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How we do it

At PowerSmart we take care of everything so you don’t have to.

From engineering and procurement, all the way through to construction, we manage every aspect of your project with the expertise and service that we’ve built our reputation on.

The PowerSmart difference includes:

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  • Site and energy audit
  • Solar feasibility assessments
  • Concept system design and costings
  • Solar PV system performance modelling
  • Consulting services
  • In-house CEC accredited designers
  • Direct relationships with suppliers
  • Best components individually specified for each project.
  • National and international logistics expertise
  • Devanning, warehousing and distribution
  • Built to highest standards
  • Management of all consents and compliances
  • Complete end to end project management
  • Inhouse CEC accredited install team
  • Maintenance services available
  • Solar PV system monitoring available


Purchase options

PowerSmart GOLD

buy cheap electricity,

not solar panels.

No electricity price rise for up to 20 years.

Solar for business without the capital.

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Outright Purchase

Buy solar panels,

own the System.

Enjoy all the benefits of generating your own electricity.

Low electricity bills for 30+ years.

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Case Studies

PowerSmart prides itself on the work we do. Two of our founding directors are engineers and so since the very beginning we have designed and built systems to be proud of.

We firmly believe our customers get a better deal when they work with PowerSmart because we don’t cut corners and we design systems to last.  

Below is a selection of projects PowerSmart has completed.


Tarewa Mega Centre

Commercial Savings Through Solar

Tarewa Mega Centre

“In 2003 the biggest monthly power bill at Tarewa Mega Centre was around $4,000 - in 2014 it was more than $13,000.” Dan Udy - Director Udy Group, owners of Tarewa Mega Centre. Tarewa Mega Centre is located in Whangarei, Northland, an...

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Sylvia Park

New Zealand's largest solar electricity system

Sylvia Park

“We deal with a great number of contractors and would rate the PowerSmart delivery onsite as amongst the very best.” Jason Happy – National Facilities Manager Kiwi Property.   While most of the country seemed to be shopping...

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Tokelau Tokelau Tokelau Tokelau Tokelau

Utility scale off-grid solar electricity


On October 29th 2012 PowerSmart completed the award-winning ‘Tokelau Renewable Energy Project’, officially making Tokelau 100% solar-powered. Each of Tokelau's three atolls now has their own solar electricity system which will supply...

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Yealands Estate

PowerSmart GOLD installation

Yealands Estate

“We are delighted to be supplementing our existing renewable energy supply, which already incorporates solar water heating, wind and biological initiatives with solar PV electricity. This will certainly assist us achieve our ultimate goal of...

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McConnell Robotic Farm

Waikato Dairy Farm

McConnell Robotic Farm

Farming at the McConnell farm is different to most other farms in New Zealand. David and Glenys McConnell are long-time dairy farmers, and are constantly looking for new efficiencies to increase profitability. Since 2012 they have made a number of...

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Palmerston North City Council Solar Farm

Solar Farm in Manawatu

Palmerston North City Council Solar Farm

In February 2014 PowerSmart installed and commissioned a 100kW solar PV farm  on the rooftop of Palmerston North City Council’s Central Administration Building and the city’s Convention Centre - the largest solar PV system in New...

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Woldwide Farm

Southland Dairy Farm

Woldwide Farm

For many people the idea of solar electricity in Invercargill is just wrong. How could it ever work? They don't get enough sunshine. It is not hot enough. Solar PV is often misunderstood - it is actually not reliant on heat, only sunshine...

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We work with you to provide the greatest solution for your business’s energy requirements. Below are our most common questions, but feel free to ask us anything.

Is solar electricity right for my business?

If your business has a fairly constant electricity bill year round or one that...

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Do solar electricity systems require maintenance?

Solar electricity systems are relatively maintenance free as there are no...

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What size system do I need?

Generally the bigger your power demands the bigger the system. Until we...

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How long does it take to pay back a solar electricity system?

There is no set time as it depends on price you pay currently for you...

