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 baches 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 hand-manufactured a range of deep cycle batteries for this market.
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 the 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.
In September 2016 Able Solar was purchased by Mike Prior and family, after working for Graeme for over 15 years it was a natural transition into the director's role for Mike and a well-earned break for Graeme.
Able Solar moved business premises to Takanini at the same time.
We have now grown into the top Off Grid and Solar water pumping specialist company in New Zealand with a network of installers and service agents covering both islands.
Our Mission is to supply high quality products and services at affordable prices.