giving you power

Our Story

Established in 2006, Current Generation has been a big part of the development of the alternative energy generation industry in New Zealand.

While based in sunny Nelson and locally owned, we have undertaken installations from Bluff to the Far North

We pride ourselves on our technical knowledge, customer service and the quality of our design and installation, drawing on the experience of a having installed hundreds of systems with providing solutions for an unparalleled range of technical challenges and customer requirements.

Our solutions are customised to your site and needs such that they maximise the resources available, give you the best value for money (not necessarily the cheapest!), work first time and look great!

We have many years experience installing some of the best products available from manufacturers such as BYD, Victron, Fronius, Powerlink-Kubota and Phono Solar.

Always straight talking, we’ll give you the facts, tools and support to understand the solutions we think are appropriate for you, allowing you to make an informed decision about how you power your future!


Our mission

To provide our customers with energy solutions that give them control, security and value into the future

Your team

Ben Leith

Managing Director 021 881 949

Having grown up on an orchard in the Moutere Valley, followed by working overseas for a number of years, Ben is now back in Aotearoa and fully immersed in the renewable energy industry and broader NZ business community. While a physicist by training, he now fills his days making sure everything is ticking over smoothly for our customers and team.

Joe Haddon

Operations Director (03) 547 8369

Joe is a lifelong designer, constructor and fixer. With his eye for detail and exacting standards, he ensures that your system is installed as it should be. A background including teaching, adventure guiding and paragliding means he has met and overcome many challenges and will make sure you feel comfortable throughout the installation process.

Mike Lynch

Technical Director (03) 547 8369

Mike has been an owner of Current Generation since 2017, designing and installing some of the most technical residential and small scale schemes you'll find in New Zealand over that period. Our technical wizard, if an elegant, practical solution exists, he'll find it. A generator guru too, having worked for Cummins, he can explain the 'what and why' better than anyone.

Ben Horlacher

Registered Electrician (03) 547 8369

An adopted Brit, Ben is a NZ registered electrician who oversees and undertakes the electrical side of the installation. His priorities are making sure your system works as designed and is safe.

Amanda Riedel

Customer Support and Office Manager (03) 547 8369

Originally from Zimbabwe, Amanda supports our customers and keeps the office and warehouse running. She’ll often be the first person you’ll speak to, helping you answer your questions and keeping the team in line.

Tim Montgomerie

Solar Installation Technician

Michael Dewe

Solar Installer & Electrical Apprentice

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Current Generation Ltd

129 Pascoe Street, Annesbrook, Nelson 7011