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.
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.
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.
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!