Blog

Niue Update
Niue Update
21 June 2018

Noel, Kris, and Jesse are currently in Niue where PowerSmart in conjunction with the Government of Niue and New Zealand Aid Programme is in the process of installing a utility-scale solar and battery solution for Niue power...

Tesla Battery Performs In Power Cut
Tesla Battery Performs In Power Cut
16 January 2018

The Brown family in Kerikeri were one of the first people in New Zealand to have a Tesla Powerwall 2 installed by us in late 2017. Little did any of us know how important that Powerwall 2 would become. Below is Rob's short email that he sent...

Solar Fastest Growing Energy Source of New Energy
5 October 2017

We are on the crest of a wave. Each year we install more solar panels and each year the size and complexity of these commercial solar PV systems gets larger. It is an exciting time to be involved with Solar PV and battery storage and looking at a...

Dream Comes True - NZ First Tesla Powerwall 2 Install
Dream Comes True - NZ First Tesla Powerwall 2 Install
22 August 2017

Since 2004 Chris has dreamed of living in Queenstown at the foot of the Remarkables with running trails at his doorstep and beautiful vistas out every window. This dream is now a reality with his new home receiving its final addition: a 5kw solar PV...

Largest New Zealand Solar Array at Yealands Wines
Largest New Zealand Solar Array at Yealands Wines
13 October 2016

Yealands Estate Wines can once again claim the title of having the largest Solar powered system in New Zealand having recently installed a massive 411kW system in partnership with PowerSmart. For the team at PowerSmart this now means that they have...

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...

Noel Ackerman, PowerSmart Logistics Manager 'walking the talk'.
Noel Ackerman, PowerSmart Logistics Manager 'walking the talk'.
31 May 2013

Noel has been with PowerSmart for two and a half years with a role in purchasing and logistics. Noel and his wife Kris installed a 3kW system on their bach 18 months ago, and they have recently also had a 5.5kW system installed on their home in...

Inverter and Battery Technology
Inverter and Battery Technology
23 May 2013

INVERTER TECHNOLOGIES What is an inverter? An inverter is an electrical device that is designed to convert Direct Current (DC) to Alternating Current (AC). DC is the power that is produced by solar panels however, AC is the standard power...

Finance options for solar power systems
Finance options for solar power systems
6 May 2013

KIWIBANK SUSTAINABLE ENERGY LOAN As PowerSmart is a member of SEANZ (the Sustainable Electricity Association of New Zealand), our customers are able to finance their solar electricity system using a Kiwibank Sustainable Energy Loan. This...

PowerSmart switched on and exporting power back to the grid
PowerSmart switched on and exporting power back to the grid
19 April 2013

Today marked the official ‘switch on’ of our 10kW solar power system at our new building on Tukorako Drive, Mount Maunganui. This is one of the only commercial solar power systems in Tauranga. We installed forty-five 230W solar...

Page 1 2 3 4 Next>>

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.