18 Feb 2019
The Growing Popularity of Solar Worldwide
Solar power is just as successful at generating interest as it is electricity.
The rapid uptake of domestic solar systems has been driven by headline-grabbing schemes and innovations around the globe. From big-ticket items such as China’s proposed solar power station orbiting 36,000km in space or Tesla’s game-changing Gigafactory, to solar powered electric vehicle charging stations (one in Tauranga) and the continued evolution of PV panels and battery storage technology.
Even traditional giant fossil fuel companies realise there’s been a worldwide shift towards renewables. This month, BP announced via its annual energy outlook, it expects wind, solar and other renewable energy sources to be the world’s main source of power by 2040.
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”.
16 Oct 2018
Your 10-point checklist to tell which solar system is right for you
Because few areas of technology are moving as fast as those investigating efficient and clean methods of generating power from renewable sources, it is difficult to keep up to date with new hardware and capabilities.
Which is why Harrisons Energy – in partnership with celebrity builder Peter Wolfkamp – has created a straightforward 10-point checklist. The checklist cuts through the confusion so you know the key areas to concentrate on.
13 Sep 2018
Quality and Quantity: LG Raises the Bar for Power and Trustworthiness When It Comes to Solar Panels
LG is making giant strides to produce the perfect solar panels for the New Zealand environment and Kiwi households.
Their recent improvements include the decision to extend their solar panel product warranty to 25 years.
14 Aug 2018
How Harrisons can help you choose the right solar system for your household’s needs
We spoke to Harrisons Energy technical advisor Cyril Marychurch about the variety of systems and versions on offer, and which factors are the most important when it comes to choosing domestic solar generation.
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.