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passionate about renewable energy.

At PowerSmart we believe in a future driven by renewable energy and have been leading the charge since 2007. We offer bespoke renewable energy solutions including solar power and battery solutions for utility, commercial and business applications.  From experience, we know that no two organisations or communities energy consumption or energy problems are the same. As a result, PowerSmart designs, engineers and installs bespoke solar power and battery storage solutions while offering financial and maintenance packages.  


Why PowerSmart?


We make it easy, by taking care of every aspect of your renewable energy project. We have ensured we have very thorough systems and processes in place, such as our Health, Safety and Environment procedures to ensure every project is delivered on time and performs as expected.

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  • Site and energy audit
  • Solar feasibility assessments
  • Concept system design and costings
  • Solar PV system performance modelling
  • Consulting services
  • In-house CEC accredited designers


  • Direct relationships with suppliers ensure best components and prices
  • Best components individually specified for each project. 
  • National and international logistics expertise
  • Devanning, warehousing and distribution


  • Health and safety processes in place 
  • Built to highest industry standards
  • Management of all consents and compliances
  • Complete end to end project management
  • In-house CEC accredited install team


  • Maintenance services available
  • Solar PV system monitoring available


  • Outright purchases or Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) available



Commercial Solar Electricity 

PowerSmart prides itself on being a leader in commercial solar power installations in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. We are one of New Zealand's most experienced commercial solar electricity integrators and have direct relationships with all our suppliers, which means we are very price competitive. 

Two of our founding directors are engineers and so since 2007 when PowerSmart started we have designed and built systems to last and be proud of. As a result we have won over 20 awards including 5 SEANZ awards in 2014 and 2 SEANZ awards in 2015. including Largest Grid Tied Implementation for Sylvia Park and Best Best Solar PV System with Storage for Tuvalu and Northern Cooks Project.  Below is a selection of commercial solar power projects PowerSmart has completed since 2011.

Renewable Energy

solar delivers sustainability.

the simplest way to a renewable future 

"33% of consumers are now choosing to buy from brands they believe are doing social or environmental good."  (Unilever 2017). Solar is perfect for companies wanting to meet renewable targets and deliver on sustainability messaging. Solar is the future.

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Fixing Costs

controlling costs with solar.

electricity rates can be fixed for 20+ years.  

Solar electricity is great for fixing a portion of your companies power bill. Whether you purchase a system outright or use PowerSmart GOLD solar power costs do not increase with time. What you pay for your electricity today is what you will pay 10 years from now. 

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Energy Security

do power cuts cost you money?

commercial batteries are the answer.

PowerSmart's energy storage solutions (BESS) using commercial batteries offer instantaneous backup in time of emergency or power outages. BESS is an ideal solution for hospitals, cool-stores, civil defence posts or anywhere that electricity is critical. 

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get started towards a world powered by solar today!

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Finance options

At PowerSmart our commercial and business clients fit into two categories those who want
to buy their solar power system outright and those who want to take advantage of PowerSmart GOLD,
which enables businesses to buy solar electricity without having to buy a solar system.

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Case Studies

Yealands Estate - 411kW Yealands Estate - 411kW

PowerSmart GOLD installation

Yealands Estate - 411kW

“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...

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Sylvia Park Mall - 350kW

New Zealand's largest solar electricity system - 350kW

Sylvia Park Mall - 350kW

“We deal with a great number of contractors and would rate the PowerSmart delivery onsite as amongst the very best.” Jason Happy – National Facilities Manager Kiwi Property.   While most of the country seemed to be shopping...

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Tarewa Mega Centre - 240kW

Commercial Savings Through Solar

Tarewa Mega Centre - 240kW

“In 2003 the biggest monthly power bill at Tarewa Mega Centre was around $4,000 - in 2014 it was more than $13,000.” Dan Udy - Director Udy Group, owners of Tarewa Mega Centre. Tarewa Mega Centre is located in Whangarei, Northland, an...

