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Tesla Announces Solar Roof Tiles and New PowerWall
Tesla Announces Solar Roof Tiles and New PowerWall
3 November 2016

In February this year we posted a story on 'Solar Roads', where solar panels are literally the cobbles on roads in France. Eion Musk of Tesla fame just announced to his shareholders of Tesla a new product a solar roof tile. The tile...

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...

Anna adventuring in China
Anna adventuring in China
11 October 2016

To some the idea of going away on holiday and racing non stop for days on end with little rest is hell, but for Anna it is an adventure to brag about. Anna has recently returned from a two week adventure in China where she competed in two epic...

Batteries and the Future Of Residential Solar Power
Batteries and the Future Of Residential Solar Power
6 September 2016

Is it worth investing in solar power now! should I wait for the technology to get better and batteries to get cheaper? PowerSmart was founded in 2007 and as a company has seen many changes take place in the solar power industry. We have...

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...

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...

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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.