09 Jan 2020
Solar will play a critical part in NZ’s energy future
In 2019 we saw a huge movement towards sustainable living and homes, the ban of single-use plastic bags, talk of rising power costs, and how New Zealand needs to change to be energy effecient by 2030. In a nutshell, our future generations depend on it.
To reach New Zealand’s renewable energy target in 2030, solar will play a major part over the next ten years.
18 Oct 2019
Harrisons makes Solar Installation Quick and Easy
One of the most common questions we’re asked about solar is, “How long does it take to install?”
Before we go ahead and provide one simple answer, every installation is different, so let’s have a look at the installation process and what’s involved!
21 Sep 2019
World Green Building Week 23-29 September
World Green Building Week kicks off 23 September 2019 to raise global awareness of the benefits of building warm, dry quality buildings with a sustainable future. It all started back in 1993 and has grown in size due to the urgency to stop climate change and look at long term global solutions.
18 Sep 2019
Five Ways to Future-Proof your New Build
So, you’re building a new house?
This can be a brilliant, satisfying experience, or a stressful nightmare. The difference is nearly always the upfront planning and the choices you make around key areas of your design.
Here are our top five ways to prepare your new home for a future that might include challenges to energy supplies, limited access to water and other resources, and changes in technology.
16 Aug 2019
What is SEANZ and Why it Matters
SEANZ is an independent organisation and represents all stakeholders from business to end-users of solar, batteries, and home and building energy management systems. Part of SEANZ’s role is to help lead New Zealand’s vision of energy independence by establishing and maintaining the platforms on which the technology, stakeholders, legislation, policy, events, and standards operate.
14 Aug 2019
New Zealand Farms Warm to the Potential of Solar Energy for great Return on Investment
If there are two things New Zealand has in abundance, it’s farms, and sunshine. This makes modern solar technology an almost perfect fit for commercial farming operations, from dairy to horticulture.
Dairy farms in particular, are a natural, advantageous fit with solar. Because dairy operations are often power intensive, running milking sheds, chillers, and plenty of lighting among other needs, they have a lot to gain. Dairy farms usually have an abundance of available rooftop real estate for solar panel installation, currently doing nothing.
17 Jun 2019
What Happens in a Poorly Ventilated Home?
New Zealand has a terrible track record when it comes to properly insulating and ventilating our homes.
According to the Auckland City Council’s report on Homes and Places, “People who live in unhealthy homes have an increased risk of contracting a range of serious and avoidable illnesses such as meningitis, rheumatic fever and pneumonia. Unhealthy homes also heighten the risk of physical injury and can lead to depression and other forms of mental illness.”
14 May 2019
How batteries are making solar more affordable than ever
Phil Harrison explains which new battery system is making modern solar more affordable than ever.