We are a student team from Victoria University of Wellington building an energy efficient fully solar powered house – The Meridian First Light house – as our entry into the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011.
Every two years the Solar Decathlon challenges students to design, build and operate an attractive, affordable house powered entirely by the sun.
Our team is led by students from Victoria’s School of Architecture and made up of students from various schools within the university. We are one of only 20 teams worldwide and the first entry ever from the Southern Hemisphere to compete in the prestigious competition.
After months of designing and building we are finally ready to show off the Meridian First Light house. With help from our many sponsors we have assembled our solar powered Kiwi bach, on Frank Kitts Park in Wellington.
The time on Frank Kitts Park gives us a chance to practice for the competition which takes place in Washington DC in September and October this year. It also gives us the chance to share what we have been creating with everyone here in New Zealand before we ship the house off to the US to compete.
Come on down to Frank Kitts Park and take a tour around the Meridian First Light house!
May 7th to 24th
Weekdays 12pm – 4pm
Weekends 10am – 5:30pm
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