Vector Lights energy use (live)

Vector Lights is powered by a mix of leading technology, including solar, battery and peer-to-peer systems.

Energy generated by solar panels is stored in a shipping container-sized Tesla Powerpack battery. Smart meters at the battery and on Auckland Harbour Bridge relay data between each other every 10 seconds. Using peer-to-peer technology, the amount of power Vector Lights uses at any one time is relayed back to the battery, which then releases this amount of power.

Here you'll see the live dashboard of the energy being created and used by Vector Lights.


Sources: Fun Fact #1 Average home’s power usage from MBIE. Fun Fact #4 (Equivalent native trees) calculated by using the ‘Amount of Carbon offset per hectare per year’ given in table two of the Ministry for Primary Industries’ ‘Look-up Tables for Forestry in the Emissions Trading Scheme, December 2015’ and assuming there are 1,200 native trees per hectare. Fun Fact #5 ‘Carbon avoided’ calculated using Carbon Emissions Factor of 0.119453.  Fun Fact #6 Car emissions per kilometre taken from Ministry for the Environment and average daily car distance taken from the Ministry of Transport



  • Nov 09
    Road Safety Week

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  • Apr 21
    Vector Lights for Anzac Day

    Vector Lights will shine poppy-red from Tuesday 21 April, 7:30pm - midnight to commemorate Anzac Day. We reflect on the servicemen and servicewomen, past and present, who have displayed courage and self-sacrifice serving our country.

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  • Mar 28
    Vector Lights for Earth Hour

    Vector Lights will be joining millions of people worldwide for Earth Hour 2020 in switching off the bridge lights from 8:30 - 9:30pm

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