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Ethical Power gets approval for 65MW solar-plus-storage project in New Zealand


Developer Ethical Power has received planning consent for a 65MW solar-plus-storage project near Christchurch, New Zealand.

Named Buckleys Road Solar Farm, the project, being developed in partnership with KeaX Limited, features 104 hectares of solar arrays across a 111-hectare site. The operational generating capacity is 100GWh per year.

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The project’s solar element will comprise 140,000 single-axis tracking modules, 13 inverters and a co-located battery energy storage system (BESS) of an undisclosed capacity.

Selwyn District Council granted consent for the project in May 2024. The proposed Buckleys Road site is adjacent to the Brookside 66kV substation and has close access to the grid and Christchurch, a significant demand hotspot.  

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