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Harmony Energy and First Renewables announce joint venture for the development of New Zealand's largest Solar farm

Global renewable energy infrastructure developer, Harmony Energy Limited has entered a joint venture with First Renewables Limited, part of New Zealand energy group Clarus (formerly Firstgas Group), to develop and own Tauhei Solar Farm. At the time of commissioning in 2026, it is expected to be New Zealand’s largest solar farm at 150 MWac, constructed on 182 hectares near Te Aroha in the North Island. 

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    Wellington Airport trialling green hydrogen to power service vehicles

    Wellington Airport, Hiringa Energy, Air New Zealand and Toyota New Zealand have worked together to conduct a trial at the Wellington airport to test how viable green hydrogen could be to power service vehicles on the ground.

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    Green hydrogen: cheaper than fossil fuel hydrogen by 2030

    Renewable green hydrogen is on track to be less expensive than fossil fuel generated hydrogen by 2030, according to a new Bloomberg report. This is great news for decarbonising the economy both globally and here in New Zealand.

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    How New Zealand could become a green energy world leader

    As we head towards decarbonising our energy supply, New Zealand is investing heavily in generating more renewable energy. Luckily, here in Aotearoa we have the potential to produce as much energy as we consume.

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    Chase Zero shows hydrogen’s massive marine potential

    Team New Zealand has developed a hydrogen-powered chase boat that is showing the world how powerful marine hydrogen can be. In 2021, the current America’s Cup holders were thinking about the team’s carbon footprint