McNae Wins Solar Industry Award

McNae Electrical Solutions Wins 2018 SEANZ Award For Best Small Business In New Zealand

SEANZ Award 2018

The best of New Zealand’s sustainable energy sector was on show Friday evening, when the Sustainable Energy Association of New Zealand (SEANZ) concluded its annual “Tomorrow’s Energy Today” conference and announced the winners in its 2018 Energy Awards

McNae Electrical Solutions are pleased to announce that we were awarded the Best Small Business Award at the event. The SEANZ annual Energy Awards Conference was held 27-28 September 2018 at the Grand Millennium Hotel in Auckland. The annual awards are granted to businesses in the solar industry for things including service, leading innovation and installation quality.

We were awarded Best Small Business Award. McNae Electrical Solutions was praised as “reputable, reliable and professional solar integrators that service the Manawatu's solar industry needs, McNae Electrical contribute to the New Zealand solar industry at large” said SEANZ in a media release. Managing Director, Clayton McNae was there to collect the award. This award adds to the Best Solar PV and Battery Grid Connected Implementation award that McNae Electrical Solutions won in 2016.

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