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.