Muntanui Solar Power Station produced its first 1MWh of electricity at precisely 08:00am on Tuesday 13th August.
1MWh is just under a quarter of our annual usage. It has taken one third of the year to produce it, but we will be producing well above our requirements for the remaining two thirds of the year.
It took slightly longer than anticipated originally -- in fact, twice as long, due to it being the middle of winter.
Power production is once more on the rise as we head into spring and we are looking forward to being in credit with the power company until next winter.
Posted by Farmer Wan
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