Congratulations to Anna Farrow, Nick Officer and the rest of the team at First Light NZ.

First Light NZ is one of 20 teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 for their Meridian First Light house. This award winning house is designed to run entirely off solar energy, and produce at least as much energy as it uses. You can find out more about its design here.

In only 7 days the house has been constructed for viewing at Frank Kitts Park. It will be open to the public on Monday to Fridays from 12pm-4pm and weekends from 10am-4pm in May, before it travels to compete in Washington D.C. later this year.

We look forward to monitoring their progress and wish them all the best.

Wendy and the team.