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!
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.