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NZ Herald Article - NZ company helps Tokelau switch to solar
NZ Herald Article - NZ company helps Tokelau switch to solar
27 July 2012

Image: Powersmart Solar has worked with locals in Tokelau to help the Pacific Nation switch to 100 per cent solar powered energy. A New Zealand solar company is about to take a major step towards helping a diesel-dependant South Pacific...

Huffington Post: One Nations Electricity Going 100% Solar
Huffington Post: One Nations Electricity Going 100% Solar
27 July 2012

By A. Siegel. Writ large, around the world, liquid fuel (generally diesel) has a relatively small role in providing electricity and thus the "oil" and "electricity" domains have a minimal overlap. There are, however,...

Tokelau to become world's first solar-powered country
Tokelau to become world's first solar-powered country
25 July 2012

Image: Bringing in the solar panels has risks By Jenny Suo, 3 News Watch the news clip here: http://www.3news.co.nz/Tokelau-to-become-worlds-first-solar-powered-country/tabid/1216/articleID/262649/Default.aspx Tokelau is on...

Week 6 progress update - Fakaofo Atoll (Tokelau)
Week 6 progress update - Fakaofo Atoll (Tokelau)
22 July 2012

This last week was a milestone week on the TREP work site. Several major works reached completion. We now have all the batteries installed, filled with acid, and string interconnections complete.  The sparkies and their crew put some hours...

Week 5 progress update - Fakaofo Atoll (Tokelau)
Week 5 progress update - Fakaofo Atoll (Tokelau)
14 July 2012

Image: Solar array construction in progress When we first arrived on Fakaofo Atoll, the heat and humidity were almost unbearable coming from the New Zealand winter. Our bodies must have adapted well as we no longer sweat ourselves to sleep at...

NZ Trade & Enterprise article on Powersmart Solar in Export News
NZ Trade & Enterprise article on Powersmart Solar in Export News
12 July 2012

Image: Powersmart Solar Director Mike Bassett-Smith Tokelau, world's first solar power nation By Keri Welham A Mount Maunganui company is spearheading a pioneering project to transform the diesel-dependant South Pacific nation of...

Week 3 - Array construction underway!
Week 3 - Array construction underway!
3 July 2012

Image: Tokelauan workers assembling array frames In comparison to the batteries inverter installations, it has appeared that progress on the solar array has been slow. It has taken nearly three weeks to get 554 bolts epoxied into the concrete...

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...

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.