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.
NIWA scientists maintain a web-based database containing details of all New Zealand's energy assets.
NIWA has developed a web-based calculator to provide information on solar energy availability anywhere in New Zealand.
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.
In November this year, the New Zealand Geothermal Workshop and the Geoscience Society of New Zealand are holding a joint conference in Auckland showcasing the latest and best in New Zealand geoscience research, geothermal science, and geothermal engineering. The meeting will include an overlap day with the annual meeting of the New Zealand branch of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, AusIMM.
The theme for the meeting is "Research · Economy · Frontiers"
More information available at: http://www.geonz2010.co.nz