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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 see Contact Energy and Lightsource bp deliver a 150 megawatt (or 170MWp) solar array – larger than any other currently in New Zealand.

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December 2021

"A good day for climate change."

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


Kōwhai Park will provide a resilient supply of clean energy which New Zealand needs to decarbonise through electrification.


Here are some answers to our most frequently asked questions.

A solid foundation

Phase One partners: Contact and Lightsource bp

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Contact us

You can reach the Kōwhai Park team at any time via:


Phone: 0800 569 241 or 0800 KOWHA1