Able Solar Ltd offers a range of home alternative power systems using wind generators, solar panels, and micro hydro turbines. The power generated from these natural forms of energy goes into a bank of deep cycle batteries where it is stored ready for use in the home.
ABLE SOLAR LTD is a privately owned and operated company specializing in Renewable Energy Systems utilizing Solar and Wind powered generating equipment, storage batteries and control equipment. Able Solar was established in October 1981 in Auckland, and we traded under the name of Able Battery Company Ltd.
In the beginning our main business was the distribution of Lead Acid batteries for many applications including Automotive, Industrial and Recreational.
As the business grew a market emerged for quality Deep Cycle Batteries for use in remote batches for lighting and DC pumping, People started asking for a better battery for this service. We purchased old bus battery manufacturing equipment from Australia and as newer, more advanced equipment became available to manufacturers, older equipment were available to us at very low costs. The grid casting machines were too large for our small operation so we just purchased the Grid Moulds and Hand Burning racks. We then designed Hand machines to run the grid moulds and started manufacturing Heavy Plate Deep Cycle Batteries (by hand) in small quantifies.
This operation proved very successful - All our production was pre-sold in advance and sales exceeded production very quickly. We commenced importing a range of batteries from a U.S Battery Manufacturing Co in Corona USA to satisfy local demand for this growing market. Solarex Solar Photovoltaic modules (which later merged with BP Solar) were offered and as prices started to fall a new exciting market emerged around New Zealand.
With expansion a decision was made to purchase a new facility in Waitakere City where we could set up and grow the business. In October 1996 we opened our new building.
Our Mission is to supply High quality products and service at affordable prices where possible. Our staff are committed to this growing industry and we use Solar Power everyday in our homes and at our office in Waitakere City.