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Enabling New Zealand's low carbon future

Christchurch Airport’s Kōwhai Park is a platform for creating a range of green energies. Phase One will deliver a 220 hectare, 150 megawatt solar array – larger than any other currently in New Zealand. With room to grow to 400 hectares and a $100 million kickstart from Solar Bay, Kōwhai Park has a bright future.

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Christchurch Airport Chief Executive

Malcolm Johns

For more than a decade Christchurch Airport’s team has systematically decarbonised our business. We became climate positive in 2022 – and we won’t stop here. Our goal is to do things that enable the rest of aviation and the economy to decarbonise at the fastest possible rate.

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Overview

Phase One is planned as a solar array larger than any other in New Zealand currently. However, Kōwhai Park is much more than solar.

Rationale

Kōwhai Park will provide a resilient supply of clean energy which New Zealand needs to lead the world in decarbonising through electrification.

FAQ

Here are some answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Kōwhai Park

Phase One: a 150 megawatt solar array

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Strong support for Kōwhai Park

Another reason to be proud of Christchurch Airport, says Mayor Lianne Dalziel.

Kōwhai Park attracts support from Australian renewable energy fund, Solar Bay.

Worley's global expertise will ensure Kōwhai Park is world-class.

Contact us

You might find the answer you're looking for in our frequently asked questions. If there's something else you'd like to know, or if you would like to be part of Kōwhai Park, please get in touch with the Christchurch Airport team.