Story: Wind and solar power

Christchurch rooftops

Christchurch rooftops

If each roof in New Zealand was equipped with solar panels the area available for capturing solar energy would be more than enough to meet the country’s energy requirements. This view gives an indication of the area potentially available in suburban Christchurch.

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Veronika Meduna, 'Wind and solar power - Solar energy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Veronika Meduna, published 12 Jun 2006