Soaking up the sun in Samoa.
Samoa has a goal of achieving 100 percent renewable energy generation by 2017. To help achieve this goal, they reached out to various neighbouring countries for support. New Zealand is currently working in partnership with the government of Samoa, to develop renewable energy options. Both countries have a strong focus on generating as much renewable energy as possible to save on fossil fuels.
The Apia Sports Complex is one key project that is part of this renewables initiative. As the Honourable Murray Mc Cully (New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade) stated; “The 2.2 megawatt peak photovoltaic (PV) array at the Apia Sports Complex will provide the highest electrical output from a single installation in the South Pacific ”. This solar farm project, along with the Apia Gym 3 and Salelologa solar arrays, was New Zealand’s contribution to Samoa’s renewable energy programme. These three projects will increase the amount of electricity generated from renewable systems by 4.5% and will supply approximately 4400 households.
We don’t know of anyone else who makes HD (Heavy Duty) Solar Conduit in New Zealand and it is required for these projects
Reid Technology was the contractor who won the international tender for this project. Established in 1956, this family owned business has been operating for nearly sixty years, specialising in large solar projects for the last ten. Reid Technology are leaders in solar power and use only the best suppliers and products to complete their projects. Sourcing Marley solar conduit through JA Russell was an obvious choice. As David Reid explains; “We use JA Russell as a key supplier for our projects and Marley are their primary supplier of conduit.” He further explains; “We don’t know of anyone else who makes HD (Heavy Duty) Solar Conduit in New Zealand and it is required for these projects”. Solar conduit is required to adhere to the electrical standard AS/NZS 5033. Reid Technology must be making the right choices for their projects, as the Apia Gym 3 , won the Best Solar System Award at the SEANZ (Sustainable Energy Association of New Zealand) Awards in 2014.
Marley New Zealand provides a solar conduit solution in both rigid and flexible conduit. It is UV resistant and rated heavy duty; providing high impact mechanical protection to keep your cable system as safe as possible. Marley’s solar conduit range is Best Environmental Practice certified and as such attracts positive credits under the New Zealand Green Building Council’s Green Star rating system for commercial buildings.