FIRE UP THE SUN

NZ Life & Leisure - - That’s The Spirit -

Brooke and Mag­gie’s house is pow­ered by 12 so­lar pan­els (2m x 1m 3kW). Lo­cal en­gi­neer Nick Whit­tles de­signed the sys­tem to di­vert ex­cess en­ergy to heat a 320-litre hot-wa­ter sys­tem. The sys­tem cost $ 35,000; it would have cost a sim­i­lar amount for ca­bles to con­nect the prop­erty to the grid.

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