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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...

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...

Snow visits South Island
Snow visits South Island
26 May 2015

Winter has arrived slightly early with heavy snow in the Southern Lakes. We recieved a great photo of a new install we did there last week covered in snow and just couldn't help but share. It is amazing what the difference one week can...

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...

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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.