NIWA has just installed a 10 kW array of photovoltaic solar panels at its regional office in Nelson. The panels will supply electricity to NIWA, and will also provide useful information on operating this technology in a commercial setting.
Energy Update 01, October 2010
NIWA has developed a web-based calculator to provide information on solar energy availability anywhere in New Zealand.
NIWA scientists maintain a web-based database containing details of all New Zealand's energy assets.
Ever wondered where hydroelectricity generators get their information on lake levels and river in-flows? Some of it is provided by NIWA, thanks to our comprehensive hydrology monitoring networks around the country.