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The Hydrogen Stream: Europe introduces new green hydrogen rules

The European Commission has presented the final version of its new rules for green hydrogen, with looser requirements to qualify hydrogen as “green.”

Lightsource bp to build 150 MW solar farm at New Zealand airport

Lightsource bp and “gen-tailer” Contract Energy plan to build up to 380 GWh of annual grid-scale PV generation in New Zealand by 2026. The companies have now been chosen to develop what will be one of the nation’s largest solar farms.

Agrivoltaic project set to become New Zealand’s first utility-scale solar farm

New Zealand government-owned Genesis Energy and renewables partner FRV Australia have purchased an advanced 52 MW agrivoltaic solar project on New Zealand’s South Island. If the project meets its 2024 operational target as anticipated, it will be the country’s first utility-scale solar farm.

Contract awarded for New Zealand’s first big battery

New Zealand is set to get its first big battery by 2024, as Meridian Energy has chosen Saft to build the 100 MW / 200 MWh Ruakaka battery energy storage system on the country’s North Island.

Woodside selected to deliver green hydrogen megaproject in New Zealand

Australia-based Woodside Energy has beat Fortescue Future Industries for the opportunity to deliver the proposed 600 MW Southern Green Hydrogen megaproject in New Zealand. It will produce green hydrogen for export using power from partner Meridian Energy’s hydroelectric plant.


Understanding Australia’s tantalizing battery market

In this pv magazine Webinar, we will share insights on how battery design and engineering platform pvDesign is being used, having recently been expanded to include AC-coupled battery storage systems.

Virtual power plant to trade grid-stability services in New Zealand

New Zealand’s solarZero says it aims to provide fast, sustained reserves with its virtual power plant (VPP) of 10,000 household battery systems. Meridian Energy, meanwhile, has secured approval for a 100 MW battery energy storage system – the country’s largest such system to date.


Tailoring mounting systems for the Asia-Pacific

In this pv magazine Webinar, we will discuss a suite of innovative tracker solutions, introduced by our partner Trina Solar, which answer the need to make utility solar projects more adaptable, quicker to install, and ultimately more profitable.

Todd proposes 400 MW solar farm for New Zealand’s North Island

New Zealand’s large-scale solar PV market is poised for a momentous shift with energy company Todd Generation pursuing plans to establish a 400 MW solar farm at Rangitāiki on the North Island.


US investment giant snaps up New Zealand rooftop solar specialist

BlackRock has agreed to acquire SolarZero, a New Zealand rooftop PV specialist, as part of its push into renewable energy in the Asia-Pacific region.


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