17 Jan 2019
15 practical Ways we can all Help the Environment
Harrisons Energy Solutions has long championed the desire for all Kiwis to have warm and healthy homes, so it’s no surprise that we want to extend that to ensure we have a healthy environment, too.
It’s all about running more efficient homes; tweaking our lifestyles; choosing the smartest appliances; and investigating new technologies that can help us achieve greener goals.
Here is Harrisons practical guide to what you can do right now which will benefit the world around you.
27 Nov 2018
The Roost: A solar, self-sufficiency success story
Self-generated solar power doesn’t just make business sense because it saves money – it’s also a great way to attract attention.
That’s the opinion of Graeme and Linda Newall, hosts of The Roost executive bed and breakfast in the picturesque outskirts of Waiuku township. They initially decided to install a solar system because it fit their business philosophy of being “self-sufficient in suburbia” – a philosophy they’d already backed up by developing orchards, bees, chickens and veggie gardens.
27 Nov 2018
Harrisons Energy backs a plan to solarise New Zealand
Harrisons Energy Solutions is standing firmly alongside Greenpeace’s call to start a solar revolution in New Zealand.
Greenpeace believes that by installing solar panels and batteries on half a million homes over the next decade, “we can really start to meet the challenge of the climate change crisis, increase the resilience of our power grid, and give affordable power back to the people”.
01 Jul 2018
12 Months to Go for Landlords to Ensure Their Rental Properties are Properly Insulated
As the countdown to insulation compliance for rental homes reaches its final 12 months, landlords are being warned that the Government intends to start issuing fines as soon as new laws come into effect from July 1, next year.
19 Jun 2018
Monitoring Counts: Keeping Track of Your Solar System the Smart Way
As the number of homes installing solar generating systems continues to grow in New Zealand, the households benefitting from clean, green and renewable power are beginning to demand more from their hardware.
Electricity Authority figures show the number of residential ICPs (Installation Control Points) using installed solar generation passed 15,000 in June last year and was fast approaching 20,000 in June this year.
25 May 2018
How Harrisons Can Help Kiwi Households Stay Warm, Comfortable and On Budget
As the country heads into winter, one of the biggest spikes on the monthly budget is keeping your home warm and healthy. So it’s worth talking about investing in the right tools to create a comfortable and efficient home that can also help you seriously maximise the returns.
15 Jan 2018
Meet Our Solar Experts: Dan Brebner Finds Solutions for A Variety of Challenges
Local Auckland Energy franchisee, Dan Brebner, shares the range of challenges customers face and the solutions to help lower power bills.
08 Nov 2017
How Do Energy Companies' Buy-Back Tariffs Affect the Overall Value of Your Solar System?
One of the most frequent questions we get at Harrisons Energy is around energy retailers’ buy-back rates and how to get top dollar for your excess power. Here's what you need to know.