Our local Northland Solar Expert

James Elliott

James is the franchise owner/operator for Harrisons in Northland

James has lived and worked in Northland over the past decade and has strong ties to the community – including being the proud sponsor of Dargaville bowls club. But it’s his passion for creating healthy, cost-effective and energy-efficient homes throughout the region and focusing on giving Northlanders the power to choose how they get their energy that’s helped drive the Harrisons Energy team’s success story.

James offers the full package – from expert analysis and free, no-obligation, in-home energy audits, to expert installation, warranties he stands by, FlyBuys and a range of payment options – and brings quality solar, ventilation and heating brands and products to a wide range of customers with different requirements. But the combination of the good climate in the “winter-less north”, high electricity prices and sometimes erratic supply from the grid has made solar systems his number-one range of products.

James says high tariffs and pushback from local lines companies who don’t enjoy people investing in and producing their own electricity can provide headaches – but Harrisons excels at customer service and handling all the paperwork and approvals process, with the goal of cutting through the red tape and helping customers reap solar power’s economic rewards.

“I have three key principles when talking with my customers,” he says. “The integrity that comes from more than 20 years of experience and finding a tailored solution for my customer. Supplying only the best, leading brands with years of trading behind them to give my customers the confidence to trust in our products. And, via our best price promise, I know we are competitive and can stand by our promises.

“From the first point of contact to the final handover, our customers deal with the owner. This is why we have a high number of referrals with positive feedback and regularly hear just how easy the whole process is from start to finish, with multiple options for payment.”

So contact James and the Harrisons team today for a free, no-obligation, in-home energy audit – ask about our interest-free payment options, and regional council or Q-Card payment plans – and take the first step to a warmer, healthier, more energy-efficient future.


Here’s what the locals had to say...

Francine Shields

SPCA Whangarei

At the SPCA "we try to be environmentallly friendly as we have to all live in the same environment". Harrisons helped with "understanding our situation and appreciating that need to be very careful with our funds".

John & Pam Bigwood

Algies Bay

We were so impressed with the way you did the solar panels, and where you put the inverter and placed the electrical work.

Chris Allen


We really can't believe the difference already. For the first time since we've been here (one year) the main bedroom is warm, so we can open the lounge double doors and the walk in wardrobe will start to dry. Marvellous

Janine Waller


Thank you very much. The solar is working well. Our bill came in at $97. Next one will be a full solar bill so will be even better. For a family of 5, that’s good. thanks again.

Bevan and Dellena Austin


Team made the whole process easy. James Elliot was excellent good product knowledge awesome customer service. Oct 17



Just to express how impressed we were by the professional attitude of the gentlemen sent to install the solar panels. Efficient and obviously knew what they were doing, most reassuring to a customer. Not every trades person treats an older female customer so politely and as though they might understand most of what they are talking about. It was appreciated! And they left the work place clean and tidy.

Noeleen and Bev Tucker


I would like to give some feedback about our solar installation. We are so thrilled with it and how it's making a difference to our power bills each month. I don't believe we could have earned the same amount of interest on the amount we outlaid for the installation, compared to the savings in power a/c's each month (that's the way we are looking at it, rather than 'when will we get our money back'). The other thing of note is the SUPERB service, help and guidance we received from James Elliot - he was fantastic from start to finish and I would not hesitate to recommend him as salesperson of the year! :o)

Keep up the good work Harrisons, and thank you from Noelene and Bev. - April 2017

Liz and Jason


Sincere thanks for the wonderful work both yourself and installers have done to make our home warmer and drier.

Alan & Gayleen

Northland, Whangarei

Hi James. It has been a pleasure dealing with your company. We are thrilled with the prompt service you gave us and the solar has halved our power bill from the reading from last year at the same time. Very pleased with the outcome.

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