Genesis Energy plans biggest NZ investment in solar power to date

A Stuff article.

Genesis Energy plans to build enough solar energy farms over the next five years to meet a little under 2 per cent of the country’s current electricity demand.

The company said it was finalising a joint venture with overseas solar firms to generate about 750 gigawatt-hours of solar energy each year.

For comparison, last year, New Zealand’s total electricity demand was 43,500GWh.

Genesis chief executive Marc England said solar power made sense on a number of levels.

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