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Solar Energy in New Zealand

Solar energy in New Zealand is plentiful and can be harnessed in many areas. On average, New Zealand has about 2000 hours of bright sunshine each year (e.g. 1615 hours in Invercargill, 2450 hours in Blenheim).

In energy terms, New Zealandís solar energy resource is approximately 4 kWh/m2 per day. This map shows the average annual bright sunshine hours across New Zealand and as a result, the potential resource in an area.



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