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The Very Near Future of Solar Electricity
The Very Near Future of Solar Electricity
15 March 2016

We often hear how batteries are going to change the world we live in. To a large extent they already have with smart phones capable of all sorts of amazing computing tasks from almost anywhere.  PowerSmart has been at the forefront of the...

Anna Wins Coast to Coast 2 Day
Anna Wins Coast to Coast 2 Day
16 February 2016

All the team at PowerSmart Solar would like to congratulate Anna on her outstanding win in the Coast to Coast 2 day on the weekend. It was Anna's first go at the two day individual event having done it as a pair in 2015 and she absolutely...

Sylvia Park Exceeds Expectations
21 January 2016

Sylvia Park Solar Electricity system has just had it's 1st Birthday, with a short article appearing in Stuff to celebrate the milestone. Great to see that the panels are getting their annual clean. Kiwi Property who owns Sylvia Park is listed on...

Where is the leadership in the Electricity industry
Where is the leadership in the Electricity industry
3 December 2015

Over the last two years PowerSmart has had visits from a number of politicians regarding solar generation in NZ. One of the regular visitors has been Gareth Hughes from the Green Party who had his 'Fair Go For Solar' come up in front of...

PowerSmart Off-Grid Solar adds up
27 November 2015

A future of no more powerbills is here for many. PowerSmart is seeing many people building new rural homes, opting not to connect to the grid, on purely financial savings. Often the cost of connection is about the same as a full off-grid solar...

PowerSmart wins again at SEANZ 2015 Awards
PowerSmart wins again at SEANZ 2015 Awards
17 November 2015

For the second year PowerSmart has gone home with more than one award from the annual SEANZ dinner. This year PowerSmart won awards for 'Best Solar PV Installation with Storage' for the Tuvalu and Northern Cooks project and 'Largest...

Tesla Model S vs V8 SuperCar
5 November 2015

This video is so worth the watch even if you aren't into cars. Very cool technology and very well...

Katikati Off-Grid Solar
Katikati Off-Grid Solar
27 October 2015

At PowerSmart we love installing off-grid solar electricity systems. On Friday Pranay and Duncan finished installing a 2.34kW off-grid system with 24kWh battery storage just north of Katikati. Part of bigger project, the install was only for the...

PowerSmart and XERO
PowerSmart and XERO
8 October 2015

In September we had the video team from XERO turn up to shoot a story on Mike for some of their upcoming advertising campaign. They spent the day videoing around Mount Maunganui including: down at the beach, in the water while Mike was surfing and...

New Zealands Largest Solar PV Electricity System
New Zealands Largest Solar PV Electricity System
9 October 2014

"It's been awesome dealing with all you guys.... We have never had a project go so smoothly and with no hidden costs or surprises. It's a credit to all you guys for how well everything was planned and executed."  Dan...

Technology's top names: PowerSmart - NZ Herald
Technology's top names: PowerSmart - NZ Herald
25 October 2013

Working in the Pacific over the past year has left solar power company PowerSmart with a successful large-scale solar project, a hearty tan for several of their staff, and a spot in the TIN100+ list of companies. Estimated revenue of $5.4...

GRAHAM 'HOPPY' HOPKINS - POWERSMART OPERATIONS MANAGER
GRAHAM 'HOPPY' HOPKINS - POWERSMART OPERATIONS MANAGER
9 October 2013

With mum, dad and three kids our family of five consume quite a lot of electricity. Running a spa pool, fridges, freezer’s, heating and digital devices, it has been hard to keep the power bills under control. Our 5.75kw grid tied system...

We have moved!
We have moved!
1 September 2013

Drop by and see us in our new building, a converted warehouse with shipping containers for offices, shared creative workspaces, the beginnings of an indoor rainforest and a relaxing social area with table tennis. The converted shipping...

Video - Dean Parchomchuk and Charlotte Yates at TEDx Tauranga
Video - Dean Parchomchuk and Charlotte Yates at TEDx Tauranga
9 August 2013

In this talk you'll hear the amazing story of how a small team changed the lives of the people on a small tropical island of Tokelau by replacing their crippling dependency on diesel generated electricity with solar power, and the impact that...

Beating the heat in Costa Rica
Beating the heat in Costa Rica
15 July 2013

By Matt Curry. In May of this year I was given the amazing opportunity of installing a solar power system with our team in Costa Rica. The system was to be a good sized one, at over 7kW, on the “Centro Veterinario Costa Ballena” a...

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Testimonials

"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.