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We are celebrating big time!!!!
5 June 2014

Last Friday the team at PowerSmart walked to the top of Mauao (Mount Maunganui) to celebrate the signing of a $30 million contract. Today the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully announced to the world that PowerSmart is partnering with them to install 7500 Solar PV panels in the Northern Cook Islands and Tuvalu. This is a big win for PowerSmart and reward for many months hard work. This project involves the installation of 12 off-grid solar pv systems. The project is almost twice as large as the Tokelau project, we successfully completed in 2012. The planning is well and truely underway with construction due to start in September this year and completion expected early in 2015.

The team at PowerSmart are truely excited to be working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on this project. When completed it will make such an incredible difference to the lives of so many people in Tuvalu and the Northern Cook Islands.

Some interesting facts on the project:

  • 12 systems
  • 1.9MW
  • 3822 batteries weighing over 600,000kg
  • 3 civil install teams
  • 3 solar install teams
  • over 76,000 stainless bolts
  • over 7600t of equipment and material to be freighted from NZ

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.