TransNet is a distributor of electrical components. Reid Technology designs and installs most of the large solar power systems in New Zealand. In a joint project they have created a new office and warehouse for TransNet. It is the only NZ building of its size (bigger than 5400 m2) that can be run wholly off grid. This is thanks to its innovative solar battery generator system.
With a power monitoring system, and energy conservation and efficiency efforts, the TransNet building is among the most net energy efficient buildings in New Zealand. It is a great example of a large ‘micro grid system’ that can take the entire site off grid, with TransNet’s business operations continuing as normal. The system also injects power back into the national grid.