Solar energy panels are on meetinghouses in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in Australia, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Tonga, American Samoa, Tahiti, Cook Islands and New Zealand.

The Church’s engineer in the Pacific Area, David Amende, told Pacific Newsroom the Church is exploring ways to utilize solar power and reduce energy demand in more meetinghouses.

“The Church has made continued efforts to promote the use of solar PV panels to reduce running costs and energy demand, where permitted by local regulations,” said Amende