17 Aug 2021
Do solar panels increase property value?
Solar energy could be one of the best ways to add value to your home.
25 Jun 2021
What’s the difference between 3kW and 5kW solar energy systems?
If you’re considering switching your home to solar, the first decision you will have to make is the capacity of the energy system. Two of the most popular solar energy system sizes in New Zealand are 3 kilowatts and 5 kilowatts. So, which is right for the needs of your home?
25 Jun 2021
How long does a solar panel last?
Solar panel lifespan is constantly improving as solar technology evolves globally. So, what life span can you expect from your solar energy system in 2021?
25 Jun 2021
The benefits of solar energy for the environment
One of the main things about solar energy that homeowners and our customers love is the savings on their monthly power bill. However, switching to solar goes far beyond that. Here are some of the ways installing a solar energy system in your home will help you make a positive impact on the environment and contribute to the global effort to reduce the effects of climate change.
17 Dec 2020
10 Planet-Friendly Gift Ideas
Many of us have more than we need and yet continue to fill our homes and lives with ‘stuff’. Choose gifts with meaning, like our ideas below isn’t always easy when we lack inspiration and time. So, for a better lifestyle and a better world we’ve compiled ten of the best for your festive shopping.
20 Oct 2020
Harrisons help Northland Homeowners on Fair Go
In July of this year, Fair Go talked to two Northland couples who were keen to find Mr Farmer, Director of The Solar Company (no longer trading).
Long story short, he charged them a deposit for a solar system in 2019, didn’t install any solar panels and left customers across the upper North Island out of pocket before skipping the country to enjoy an extended holiday. To date, customers are without answers and he can only be found via his Instagram photos relaxing by a pool.
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.