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Do you lease solar?

PowerSmart GOLD is not a lease but it allows you to have a solar electricity...

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What is Solar PPA?

Simply a Solar PPA is an agreement to purchase power at a fixed price for a...

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With solar will I have still have power in a powercut?

No. For 99.9% of businesses we install solar electricity systems for, they are...

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What warranties do you offer?

All our systems are backed by comprehensive manufacturers warranties, as well...

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How heavy are solar panels when mounted on the roof? Do the impact the roof structure or roof warranties?

Panels weigh around 18kg per panel, which is spread over approx. 1.5m2, so they...

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Do solar electricity systems require any consents?

Each council within New Zealand has its own policies regarding what they...

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interested in solar for my business!

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"We have never had a project go so smoothly, they finished two weeks ahead of schedule."

Dan Udy - Director: Udy Group

"We deal with a great number of contractors and would rate PowerSmart's delivery onsite as amongst the very best"


Jason Happy - National Facilities Manager at Kiwi Property

We are delighted to be supplementing our existing renewable energy supply, which already incorporates solar water heating, wind and biological initiatives with solar PV electricity. This will certainly assist us achieve our ultimate goal of self-sufficiency.”

Peter Yealands founder Yealands Estate Wines.


A selection of the many awards we have won....


Westpac Innovation

Finalist Westpac BOP Business Awards 2014: Innovation

Seanz Awards - Tuvalu and Northern Cooks

WINNER SEANZ 2015: best solar PV installation with storage

Tuvalu and NOrthern Cooks - 1.9mW

New River Green 50

New River green 50: Ranking # 14 in New Zealand

Seanz Awards - Craters of the Moon

Winner seanz 2014: best off-grid implementation

Craters of the moon, Taupo

Westpac Customer Service

Finalist Westpac BOP Business awards 2014: Customer Service

Seanz Awards - Sylvia Park Mall


Sylvia Park MALL - Auckland, 351 KW

Westpac Sustainability

Finalist Westpac BOP Business Awards 2014: Sustainability

SBN Awards 2014

finalist sbn awards 2014: Community innovation award

St Kilda development, Cambridge

SBN Award Impact

Finalist SBN Awards 2014: Renewables impact award

Yealand Estate Wines, Blenheim

Westpac Awards

Winner WEstpac BOP Business Awards 2014: BRanding and Marketing

BNZ Bay Of Plenty Export Awards

Finalist Bop export awards: Exporter of the year award

Seanz Awards - Otuwhare Marae

 Winner Seanz 2014: Best Grid-Tied implementation under 10kW

Otuwhare Marae, East Cape

SBN Awards 2012

Finalist Sustainable Business Network 2012 Awards: Trailblazer Sustainable Medium Business - BOP

Seanz Awards - Winner Craters of the Moon

Winner seanz 2014: Largest off grid implementation

Craters of the moon, Taupo.

Westpac Logistics

finalist westpac BOP business awards 2014: Manufacturing and LOgistics

NZSDA Awards

Bronze NZSDA Awards 2014: Powersmart HQ signage and brand

Economy's Sustainable Awards

Winner International Economy's Sustainable Awards 2013: Best emerging renewable energy company, South Pacific

New Zealand Innovators Awards

winner new zealand innovators award 2012: Innovation in Sustainability and Cleantech. Tokelau renewable energy project

New Zealand Sustainable 60 Awards

Winner NZ sustainable 60 awards: Best Small Business

EECA Awards

Winner EECA 2014: Right house renewable energy award

Tokelau Renewable Energy Project

SBN Award Renewables

Finalist SBn Awards 2014: Renewables innovation Award

tarewa mega centre, whangarei

Export New Zealand

Winner BNZ Bop Export Awards 2012: Emerging Exporter of the Year.

Seanz Awards - Winner Tarewa

Winner seanz 2014: Largest Grid Tied implementation:

Tarewa mega mall - whangarei, 240kW