Sustainably powering the next generation
400 hectares of clean energy
Renewable energy on a whole new scale
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
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.Watch video
Phase One is planned as a solar array larger than any other in New Zealand currently. However, Kōwhai Park is much more than solar.
Kōwhai Park will provide a resilient supply of clean energy which New Zealand needs to lead the world in decarbonising through electrification.
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.
General Manager, Planning & Sustainability
Sustainable Transition Leader
Senior Procurement Specialist