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



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    Vector Lights for Diwali 2019

    The show will run from 6:00pm until midnight from Wednesday 9 October to Sunday 13 October. Full details of the light show will be confirmed soon.

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  • Aug 28
    Vector Lights for Daffodil Day

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    Vector Lights for Elemental AKL

    Each Thursday to Sunday from 18th to 21st July and 25th to 28th July, Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge will shine in celebration of Elemental AKL, from 6pm to midnight. The sustainable, colourful light and sound show embodies the vibrancy and energy of Auckland’s new festival. 

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