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PowerSmart and XERO
PowerSmart and XERO
8 October 2015

In September we had the video team from XERO turn up to shoot a story on Mike for some of their upcoming advertising campaign. They spent the day videoing around Mount Maunganui including: down at the beach, in the water while Mike was surfing and...

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...

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...

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...

Curtain Bank back up and running!
Curtain Bank back up and running!
16 April 2013

PowerSmart are warming families in more ways than one this winter with their sponsorship of the re-launch of Curtain Bank Tauranga at their new premises today. Curtain Bank is recycling used curtains and providing them to families who may not...

More award wins for PowerSmart!
More award wins for PowerSmart!
30 November 2012

This week PowerSmart has added 3 more business awards to their growing collection. At the New Zealand Sustainable 60 Awards on Wednesday night in Auckland the company from Mount Maunganui won both the ‘Community’ Category and the...

PowerSmart wins NZ Innovators Award for the Tokelau Project
PowerSmart wins NZ Innovators Award for the Tokelau Project
15 October 2012

On Friday night PowerSmart, a solar electricity company from Mount Maunganui, took out the award for innovation in Clean-tech and Sustainability at the 2012 NZ Innovators Awards in Auckland. It was a...

PowerSmart wins United Travel Emerging Exporter of the Year
PowerSmart wins United Travel Emerging Exporter of the Year
2 July 2012

Image: Marc-Antoine Simard, Serena England & Rogier Simons. Photo by Wayne Tait Photography' Winners of the BNZ Bay of Plenty ExportNZ awards were named on Friday night in true 'Cluedo' mystery style – the theme of the...

Shane Robinson - a stupendous solar success
Shane Robinson - a stupendous solar success
20 January 2012

Image: Shane Robinson, Joanne Robinson and baby Zach Oliver Robinson on location in Tokelau. CATHIE ROY/ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Editor's note: This is the ninth in a series of stories about people who were raised on the Sunshine Coast who...

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.