Commercial Solar PV
New Zealand case studies of commercial type solar installations.
Waipuna Marae is located in Panguru in the top of the North Island.
Black Diamond Technologies Limited were looking for an efficient and affordable energy solution for their head office in Wellington. The install of a solar array was identified as the most effective opportunity to reduce overall energy consumption, while also being cost effective.
With the Energy Pod developed as a demonstration project for its HyLink which features solar and wind capabilities, it is envisioned of one day being a completely mobile or fixed source of renewable energy for use in any situation.
For commercial buildings in New Zealand, the real cost of electricity can be tens of thousands of dollars every year. Garin College wanted to find an energy efficient solution that would make the most of the climate in sunny Nelson, and decided to install a 17.68kWp system to minimise their operating costs.
The Sustainability Trust in Wellington is an organisation that provides energy services, education and community programmes. As such, they felt it important to add solar to their central city offices, just off Courtenay place.
Yatai is a popular Japanese restaurant based in Palmerston North.