23 Nov 2018

Hastings Church hatches solar plan to reduce energy poverty

From Nine To Noon, 9:27 am on 23 November 2018
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Photo: Lance Cpl. John Robbart III

A Hawkes Bay church wants to build a mega solar farm to help to reduce energy poverty in the region.

The plan being developed by St Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Hastings involves installing up to 4000 solar panels, to supply 400 low income households in the suburb of Flaxmere with low cost electricity.

Kathryn talks with Reverend Jill McDonald and her husband and project manager, Chris Lambourne.