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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...

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...

Philippines solar potential
Philippines solar potential
20 March 2013

PowerSmart eyes ‘enormous’ Philippines solar potential; Northpower, Damwatch scope Southeast Asia work. By Edward White, Energy News. New Zealand energy service companies are looking to the Philippines for growth...

Lid blown on power price rort
Lid blown on power price rort
3 February 2013

By Susan Edmunds. Consumers pay up as companies revalue assets. Kiwi power prices have increased at twice the rate of most other countries over the past three decades. A book next month from Victoria University researcher Geoff Bertram,...

Ways to avoid sun, and capture it.
Ways to avoid sun, and capture it.
1 January 2013

By Jamie Morton. Sophisticated apps from Niwa forecast UV dangers and show the amount of solar energy available for power. Real-time technology developed by Niwa reveals when we should avoid the worst of the sun and harness the best...

Powering ahead with awards
Powering ahead with awards
4 December 2012

  Mount Maunganui solar energy business PowerSmart has added to its trophy cabinet with another three business awards for its work installing sustainable power systems in the past week. The company won both the...

New Zealand should be a leader in solar energy
New Zealand should be a leader in solar energy
29 June 2012

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 tsunami of March 11, 2011, which crippled the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant, 59 of its nuclear power...

Falling cost makes solar panels tempting
Falling cost makes solar panels tempting
28 June 2012

Investors are tossing up whether to invest in state-owned electricity company floats or install solar panels kits in their homes, according to the micro-generation industry. Brendan Winitana, chairman of the Sustainable Energy Association,...

New Zealand, 100% solar by 2020?
New Zealand, 100% solar by 2020?
28 June 2012

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 aspiration - to find big ideas that could transform New Zealand as we know...

Solar power has bright future
Solar power has bright future
23 June 2012

Image: Mike Bassett-Smith, director at PowerSmart ITRAT BASHIR   Solar generation surged past wind power to become the renewable energy technology of choice for global investors in 2011. Solar attracted nearly twice as much...

Solar energy boom on horizon for Japan
Solar energy boom on horizon for Japan
19 June 2012

Photo / Thinkstock Japan is poised to overtake Germany and Italy to become the world's second-biggest market for solar power as incentives starting July 1 drive sales for equipment makers from Yingli Green Energy Holdings to...

Winter power price rises bite
Winter power price rises bite
18 June 2012

By Nicholas Jones Households will be paying higher power bills this winter as energy price increases made months ago bite in the cold weather. The increases will be especially felt in the North Island. Some Auckland households face...

Pacific micro-state switches entirely to renewable energy
Pacific micro-state switches entirely to renewable energy
8 November 2011

Tokelau challenged world leaders at the UN climate talks in Durban to follow its lead John Vidal in Durban guardian.co.uk, Thursday 8 December 2011 18.09 GMT The head of government of Tokelau island, Foua Toloa, during a press...

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.