: The Greens

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Greens are excited about the potential of solar power. So am I. Read more »

Solid Energy prepares for more job cuts at Stockton

Article – BusinessDesk

March 11 (BusinessDesk) – State-owned coal miner Solid Energy is preparing for more redundancies at its Stockton mine, near Westport, as slumping global prices for coking coal threaten its long term viability and force it anew into talks with its banks … Read more »

NZ encouraged to follow Northland lead

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says Northland is leading the charge in capitalising on its abundant energy resources and hopes the rest of the country will be encouraged to follow its example. Mr Bridges visited successful energy-related … Read more »

Minister of Energy and Resources to open Downstream tomorrow

Press Release – Downstream

The energy sectors annual 2-day conference Downstream is being held in Auckland tomorrow, at the SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland. Read more »

Geothermal exit, dry weather wallop Mighty River earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Electricity generator and retailer Mighty River Power declared a massive drop in earnings for the six months to Dec. 31, falling from $116 million in the comparable prior period to $8 million, largely reflecting one-off writedowns … Read more »

Farmers to get a chance to try wind generation for free

Press Release – Pacific Wind

Farmers and horticulturists interested in accessing an alternate power source will be able to trial an innovative new wind energy harvesting technology for free according to PacificWind vice president Reza Sehdehi. Read more »

Power Optimizer – new technology now in NZ

Press Release – Solar Group

Solar Group A market leader in the Solar panels market in NZ since 1986 is happy to announce distribution partnership that expands the product offering of Solar Group and answers the increasing demand for solar innovative systems. Read more »

Windflow to sack staff as UK, NZ energy markets remain slow

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Windflow Technology, the unprofitable wind turbine manufacturer, will sack staff to reduce costs in the face of slow planning and production in the UK and weak demand in the New Zealand market. Read more »

State of the art power supply and solar testing facility

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Canterbury acquires specialist state of the art power supply and solar testing facility January 20, 2015 The University of Canterbury has acquired specialist state of the art power supply equipment for its power electronics research capability. The new … Read more »

Smart Energy Challenge open for submissions

Press Release – Smart Energy Challenge

Applications are now open for the Smart Energy Challenge 2015 . The initiative, now in its second year, is a partnership between Wellington City Council and Enspiral to develop and fund a variety of community-driven projects that make better use of … Read more »

Hitting The Road for a Better NZ for EV-eryone

Press Release – Leading The Charge Road Trip

Thousands of New Zealanders are on the road this holiday season. A group of Electric Vehicle enthusiasts are leaving Auckland on Wednesday, December 30th and their first stop is the Northern Bass festival near Mangawhai. Read more »

Renewable electricity generation continues to rise

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today published the September quarter 2014 edition of the New Zealand Energy Quarterly. Read more »

Sustainable Housing Development Reaches New Milestone

Press Release – Unison

A sustainable housing development in Hastings has reached a new milestone, with the first of eleven solar PV equipped new-builds complete and open as a show home. The housing development, a joint project between Horvath Homes, Unison and Hastings District … Read more »

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