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The Headwaters - 190kW The Headwaters - 190kW The Headwaters - 190kW The Headwaters - 190kW

Glenorchy Marketplace Project

The Headwaters - 190kW

New Zealand's most sustainably-designed tourist accommodation.  Camp Glenorchy is located 40 minutes drive from Queenstown under the shadow of Mount Earnslaw, and is the creation of Paul and Debbi Brainerd, North American...

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St Kilda Development - 150kW

St Kilda Development

St Kilda Development - 150kW

ST KILDA PARTNERSHIP. St Kilda is the first residential and commercial development in New Zealand that has been wholly committed to sustainability and energy efficient design from the outset. When Matt and Nikki decided to...

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Foley Family Wines - 156kW

Wine made with Solar Power

Foley Family Wines - 156kW

Foley Family Wines is owned by American Billionaire Bill Foley. Since 2009 Foley has brought a number of vineyards in the Martinborough region including Vavasour, Grove Mill, Martinborough Vineyard and Te Kairanga, as he believes this region...

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PNCC Solar Farm - 100kW

Solar Farm in Manawatu - 100kW

PNCC Solar Farm - 100kW

In February 2014 PowerSmart installed and commissioned a 100kW solar PV farm  on the rooftop of Palmerston North City Council’s Central Administration Building and the city’s Convention Centre - the largest solar PV system in New...

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Dunninghams Butchery - 86kW

NZ Butchery Supplies

Dunninghams Butchery - 86kW

Dunninghams was established in 1921 and offers New Zealand’s most comprehensive range of butchery supplies to butcher's all over the country. The privately owned business recently undertook their own energy audit to identify opportunities...

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Zespri Building -61kW

Zespri Headquarters

Zespri Building -61kW

Zespri installs solar on new headquarters A  newly commissioned system 61kW solar PV system is sitting pretty atop of the new Zespri Headquarters in Mount Maunganui.  For PowerSmart this was an exciting project to be working on a...

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McConnell Robotic Farm - 43kW

Waikato Dairy Farm

McConnell Robotic Farm - 43kW

Farming at the McConnell farm is different to most other farms in New Zealand. David and Glenys McConnell are long-time dairy farmers, and are constantly looking for new efficiencies to increase profitability. Since 2012 they have made a number of...

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ACT - Solar Schools Program

ACT Schools Program - 450kW

Between December 2011 and January 2013 PowerSmart installed over 450kW of solar panels on 35 schools in ACT, Australia. This was part of a massive $51 million dollar state funded program to have commercial solar electricity systems installed on 80...

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Auckland Schools - 35kW

Sustainable Schools on the North Shore

Auckland Schools - 35kW

The success of grid-tied commercial solar electricity systems lies in the ability to use electricity during the day when production is at its peak. Schools are one of the best candidates for commercial solar electricity with their peak energy...

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Woldwide Farm - 33kW

Southland Dairy Farm

Woldwide Farm - 33kW

For many people the idea of solar electricity in Invercargill is just wrong. How could it ever work? They don't get enough sunshine. It is not hot enough. Solar PV is often misunderstood - it is actually not reliant on heat, only sunshine...

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Vector Lights - 71kW

Solar Powers Vector Lights

Vector Lights - 71kW

On Auckland Anniversary weekend 2018, the Vector Lights on the Auckland harbour bridge were switched on for the first time. This exciting project transforms the bridge into a visual light show with over 90,000 colour changing LED lights...

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Ara Institute - 163kW

Ara Institute - 163kW

Ara Institute - 163kW

After the devastating Christchurch earthquakes in 2011 much of the central city needed to be rebuilt. As part of this rebuild, the Ara Institute of Canterbury built a new campus which incorporated many sustainability initiatives. PowerSmart was...

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Ranui Library

Auckland City Council

Ranui Library

Auckland City Council has been on a building spree lately when it comes to libraries and community centers. Ranui Library has been part of this regional upgrade and early in 2015 the new building was completed. The project also included solar power...

