Solar Power for homes and businesses in Aotearoa

What we do


Tū Mai Rā Energy is using its connection to Māui as inspiration to once again tame the sun and harness its energy, and other natural elements. Tū Mai Rā Energy will use its values and beliefs to help connect people and organisations to the benefits of our natural elements for energy; Tamanuiterā(sun), Tāwhirimātea(wind) and Rūaumoko(geothermal).

Why we do it


Tū Mai Rā means to ‘Stand before the Sun’ and like our ancestor Māui, Tū Mai Rā Energy intends to harness the energy of the sun. As tangata whenua we are guardians of the land and need to empower our people to move our country towards a clean and sustainable future. We can harness the power of the sun to create tangible and sustainable benefits for our people.

Solar Solutions

Tū Mai Rā Energy offer solar solutions for the following

Pakihi | Commercial

Tū Mai Rā Energy are pleased to offer solar power solutions to commercial entities.

Ngā Kura | Schools

Solar systems enable schools to be an educational leader in renewable energy. Tū Mai Rā Energy solar systems harness the energy of the sun for positive financial, environmental, and educational outcomes.

Aumahi | Industrial

Industrial buildings have large roof areas, low shading effect, and substantial power consumption making these buildings extremely suitable for solar.


Marae across Aotearoa (New Zealand) are installing and utilising solar technology as a result of high energy prices and power shortages in the regions.

Ngā Pāmu | Farms

Utilising solar energy to power farm operations is now common, as electricity prices continue to remain stubbornly high.

Whare | Residential

Tū Mai Rā Energy offers solar power solutions for residential properties which provides an environmentally sustainable way to meet their energy needs wrapped up in an affordable package. Whether you are located rural, in the suburbs or right in the city,

Kāinga Tū Motuhake | Off-Grid

Off grid solar energy offers high tech and efficient solutions, bringing electricity to remote rural areas, with no need for huge electrical grids and unsustainable costs for governments or local communities.


Tū Mai Rā Energy’s vision is to accelerate energy self-sufficiency for Māori communities and Papakāinga.

Whakarite me te waihanga pūngao | Energy consulting and innovation

Tū Mai Rā Energy help businesses and communities plan their project by designing systems that harness energy from their natural environment and incorporating sustainable design principles.

Tā Mātou Rautaki - Our Strategy

Tirohanga Whānui – Vision

Transforming communities by harnessing the raw power of renewable energy sources in their natural environment.

Kaupapa – Mission

Our mission is to be the partner of choice for businesses and communities seeking sustainable and renewable energy solutions.

Ngā Uara – Values

We are committed to practicing and communicating values of tikanga Māori in our business. These values are:

  • Manaakitanga
  • Whanaungatanga
  • Kaitiakitanga
  • Whakapapa

Meet Our Whānau

Richard Jones


Rangitāne o Tamaki nui ā Rua, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao, Tuhourangi

Darrin Apanui


Rangitāne, Ngāti Porou, Te Ati Haunui ā Pāpārangi

Matiu Taurau

General Manager

Rangitāne, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahungungu

Tylah Wharehinga

Sales Consultant

Te Whānau A Kai, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Te Aitanga A Mahaki, Te Whakatōhea

Lance Rolleston

Electrician / Installer

Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi

Building Solar Powered Communities in New Zealand

These are the products we work with

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