Floating solar power plant to be deployed in New Zealand

New Zealand: Auckland’s electricity and water utility companies have announced a project to build New Zealand’s largest solar array in the heart of Auckland’s North Shore, by floating it on top of the Rosedale wastewater treatment pond near the Northern Motorway.

Electricity and water providers Vector Group and Watercare will collaborate to deploy the array. It will be used to supplement electricity from the grid, as well as cogeneration from biogas, which is already generated on-site from wastewater treatment.

The project, which will have more than 2,700 solar panels (Vector Lights has 248) and 3,000 floating pontoons, is being funded and hosted by Watercare and delivered by Vector PowerSmart.

Source: ESI Africa