About Us

The Alternative Energy Company is an environmentally-focused Kiwi business based near Nelson. 

The Alternative Energy Company was founded in 2012, to promote and sell renewable, energy efficient products. We introduced solar thermodynamic water heating technology to New Zealand and have exclusive rights to the exciting range of products from leading European manufacturer, Energie. We are passionate about renewable energy solutions and energy-saving technologies.
We also introduced Eurothane GP PIR insulation to New Zealand. This is an advanced and vastly superior insulation product from the European manufacturer, Recticel.

Our aim is to widen the awareness and uptake of Energie solar enhanced thermodynamic hot water technology, until it is the first choice for all buildings in New Zealand, both residential and commercial. This is because we believe it is the most energy-efficient, cost effective and environmentally sound way to heat water. 

We are based in Mapua, near sunny Nelson, at the top of the South Island and we distribute and install throughout New Zealand.

Our staff love living and working in this beautiful part of New Zealand. We are Peter, Patty, Trish, Phil, Christian and Ewok (occassional receptionist meet and greet dog) and we are keen to help you. 

Click through to see our domestic and commercial product ranges or contact us to find out more.


"Now that we are settled in, we felt that we must thank you and your amazing team for a wonderful job. From your team in the office, to the team on-site, the whole experience has been fantastic. Everyone that we've come into contact with has been friendly and helpful - we could not have asked for more.”

Fred and Wendy Grindlay,
Alternative Energy Company customers