Stewart Island Place Names ……
Bald Cone ….. A descriptive name …… Iris & I used to laughingly refer to this very distinctive land mark as “Queen Vic’s Nose” and the ridge running south from the high point as “The Dragon’s Tail” due to the very prominent rock formations along the skyline.
But we now produce 100 % of our electrical needs, and are completely "Off Grid", Excess electricity is used to heat our domestic hot water and central heating system and this has cut our non renewable heating fuel usage to around 20% of pre solar.. All cooking is electric, no more LPG. See More .......
Kowhai Lane is also Solar powered,
Kowhai Lane is "Grid Tied" Excess production is used to heat water. Production beyond the house requirements is exported, thus cutting diesel use in the wider grid. At night Kowhai Lane Lodge receives power from the grid.
Like Sails Ashore, all cooking is electric,,,,, No LPG