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Powersmart Solar

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?

BECAUSE WE LOVE DOING GREAT PROJECTS, IN GREAT PLACES, WITH GREAT PEOPLE.

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.

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.

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Areas Serviced:

Northland Auckland Waikato Bay of Plenty Gisborne Region Hawke's Bay Taranaki Manawatu-Wanganui Wellington Tasman Nelson Marlborough West Coast Canterbury Otago Southland

Services Offered:

Solar PV Battery Storage

PowerSmart Solar - Eric Murray's Testimonial

In this short video one of New Zealand's most successful rowers. Eric Murray, talks about his family's decision to have solar installed on their dream home in the St Kilda development near Cambridge.


Powersmart Solar - Vunabaka Resort Fiji

Vunabaka resort is typical of many of the projects that we work on, in that years worth of work have gone into it before anything seems to happen. This is a project that is at the cutting edge of solar PV projects and uses the best technology sourced from all over the globe. 

In 2012 we were approached by some developers who wanted to build a beautiful resort in Fiji, but like many Pacific islands there was the major issue of electricity. Their solution at that stage was to do multiple off grid homes and lodgings all with their own solar power system and battery back up. While great in theory, we quickly realised that there were major inefficiencies in doing it this way and so came up with a suggestion modelled off what we had done in Tokelau but with a twist.

PowerSmart solution was to create a minigrid using multiple solar arrays all feeding into a single centralised battey bank that powered a reticulated grid that all the buildings were connected to. There a number of advantages to doing this:

  • With multiple arrays orientated in different directions a more constant supply of electricity is possible throughout the day
  • A centralised battery bank helps to eliminate inefficiencies compared to having individual batteries on each home
  • Because all the electricity generated by the solar PV is fed into a centralised pool of electricity, individual houses on the development can be charged for electricity. This gives the developer or manager of the resort another income stream.

In October 2016 Stage One was completed with over 300kW of solar PV panels and 2 Megawatt hours of Tesla industrial battery storage (Tesla powerpack). This is all backed by PowerSmarts own proprietary monitoring and control programme which ensures a constant supply of electricity to the grid.

This project also won 'Best Solar PV Off Grid Implementation' at the annual SEANZ (Solar Electricity Association of New Zealand) Awards in November 2016