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Solar power in New Zealand currently only generates 0.1 percent of New Zealand's electricity since more emp

A 9 MWe (megawatts, electrical) solar thermal `coal saver' system was constructed at Liddell power station. The system used `compact linear Fresnel reflector' technology developed in Australia. It provided solar-powered steam to the 600 MW black coal power station's boiler feedwater heater. By 2016, it was "effectively" closed and an effort to build a similar 40 MW solar boost at Kogan Creek coal power station was stopped.[141]

The planned Australia–ASEAN Power Link aims to connect Singapore to 26,000MW of solar and wind energy in the north west of Australia.

Solar power in New Zealand currently only generates 0.1 percent of New Zealand's electricity since more emphasis has been placed on hydroelectric, geothermal, and wind power in New Zealand's push for renewable energy. Solar power systems were installed in 42 schools in New Zealand in the Schoolgen program, a program developed by Genesis Energy to educate students in solar power. Each participating school has a 2 kW solar panel. Between February 2007 and 29 December 29, 2012, 395.714 MWh were produced.[142]

In 2010, New Zealand's largest thin film solar array was the 20 kW array installed at Hubbard Foods[143] A 21.6 kW photovoltaic array was installed in Queenstown in 2009.[144] In April 2012, New Zealand's largest solar power plant was the 68.4 kW ar

In 2010, New Zealand's largest thin film solar array was the 20 kW array installed at Hubbard Foods[143] A 21.6 kW photovoltaic array was installed in Queenstown in 2009.[144] In April 2012, New Zealand's largest solar power plant was the 68.4 kW array installed to meet 70% of the electricity needs of South Auckland Forging Engineering Ltd, which is expected to pay for itself in eight to nine years.[145][146]