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New Zealand to build 150-megawatt solar farm, country’s largest

Otago Daily Times:

A solar farm big enough to power 20 percent of residential Christchurch will be built at the city’s airport.

Energy Minister Megan Woods, Climate Change Minister James Shaw and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel made the announcement yesterday.

Four hundred hectares of land, called Kōwhai Park, at Christchurch Airport will be used to generate renewable energy and scaled up over the next 30 years.

A spokesperson says phase one will deliver a 220-hectare solar array capable of generating 150 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 30,000 homes, on the airport campus.

It will support the future development of green fuel production for land and air transport, green data centres and green vertical farming.

[Staff Report]

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