About us

About us

Aquarian heat pump water heaters are distributed by Energy Alternatives. Founded in 2006 as a company offering energy efficiency and renewable energy options for residential and commercial applications, Energy Alternatives is a solutions-based company focused upon assisting clients to achieve cost effective energy efficient, affordable healthy homes sustained by renewable energy technologies.

Because Energy Alternatives is dedicated to providing New Zealand homeowners with robust effective renewable energy systems, the Aquarians are the core product range, and are offered as stand-alone energy efficiency solutions or in combination with solar PV.

In line with our commitment to quality, our Aquarian heat pump water heaters come with 10 year warranties. All products sourced through Energy Alternatives come with the assurance that the product is fit for purpose, of the highest quality, professionally engineered for its application and complies with all appropriate Codes and Standards.

Founder of Energy Alternatives

Dana Darwin
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Dana is a passionate advocate for clean energy technologies and integrating innovative energy efficiency products and solutions. Since 2005 he has been active in the NZ solar and renewable space having acting as business development officer to many of the largest solar companies, served as Acting CEO of the Solar Association,  Business Development Officer and most recently assisted with the launch of the Customer Assurance Scheme.

One of his recent successful solar initiatives is managing the Warm Pools for Schools program which has installed thousands of m2 of solar heating since inception. He also belongs to and supports several industry associations including SEANZ, NZ Green Building Council, SBN and is a Trainee Homestar Assessor.

Currently he is based on Waiheke Island where he and his partner Liz are in the midst of planning to build the first 10 Homestar building in NZ which will be a demonstration project featuring some of the latest innovations in clean technology.