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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...

Week 2 progress update - Fakaofo Atoll (Tokelau)
Week 2 progress update - Fakaofo Atoll (Tokelau)
28 June 2012

Image: View down the inverter room. It has been just over two weeks since the Powersmart team arrived on Fakaofo and we have seen great progress on the installation. With a total of 20 people working on site (5 supervisors and 15...

Mount solar star powering Pacific
Mount solar star powering Pacific
28 June 2012

Image: Solar panels and equipment arrive on Tokelau. Posted at 7:02am Wednesday 27th Jun, 2012 | By Hamish Carter hamishcarter@thesun.co.nz Work to create the world's first solar-powered nation has begun with resources from a Mount...

Tokelau to be entirely solar-powered (Source: One News)
Tokelau to be entirely solar-powered (Source: One News)
24 June 2012

Image: Noel and the Governor General - Fakaofo Atoll Noel Ackerman from Powersmart Solar was one One News last night talking about our project in Tokelau! Click here to watch the...

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...

Solar System on Fakaofo Atoll (Tokelau) Construction Underway
Solar System on Fakaofo Atoll (Tokelau) Construction Underway
17 June 2012

This week marked the first week in the construction of Fakaofo Atoll's solar power system.  The Tokelau Renewable Energy Project (TREP) will help transition the three Atoll's of Tokelau from fossil fuel power generation to be the...

Photovoltaic Cells Tap Underwater Solar Energy
7 June 2012

06/07/2012 07:40 EDT - NRL News Release 77-12r Contact: Daniel Parry Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Electronics Science and Technology Division, dive into underwater photovoltaic research to develop high bandgap solar...

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.