27 Mar 2013

NZ firms win Nauru solar system bid

1:37 pm on 27 March 2013

New Zealand firms Solarcity and Panasonic NZ have won a competitive tender to supply a solar system to power a new desalination plan on the Pacific island of Nauru.

The two companies will supply and install the system and Hitachi Aquatech will manage the $4 million project.

The solar system is being showcased at the Pacific Energy Summit in Auckland this week.

Solarcity and Panasonic NZ say they aim to roll out further cost effective solar projects across the Pacific.