Transpower has estimated New Zealand will need to double electricity generation by 2050 as the vehicle fleet is electrified and fossil fuels are replaced with electricity in industrial heat processes.
Solar needs to play a growing role in meeting New Zealand’s increasing demand for energy.
New Zealand is facing increasing demand for clean, renewable electricity as the economy continues to grow and we take steps to replace fossil fuels to reduce emissions.
New renewable generation plants will be required as New Zealand aims to decommission its remaining coal and gas-fired power stations by 2030.
Solar, alongside existing hydro, wind and geothermal generation, will all be needed to generate more electricity to meet our growing demand.
Rapid developments in battery technology mean that electricity generated during the day from utility solar will soon be stored by battery for distribution in the evening.