Sunergise and Hancocks Toast Solar Power Plant Launch

Sunergise New Zealand and Hancocks Wine, Spirit & Beer Merchants today celebrate the launch of a 211kWp solar power system to improve efficiencies at Hancocks’ Auckland Centre.

The 211 kWp solar implementation at Hancocks’ brand new large-scale facility in Auckland’s newest industrial and logistics hub at Māngere will provide both economic and environmental benefits. The grid-connected rooftop system is expected to generate 271 MWh of energy annually while offsetting 26,379 kg of carbon from entering the atmosphere – equivalent to planting 3,156 trees.

Sunergise New Zealand operations director René Kuys says, “We are delighted to be able to provide, clean, green, cost effective solar power to Hancocks’ Auckland centre. Sunergise has over 20MW of solar installed around the region, it is exciting to see a New Zealand business with such a strong history sharing our vision for a renewably powered future and taking a positive approach to meet today’s energy needs.”

Hancocks owner Joe Jakicevich adds, “The new Hancock’s facility included a massive roof area, so it made sense to be generating our own power. Not just as an economic saving, but more importantly, as something we do for the environment. It fits with other initiatives we have to support our community. It was a major project and we chose to take the step with Sunergise because of their expertise in large scale implementations.”

Hancocks is a 100% New Zealand family owned and operated business, established in 1859. A special, limited edition New Zealand sparkling wine helped mark the launch and part of the Sunergise 10 year anniversary celebrations.


"“he new Hancock’s facility included a massive roof area, so it made sense to be generating our own power. Not just as an economic saving, but more importantly, as something we do for the environment. It fits with other initiatives we have to support our community. It was a major project and we chose to take the step with Sunergise because of their expertise in large scale implementations."

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Hancocks is a 100% New Zealand family owned and operated business, established in 1859. A special, limited edition New Zealand sparkling wine helped mark the launch and part of the Sunergise 10 year anniversary celebrations.


Sunergise solar powers Sudima Hotel

Your next visit to Auckland can now include an extra sunny highlight.

Sunergise has partnered with Hind Management’s Sudima Hotels and implemented a 133kWp rooftop solar power system at Sudima Auckland Airport to help achieve their sustainability goals. As the country’s first carboNZero accredited hotel, it exemplifies the best in sustainable architecture and systems, along with world-class features, facilities and services.

Hind Management Executive Director – for Sustainability and Environment, Kanika Jhunjhnuwala, says a Bank of New Zealand NZ$100 million sustainability-linked loan allowed for further investment towards ESG growth opportunities.


"We have made significant headway into our KPIs for 2022, including working with Sunergise towards installing solar panels at our Sudima Auckland Airport hotel"


“The proposed system would potentially offset over 40% of the daytime load at this specific hotel. We hope others in the sector can see what is possible and be willing to collaborate to share knowledge and initiatives IP for the greater good.

“I am motivated to use this opportunity to advocate for change within our industry. On our journey, I have worked with many of our suppliers to facilitate changes in our supply chain to meet the strict criteria across our hotels. I’m also calling on my peers to meet and work with us, as together we can achieve much more.”

The solar power implementation increases the total installed by Sunergise throughout New Zealand and the Pacific Islands to over 20MW.

“Sunergise is delighted to be working with Hind Management as they lead the way for the tourism sector in New Zealand,” said Sunergise co founder Paul Makumbe.

“The Sudima implementation helps New Zealand present itself well to the new generation of international traveller and shows what’s possible today for the wider business community.”


Celebrating Ten Years of Pure Energy

We invite you to join us in celebrating ten years of creating pure energy from the sun!

Thank you to the passionate and dedicated Sunergise teams around New Zealand, Fiji and the Pacific Islands for sharing their expertise and helping us shine.

And thank you to all the companies, clients and supporters who shared our purpose in creating a sustainable, climate-friendly future and harnessed the power of good business.

Special expressions of gratitude must go to the IFC, Fijian Government, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, European Union, NZ Aid Programme, European Development Fund, MASDAR, Port Denarau Marina, Clay Energy, FEA, Todd Solar, Coca-Cola Amatil, Goodman Fielder, Tesla, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, ANZ Bank, Radisson Blu Resort, EnergyWorks, Morningside Precinct, Sherwood Queenstown, The Terraces Denarau, Sheraton, Mark One Apparel, Subway, Solomon Power, Jones and Sandford, Future Farms, Renewable Installations NZ, Turtle Island Resort, RB Patel, Element Living, Tokoriki Island Resort, International School Suva, Hunua School, Life Cinemas, Metco, The Tuesday Club, Proximity New Zealand, City Pharmacy PNG, UNICEF, Colenso BBDO, Rotuma Island and all the other visionary clients and supporters who help us shine.