Our Projects / Kaitaia


Located in the Far North, our Kaitaia project is Aotearoa’s first utility-scale solar farm to supply the national grid. Constructed in 2023, the Lodestone Kaitaia farm is now operational.

The project brought together local iwi, communities, construction partners, and Lodestone Energy’s wider team to deliver renewable energy by harnessing the power of the sun, with the additional bonus of a new native forest through seven hectares of planting.

Kaitaia is just the start of Aotearoa’s energy generation future.

Key facts about Kaitaia Farm

Generating in late 2023

Producing 56 GWh energy annually

More than 60,000 solar panels

Seven hectares of native reforestation

Kaitaia solar farm from above

Bi-facial panels track the sun’s movements

Panels are raised more than two metres from the ground, enabling machinery and livestock ease of use

Construction started in Kaitaia in early 2023

Investing in the future

To get involved in clean renewable energy