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NOEL ACKERMAN

NOEL ACKERMAN

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 Mount Maunganui. The bach (being fairly small) has not had a single power bill since their solar system installation - in fact their power account is in credit. 

As summer is now over, their new 5.5kW system has so far only exported slightly more power than they have imported; during summertime it is expected to generate considerably more than they use. Ultimately they hope to have no power bills at all. 

Noel and Kris are shifting as much of their power consumption as possible to the daytime, washing clothes and running the dishwasher while their system is generating electricity. They also plan to put a timer on their hot water cylinder so that it only runs during the day. By maximising their home’s internal use of their solar power, and minimising the amount of power drawn from the grid, the couple is maximising their return on investment.

“Being an employee of PowerSmart I feel a great deal of satisfaction that we are producing more electricity than we consume. It is “walking the talk” so to speak. PowerSmart have a culture of being as ecologically responsible as possible which, for me, is one of the reasons it is a great place to work.”

Role POWERSMART LOGISTICS MANAGER

The rest of the team

ROGIER SIMONS (BID-Hons)
ROGIER SIMONS (BID-Hons)

An action-driven business & innovation manager with 15+ years’ experience in business management, product development, product...

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DEAN PARCHOMCHUK (BENG)
DEAN PARCHOMCHUK (BENG)

Dean has well over 15 years of engineering, design and project management experience in the international solar power industry. He has successfully...

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SHANE ROBINSON (BENG)
SHANE ROBINSON (BENG)

Shane’s expertise in the electrical engineering field is reflected in the large off-shore jobs he has helped design and implement. His...

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PRANAY KAR (MENG)
PRANAY KAR (MENG)

Originally from: Assam, India. Interests: Tramping, camping, photography, driving, opening up electronic equipment/computers and playing with...

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BRIDGET CONNELL
BRIDGET CONNELL

Bridget plays a vital role in the business as she has fully transformed the way our Health, Safety and Environmental Management works. Her dedication...

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SHANE SPICER (BSc)
SHANE SPICER (BSc)

Shane is a highly skilled people and project manager who has overseen the installation of hundreds of PowerSmart systems across Australia and New...

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RICHARD CULLWICK (BPHED)
RICHARD CULLWICK (BPHED)

Richard has been working with PowerSmart since 2013 and looks after all marketing and communications at PowerSmart. He works closely with many of...

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NOEL ACKERMAN
NOEL ACKERMAN

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...

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VICKI RAYNEL
VICKI RAYNEL

Being the accounts manager, Vicki is highly organized and efficient in her role. Having to cover a variety of areas including, Accounts payable /...

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JAYDE SLEEMAN (BMA)
JAYDE SLEEMAN (BMA)

Coming from a background in Graphic Design with some experience in web design, Jayde is able to implement those marketing ideas with a design flair....

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DUNCAN PANKHURST
DUNCAN PANKHURST

Duncan is a top electrician who has been in the industry for 19yrs, the last 4+ yrs at PowerSmart Solar. Having worked mainly installing solar...

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GLENN WARD

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MARTIJN SIMONS (BSc)
MARTIJN SIMONS (BSc)

Martijn is responsible for coordinating procurement and logistics associated with the company’s needs for materials and services, maintaining...

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SHAZAD IBNUL

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BRANDON SMITH

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DANIEL CASSIDY (NZDE)
DANIEL CASSIDY (NZDE)

Dan provides vital assistance to Pranay, our Off-Grid expert by designing PV layouts and wiring diagrams, processing new customers, providing...

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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.