26 Jun 2020
Solar batteries give homeowners control and independence
There is still a wide misconception solar panels need heat to make energy. When in fact, solar panels need light – not heat. Yes, panels make less energy in the winter, simply because the days are shorter, but even on the shortest days, solar panels generate all, or most of the power you’ll need to wash your dishes and clothes, use the dryer, lights, heat pump and appliances.
So, it comes as no surprise that homeowners often ask “if solar panels generate lots of energy, why would I need a solar battery?”
25 May 2020
The Sonnen Battery – there’s a lot to like!
Sonnen, manufacturer of the “sonnenBatterie” is shaking up the globe with its long list of awards, over 50,000 installations and intelligent energy software. Harrisons are excited to bring German made Sonnen batteries to New Zealand homes and businesses as a steadfast solution to rising power prices.
06 May 2020
Your 3-minute guide to solar (when you know nothing about solar)
Solar might seem daunting to follow - but in reality, there are three key elements that make up a solar system and smart technology takes care of the rest.
So, get comfy, today’s lesson is your quick guide to solar.
10 Mar 2020
World’s first Tesla Powerwall user pays 50c a day for power
Someone had to be the pioneer, and when it came to using the first Tesla Powerwall in the world, Nick Pfitzner put his hand up!
Four years down the track Nick and family have a monthly power bill that has the sceptics eating their words. Why? Because at less than (Aus) 50c a day, this family enjoy air conditioning, a pool and ample appliances in their four-bedroom home.
06 Mar 2020
Case Study: Janet and Mike's Solar Story from Turangi
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.
05 Mar 2020
Harrisons help Wellington homeowners save on their power bills
Harrisons Energy has partnered with homes.co.nz to help Wellingtonians realise the solar potential of their homes and save money on their power bill. Data is collected from geospatial analysis company, Lynker Analytics, giving an accurate measure the return homeowners can expect from installing solar panels.
23 Feb 2020
New Zealanders tell their Solar Stories
We’re more assured when we see how a product has worked for someone - just like us. Their experiences are relatable and hey if all the hard work and research into a product has already been done for you – why not use it?
Here’s a range of New Zealanders who took the plunge and investing in solar, how the installation process was for them and what energy-saving results they have seen.
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.