The Kiwi love affair with solar is spreading.
Last year a record 3,300 homes installed solar panels. Now there are more than 18,000 solar homes around the country. Transpower estimates that number could hit 1.5 million by 2050. To glimpse our solar future you only need to look across the Tasman. Aussie homeowners are taking power into their own hands and switching to solar to avoid rising power prices. Last year a record number of solar panels were installed in Australia increasing the number of solar homes there to more than 1.7 million.