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Base Power to support Australians affected by bushfires

Base Power Business Manager Jayson Vinsen hopes the loan of standalone power system equipment to towns impacted by Australia’s bushfires can in a “small way” help get the communities back on their feet. Base Power, the New Zealand-made standalone power system (SAPS), is providing about $1.3 million worth of powerful energy storage units, back-up generators […]

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Power on – no matter the weather

By Eric Pellicer – Powerco General Manager Business Development This report discusses Powerco’s ten-plus years of research and innovation of an all-in-one, renewable generation energy system. To date, 17 Base Power units have been deployed, equipped with a battery storage system and diesel generator back-up. The technology Base Power is a hands-off system, combining renewable […]

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Base Power in the Tangahoe Valley

The days of losing power in stormy weather should be a thing of the past for residents living in the upper reaches of the remote Tangahoe Valley east of Hawera. Lines company Powerco is in the process of installing five stand-alone, battery-powered units that produce electricity using a mix of solar and diesel generator energy. […]

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Why Base Power?

Farmer Hans Brink was overseas when devastating storms ravaged the lower North Island. It was mid-2015 and Hans’ wife Michelle was home alone when the power went out on their remote property. With a home and seven freezers to keep running, Michelle Brink had to rely on a small generator borrowed from a neighbour to […]

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Cutting-edge solar units

Cutting-edge solar units to relieve farms, rural businesses

Relief is in sight for farmers and other rural people suffering from electricity supply problems. Electricity distributor Powerco has developed a cutting-edge unit called Base Power. After last month’s storms caused massive damage to power poles and lines in the Central Plateau, Powerco provided five Base Power units to remote customers, giving them an uninterrupted […]

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