Meridian First Light House - Solar Decathlon 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Victoria University's design for the Solar Decathlon 2011

Building in progress - this is Day 7.

The Meridian Firstlight house on the Wellington waterfront.

Closer up - Day 9.
There is an exciting sight down on the Wellington waterfront right now - it is the Victoria University's Meridian First Light House for the US Department of Solar Energy Decathlon 2011. They have been selected as one of 20 University teams around the world and the only one ever from the Southern hemisphere to compete. Awesome. Their challenge was to "design, build and operate a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive solar-powered house." Right now they are building the actual house (and getting some attention) on the Wellington waterfront - a practice run if you like, before packing up the house and sending it over to Washington D.C. This project has been 2 years in the making and I wish them all the best. Read more about it here and here.
If you're in Wellington, check out the viewing this weekend.
Photographs via Firstlight House Facebook page.

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