Thousands of Kiwis are going solar with the help of Harrisons Energy Solutions - Janet and Mike Brenton from Turangi had their solar system installed in March 2019, 12 months on - this is their story so far.
Great advice from Brad at Harrisons
“We worked with Brad Horne last year to get solar power installed onto the house we were building and we bought 16 panels and a Tesla battery. Brad was great and he gave us good advice about what we should have and it has worked well for us even through the winter.
Separate bills nightmare
For our mains electricity and as we live near Turangi, we come into the area of the lines company of Te Kuiti who transport electricity and Trustpower supply it. This set up gives us separate bills per month for electricity and supply. Everywhere else in NZ has the supply and electric all in 1 bill!
Very happy with the result
We have been looking through our electricity bills for the last year and doing the totals as best we can. It is a bit complicated as we had to have and pay for a new meter that was installed in March
2019 as we were then exporting electricity for the first time. When we subtract our lines charges from the solar power we have exported we are just over $50 in credit for the last year. This has exceeded our expectations and we are very happy with the result.
We keep our electricity demand low
Our new house is well insulated, and we have a wood burning stove with a wet-back for hot water in the winter. We can keep our electricity demand low.
We made the right decision in getting solar power with a Tesla battery and hope that it will look after us in years to come”.
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