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Solar Update

Solar Update

On Monday Shane from Tansley Electrical arrived to install our final 3 kw of solar panels to bring both inverter arrays up to full capacity.

Autumn, Energy, Sealions and things

Autumn, Energy, Sealions and things

Days are shortening quickly, especially noticeable since we went back onto NZ standard time. And although we’ve had a lot of lovely fine days on Stewart Island, it is definitely cooler.

Pulse of the Planet

Pulse of the Planet

Last October Rakiurs Hertzoff asked me if I would take a podcaster to Ulva Island. And so I found myself hosting Jim Metzner.

Stewart Island Drought

Stewart Island Drought

I’ve been carting water for our lawn and vegie garden since early December. Technically Stewart Island is temperate rain forest. We actually don’t have a particularly high annual rainfall, these last 10 years averaging around 1.43 m.