NZ's largest solar farm gets consent

NZ's largest solar farm gets consent
Solar plant plans to also be working farm. (Image supplied)
Ian Llewellyn
Planning consents have been granted for the first stage of New Zealand’s largest solar electricity generation plant and its backers hope to break ground by the end of the year.Lodestone Energy managing director Gary Holden said Northland district council’s consent for the 62 gigawatt hours (GWh) solar plant in Kaitaia came as the company nears completion of talks with banks to finalise its capital.The plan is to spend about $300 million across five separate solar farms in the North Island. Holden said the banks will be funding...

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