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Harnessing the power of the sun

When early Māori explorers came to the land where Cromwell now stands, they were impressed by how bright the sun was and how little it rained. Surely there is a hole in the sky, they decided. Today, the Cromwell region still basks in the sun year-round – the perfect home for an innovative solar energy business.

“When our family started Infinite Energy in 2013, solar power still wasn’t on the radar for many people,” says Regan Heal, General Manager of Infinite Energy. “Having worked in the energy efficiency space, it was apparent that our demand for energy was going to exceed the supply we have from existing renewable energy assets – and solar has a great future to be part of the solution.”

Regan’s instincts about renewable energy turned out to be right. The company has gone from strength to strength in its 9 years of operation and now has a staff contingent of 18 across two branches.

Originally from Dunedin, Regan grew up holidaying in Central Otago. When it came time to put down roots to raise his own family, Cromwell was the obvious choice. After a stint in Wellington, Regan shifted here in 2012 and never looked back.

“I love the community – I have always found it very welcoming. Being in a community with so many young families is great and presents lots of opportunities for our kids to develop and flourish.”

When he’s not bringing the power of the sun to the community, you can find Regan on the sports field. He coaches kids cricket in the summer and supports the boys with rippa rugby in the winter. Regan and many of his team are also active members of the Cromwell Squash Club and Cromwell Golf Club, both of which are sponsored by Infinite Energy.

It is this same community-mindedness that led Infinite Energy to support Light Up Winter since its inception.

“We’ve been behind Light Up Winter from the very beginning – mainly because we saw the value in getting families out of hibernation and engaging in the community during winter,” says Regan. “It has transformed into a magical event, and being free to attend it brings a lot of joy to our community – and we love to do our part to support this.”

For more information on this awesome local company, visit their website:, email, or find them on social media: @InfiniteEnergyNZ. Infinite Energy recently shifted into its new building at 44C McNulty Road, and Regan welcomes anyone who would like to find out more about the power of the sun to drop in for a chat.


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