By harnessing the power of the sun we’re generating 320GWh of renewable energy across five farms, enough to power 50,000 homes. In utilising solar and reducing dependence on traditional energy sources, we create a sustainable solution to power our zero carbon future.
Our Solar / Environmental Footprint
Aotearoa’s largest ever solar project
Full product lifecycle consideration
Our farms are designed to last a minimum of 35 years and remain operating at almost 80% of their original efficiency. After that our solar panels will either find a second life somewhere new or be sold for recycling.
Smart solar solutions
We use bi-facial panels and single axis trackers to follow the sun’s movement. This means we’re 30% – 40% more productive than rooftop solar, resulting in lower costs, higher efficiency, better use of embedded carbon, and more energy generation.
Using global best practice, Lodestone Energy’s solar farms can continue to be used for agricultural and horticultural purposes. For example, running sheep between the solar panels helps control vegetation growth, for the benefit of both the solar farm and our neighbours.
Lodestone Energy is proud to be constructing the first grid-scale solar farms in Aotearoa. We’re looking forward to demonstrating the benefits of solar power to our local communities and showing how solar can contribute to the future wellbeing of all New Zealanders.
100% renewable target
Aotearoa has a diverse range of renewable energy resources, all contributing to our aspiration of becoming 100% renewable. Solar production corresponds with the hottest daytime temperatures, when New Zealand’s increasing demand for air-conditioning and irrigation is at its highest.
Lodestone Energy is bringing grid-scale solar to Aotearoa New Zealand to power our nation’s zero carbon future.
Our solar farms are redefining what green energy generation means. In minimising our environmental footprint, we’re committing to a sustainable future.
Lodestone’s team of experts have deep technical and industry knowledge, using this to pick apart every aspect of grid-scale solar to identify the best approach for Aotearoa.
Solar development process
Powering the future with sustainable infrastructure
Why work against nature? We believe in working alongside nature to benefit both the whenua and the people who live on it. It’s about working to find the perfect balance of meeting our energy needs while preserving the landscape we’re lucky to have. This is just the beginning.
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