BW Digital has installed a solar panel system at its cable landing station (CLS) in Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand.

In a recent LinkedIn post, the cable operator said it has partnered with Kiwi electrical engineering firm McKay to install the solar panel system.

BW Digital CLS Mangawhai Heads NZ
– BW Digital on LinkedIn

The company said excess energy will be sold back to the electricity grid and the deployment will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Mangawhai Heads is a landing point on Northland's east coast for the Hawaiki subsea cable that links Australia, New Zealand, and the US.

BW Digital owns and operates the Hawaiki subsea cable, launched in 2018, after acquiring Hawaiki in May 2022. The company is also developing the Hawaiki Nui cable set to link the US, Australia, Indonesia, and Singapore.

BW is a minority shareholder in DataGrid, a venture to develop a large data center on New Zealand’s south island. BW Digital also announced plans to develop an 80MW data center in Batam, Indonesia, earlier this year.

Last month, Vocus and Google partnered to extend the Honomoana cable to New Zealand. The cable is set to go live in 2026.

T4 Group also has plans in place to install solar panels at its data center in Invercargill, New Zealand.