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

UPCOMING EVENTS

2018

  • Nov 24
    Vector Lights for White Ribbon

    November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Vector Lights joins White Ribbon and Zonta to raise awareness of the issues this violence creates in New Zealand, and in societies throughout the world. 

  • Dec 20
    Vector Lights for the Festive Season

    Details for this Vector Lights event will be confirmed soon. 

  • Dec 31
    Vector Lights on New Year’s Eve

    Details for this Vector Lights event will be confirmed soon. 

2019

  • Jan 25
    Vector Lights for Auckland Anniversary 2019

    Details for this Vector Lights event will be confirmed soon. 

  • Feb 06
    Vector Lights for Waitangi Day 2019

    Details for this Vector Lights event will be confirmed soon. 

  • Feb 09
    Vector Lights for Pride Parade 2019

    Details for this Vector Lights event will be confirmed soon. 

  • Feb 14
    Vector Lights for Lantern Festival 2019

    Details for this Vector Lights event will be confirmed soon. 

  • Feb 21
    Big Heart Appeal 2019

    Details for this Vector Lights event will be confirmed soon. 

  • Mar 17
    Vector Lights for St Patricks Day 2019

    Details for this Vector Lights event will be confirmed soon. 

  • Mar 23
    Vector Lights for Pasifika 2019

    Details for this Vector Lights event will be confirmed soon. 

  • Apr 25
    Vector Lights for Anzac Day 2019

    Details for this Vector Lights event will be confirmed soon. 

Past events

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  • Jan 27
    Vector Lights Launch Show

    Vector Lights will be bringing the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge to life. It’s a world-first solar, battery and peer-to-peer powered light show that demonstrates a smarter way to power our city. 

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  • Feb 02
    Waitangi Weekend

    Waitangi Day, named after Waitangi where the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed, commemorates a significant day in the history of New Zealand. The #VectorLights show for Waitangi will start at 9pm and then play every hour until midnight. The synced music will be available here when the show goes live. See more of the story here

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