Solar power surge could be partially eclipsed

Solar power surge could be partially eclipsed
NZ has gone from zero to 2GW of planned solar projects in a year, but not all will make it. (Image: supplied)
Ian Llewellyn
The current surge in planned solar electricity generation may not be as bright as envisaged with half likely not to be completed in the timeframe planned, a Forsyth Barr analysis suggests.Its thorough look at solar potential said New Zealand went from having no significant projects planned at the beginning of 2021 to the point where two gigawatts (GW) of capacity was being investigated by the start of 2022.Forsyth Barr said NZ has been a laggard globally in adopting solar technology, both rooftop and grid-scale solar, mainly due to a lack of su...

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