Photovoltaic Plant


Lauriston / New Zealand


On April 2024 begun the construction of the largest solar farm in New Zealand after reaching financial close in December 2023

This 63 MW solar farm is located one hour’s drive from Christchurch, at Lauriston on the Canterbury Plains. The plant is on a 93-hectare site and, once operational, will power the equivalent of nearly 13,000 houses. It is expected to create more than 50 jobs during the construction phase and employ up to three full-time staff when operational.

The expected construction costs are approximately $104 million. The site is expected to be generating electricity by the end of 2024. The joint venture between FRV and Genesis has signed a 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Genesis Energy which will take all the renewable energy from the site.


63 MW DC
Peak Power
Lauriston / New Zealand
93 Hectares
Households supplied
Operation date
In construction
Project status