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The Number of Solar Power Systems in New Zealand

By Kristy Hoare on in Solar Power New Zealand

The Number of Solar Power Systems in New Zealand

The amount of solar power systems installed in New Zealand is on the rise!

In August 2013 there were 1,279 solar power systems registered with New Zealand's Electricity Authority, and as of July 2016 there are 10,912 solar power systems installed.

In less than three years the amount of solar power systems in New Zealand has increased more than 8.5 times.

Below is a graph showing the total amount of solar power systems installed in New Zealand, month by month.

The Number of Solar Power Systems Installed in New Zealand From August 2013 to July 2016

The Average Solar Power System Size in New Zealand

According to the Electricity Authority, the average residential solar power system size installed in July 2016 was a 3.5kW system. Compared to August 2013 the average system size back then was a 3.8kW system.

The Total Capacity Installed (MW)

In terms of total capacity installed as of July 2016 there is 42.5 MW, compared to just 5.4 MW back in August 2013.

Information Source: Electricity Authority

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