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Te Rere Hau

Te Rere Hau wind farm is NZ Windfarms first wind farm development. It is located on the Tararua Ranges near Palmerston North where the wind resource is excellent with very strong winds.
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Windflow Technology supplied 97 Windflow 500 turbines for the 48.5 MW Te Rere Hau wind farm which received resource consent in 2005.  Te Rere Hau is situated on farm land near Palmerston North.

  • Stage 1 consists of 5 turbines (2.5 MW), which were installed in September 2006.
  • Stage 2 (28 turbines, 14 MW) was completed in 2009.
  • Stage 3 (32 turbines, 16 MW) was completed in 2009
  • Stage 4 (32 turbines, 16 MW) was completed in 2011. This is located at an extension site to the east of the original wind farm.

If you are interested in exploring the wind farm site on Google Earth, please download this kmz file to see the exact location.

The Te Rere Hau wind farm is owned by NZ Windfarms Ltd.


Taurua Range panorama of Te Rere Hau wind farm



Windflow turbines at Te Rere Hau landscape



 Lifting Windflow 500 nacelle off truck at Te Rere Hau

Dusk photo

Te Rere Hau Topography Map

Please note there is no public access to the wind farm.

windflow wind turbine factory rotor


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