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Meridian First Light House - Solar Powered Bach In Action


Fri 20 May 2011, 12:00pm–4:00pm
Sat 21 May 2011, 10:00am–5:30pm
Sun 22 May 2011, 10:00am–5:30pm
Mon 23 May 2011, 12:00pm–4:00pm
Tue 24 May 2011, 12:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Frank Kitts Park, Jervois Quay, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: prebblsoph

The Meridian First Light house showcases solar power in action with Victoria University’s entry into the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. The Meridian First Light house will be on public display in Wellington’s Frank Kitts Park during May.

Come on down for a look around the house and be entertained by Wellington bands playing during the weekends.

The house was designed as an entry into the prestigious U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 by a student team from Victoria University. The team led by students from the School of Architecture, is one of only 20 teams worldwide and the first entry ever from the Southern Hemisphere to compete in the prestigious US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

The team will be assembling their high tech, solar bach at Frank Kitts Park in the last week of April. You can come down and take a tour through the house during May. The tours will be given by the knowledgeable students who have designed the house and worked on the project.

Visitors to the waterfront will have a chance to see energy-efficient innovation in action when they visit the Meridian First Light house. The team hopes the public will come away with an understanding of solar energy and the importance of using energy-efficient technologies in both building and operating their houses.

As well as showcasing solar technologies to the public, the assembly and tours of the house on Frank Kitts Park will act as a practice run for the US competition, which begins in September 2011. After the public exhibition the house will be packed up and shipped off to the U.S. for the competition.

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