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24 July 2014

Solar Power for Schools

The Greens are hot on the solar promotion tour with them announcing their 'Solar for Schools' policy today in Laingholm. Solar and schools...
8 July 2014

Solar is winning

"As early as 2018, solar could be economically viable to power big cities. By 2040 over half of all electricity may be generated in the same...
16 April 2014

Solar power competes with oil

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Solar power competes with oil

End may be in sight for fossil fuels   Solar power has won the global argument. Photovoltaic energy is already so cheap that it...
11 April 2014

The disruptive potential of solar power

A recent study by global management consulting company McKinsey & Co. has recognised the potential of solar power to be a game-changer in the...
25 March 2014

Power to the People in NZ

Last month M2 Magazine featured an article on the changing face of solar power. Once criticised as being unreliable, expensive and “not...
21 February 2014

Power prices still rising in NZ

Against a background of the Greens Solar power finance policy a report commissioned by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has found...
17 February 2014

Greens pushing Solar PV

The Greens have announced a new policy which would allow New Zealanders to finance up to $15,000 to have Solar Photovoltaics installed on the roof...
15 January 2014

Celebrating Again - 100kW for Palmerston North

We are celebrating again! Having recently completed the largest Solar PV system in New Zealand at Yealands Estate Winery in Blenheim, we are about...
8 January 2014

PowerSmart Win Best Emerging Renewable Energy Company

PowerSmart has been judged Best Emerging Renewable Energy Company – Asia in The New Economy’s Sustainable Energy Awards 2013. It is...
25 November 2013

Anna's Weekend Win

Our very own Residential Project Manager, Anna has been making news recently! First she travelled to New York in October to complete the NY...
25 October 2013

Technology's top names: PowerSmart - NZ Herald

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...
20 March 2013

Philippines solar potential

PowerSmart eyes ‘enormous’ Philippines solar potential; Northpower, Damwatch scope Southeast Asia work. By Edward White, Energy...
3 February 2013

Lid blown on power price rort

By Susan Edmunds. Consumers pay up as companies revalue assets. Kiwi power prices have increased at twice the rate of most other countries...
1 January 2013

Ways to avoid sun, and capture it.

By Jamie Morton. Sophisticated apps from Niwa forecast UV dangers and show the amount of solar energy available for power. Real-time...
4 December 2012

Powering ahead with awards

  Mount Maunganui solar energy business PowerSmart has added to its trophy cabinet with another three business awards for its work...
29 June 2012

New Zealand should be a leader in solar energy

NZ can be a leader in solar energy, but must act now. Credit: BRENDAN WINITANA OPINION: Japan is in a crisis. Since the earthquake and...
28 June 2012

Falling cost makes solar panels tempting

Investors are tossing up whether to invest in state-owned electricity company floats or install solar panels kits in their homes, according to the...
28 June 2012

New Zealand, 100% solar by 2020?

Series 2012, Episode 4 | 100% Solar 28 Jun 12 | 0:24:12 | Classification: G Tim Wilson hosts a finale five-part series for TVNZ 7 with a big...
23 June 2012

Solar power has bright future

Image: Mike Bassett-Smith, director at PowerSmart ITRAT BASHIR   Solar generation surged past wind power to become the renewable...
19 June 2012

Solar energy boom on horizon for Japan

Photo / Thinkstock Japan is poised to overtake Germany and Italy to become the world's second-biggest market for solar power as incentives...
18 June 2012

Winter power price rises bite

By Nicholas Jones Households will be paying higher power bills this winter as energy price increases made months ago bite in the cold...
8 November 2011

Pacific micro-state switches entirely to renewable energy

Tokelau challenged world leaders at the UN climate talks in Durban to follow its lead John Vidal in Durban guardian.co.uk, Thursday 8...
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