Glorit solar

Key numbers


MWdc installed capacity


(Megawatts hours) renewable energy supplied per year


homes powered (equivalent)

Current status

Site selection

Preliminary assessments, site design & community engagement

Planning application

Discharge of planning conditions




A proposed 160MWdc solar farm north of Auckland

The Glorit Solar Farm is a 160MWdc project on the Kaipara Coast, north of Kaukapakapa, Auckland. Lightsource bp and Contact Energy will develop the solar farm, which is expected to have an operational life of at least 35 years. The site will connect to the existing Transpower 220kV transmission network via a 2km dedicated connection from the site to the transmission network. We are working closely with Transpower on this grid connection point.

We’re in the early stages of design and planning for the solar project and will continue to engage with the community and key stakeholders as the project progresses and design is refined. Construction is expected to start in early 2024.

More information

You can learn more about the project in a letter which we shared with the local community regarding the proposal.

Please submit any enquiries about this project using the form at the bottom of the page.

Get in touch

We are always on hand to assist with any enquiries. You can contact us via email or phone our customer services team. +64 9964 0782

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