Many parts of North Canterbury and Kaikoura have a similar solar resource to the southern states of Australia and about 50 percent greater than that of Germany - currently the world leader in installed solar generation.
Solar generation is perhaps the least intrusive and least complicated of all the renewable technologies. There are no moving parts and once installed there is little maintenance required over the long life of the panels.
Solar generation is not new to MainPower. We have been involved in solar generation since 1998 when we installed what was then New Zealand's largest array of solar panels on Rangiora High School.
MainPower wants to keep up with developments in the technology so that when costs come down we are ready to help the community install solar generation.
We have installed solar panels on our own building in Rangiora and have installed similar technology for some local community groups including the Oxford Fire Station, the St John Ambulance depot in Culverden and Takahanga Marae in Kaikoura.
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