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Solar power off the grid

Borland Lodge can run by the sun

A solar panel system that reduces electricity costs and our energy footprint is a significant introduction to Borland Lodge. The Solar panels, foundations and framing were installed by Awarua Synergy. The system it's self consists of 90 panels making up 22kw of photovoltaic generation in a fixed configuration. They have been angled to make best use of available sunlight while taking into account the differences in summer & winter sun configurations. Electricity that is generated is used within the Lodge first to  give maximum savings, then any excess electricity is exported to the national grid.

Green lake landslide  Borland

The Green Lake Landslide

Visible from Borland Saddle and the Mount Burns Track, the slide occurred about 13,000 years ago. 27 cubic kilometres of the Hunter Mountains crashed into the Grebe Valley. This is possibly the world’s largest landslide above sea level.

Before the Takis

Geologists believe that a 14km high volcano originating far to the north of New Zealand was swallowed in the great upheavals that shaped the Earth and emerged here tipped on its side. The Takitimu Range is the eroded remnant of this colossus.