Story: Wind and solar power

Installing solar panels

Installing solar panels

Solar panels have been used to heat the water at the Eastbourne swimming pool, near Wellington, since 1981. Although it was expensive to buy and install the panels, the pool committee preferred solar heating because of the high ongoing cost of electricity.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1981/3783/8-F
Photograph by Merv Griffiths

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Veronika Meduna, 'Wind and solar power - Solar energy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4929/installing-solar-panels (accessed 14 August 2020)

Story by Veronika Meduna, published 12 Jun 2006