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Turing Building

Apartment Building

Turing Building

Ockham Residential Developments pride themselves in doing things right. They have a passion for Auckland and a desire to produce great places for people to live without crippling body corporate fees. The Turing building in Grey Lynn is a freehold...

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Otuwhare Marae

Otuwhare Marae

Otuwhare Marae

“We are pleased to recommend PowerSmart’s services to our Maori people. In fact, it was their core values of giving power back to the people, their openness and engagement with our people that gave us the confidence in the project for...

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Hikurangi Four Square

Hikurangi Four Square

Hikurangi Four Square

Innovative electricity solution keeps remote Four Square trading year-round It’s one of the first shops in the world to see the morning sun, and now the Four Square in Ruatoria is harnessing the sun’s rays in order to keep trading...

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Pita Te Hori - 93kW Pita Te Hori - 93kW

Pita Te Hori

Pita Te Hori - 93kW

Working with Hawkins construction and Ngai Tahu property, the Pita Te Hori project in central Christchurch was to install a 93kW solar electricity system on a commercial office building. The project presented a number of challenges but being a tall...

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"We have never had a project go so smoothly, they finished two weeks ahead of schedule."

Dan Udy - Director: Udy Group


A selection of the many awards we have won....


Seanz Awards - Craters of the Moon

Winner seanz 2014: best off-grid implementation

Craters of the moon, Taupo

New Zealand Sustainable 60 Awards

Winner NZ sustainable 60 awards: Best Small Business

Export New Zealand

Winner BNZ Bop Export Awards 2012: Emerging Exporter of the Year.

Westpac Customer Service

Finalist Westpac BOP Business awards 2014: Customer Service

SBN Awards 2012

Finalist Sustainable Business Network 2012 Awards: Trailblazer Sustainable Medium Business - BOP

Seanz Awards - Winner Tarewa

Winner seanz 2014: Largest Grid Tied implementation:

Tarewa mega mall - whangarei, 240kW

Westpac Awards

Winner WEstpac BOP Business Awards 2014: BRanding and Marketing

New River Green 50

New River green 50: Ranking # 14 in New Zealand

Seanz Awards - Otuwhare Marae

 Winner Seanz 2014: Best Grid-Tied implementation under 10kW

Otuwhare Marae, East Cape

Seanz Awards - Sylvia Park Mall


Sylvia Park MALL - Auckland, 351 KW

Westpac Sustainability

Finalist Westpac BOP Business Awards 2014: Sustainability

Westpac Logistics

finalist westpac BOP business awards 2014: Manufacturing and LOgistics

Economy's Sustainable Awards

Winner International Economy's Sustainable Awards 2013: Best emerging renewable energy company, South Pacific

SBN Awards 2014

finalist sbn awards 2014: Community innovation award

St Kilda development, Cambridge

Seanz Awards - Winner Craters of the Moon

Winner seanz 2014: Largest off grid implementation

Craters of the moon, Taupo.

EECA Awards

Winner EECA 2014: Right house renewable energy award

Tokelau Renewable Energy Project

SBN Award Renewables

Finalist SBn Awards 2014: Renewables innovation Award

tarewa mega centre, whangarei

Seanz Awards - Tuvalu and Northern Cooks

WINNER SEANZ 2015: best solar PV installation with storage

Tuvalu and NOrthern Cooks - 1.9mW

Westpac Innovation

Finalist Westpac BOP Business Awards 2014: Innovation

NZSDA Awards

Bronze NZSDA Awards 2014: Powersmart HQ signage and brand

New Zealand Innovators Awards

winner new zealand innovators award 2012: Innovation in Sustainability and Cleantech. Tokelau renewable energy project

SBN Award Impact

Finalist SBN Awards 2014: Renewables impact award

Yealand Estate Wines, Blenheim

BNZ Bay Of Plenty Export Awards

Finalist Bop export awards: Exporter of the year award