See What Some of Our Customers Are Saying About Their Solar Journey
Dave and Megan Longland
Mt Albert, Auckland
With a family of 6 at home, power was a significant monthly cost and so Dave and Megan investigated Solar. ‘ We will be saving around $1000 each year with our solar system’.
Sir Michael Jones
"After researching solar we like the LG Panels and the whole science behind it". " We were able to have peace of mind that we were buying quality but at a really cost effective price... Every day we are saving"
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".
We used Harrisons expertise to be guided on the best system for us. The LG / SolarEdge combination was perfect. ‘Even when I am away overseas, I can see how the house is running via an app on my phone’ as the SolarEdge system comes complete with cloud-based monitoring systems.
Joan and Bill McFlinn
Joan and Bill decided to install solar as "we were looking towards retirement and to make savings." "The surprise is, to be honest, that in an overcast day it is still generating power, which is amazing".
Bill researched solar carefully and is thrilled to be saving up to 40% on his monthly power bill. ‘I am excited with the product and all the service that went with it’.
Zane and Suzanne have achieved a 9 Homestar™ Design rating for their recent home renovation. Their solar install was a critical requirement in this process but also something they were passionate about.
Jo and Richard Graham
Jo & Richard have just completed a major rennovation on their stunning Ponsonby Villa. ‘We have two small children so future proofing the house was really important to us’.
Bobbie recently purchased a 3.6kW LG solar system from Nerum, one of our Auckland franchise owners:
“We are very happy with the performance of our system so far even though it has only been running for just over a month. We have had many cloudy/rainy days since it was switched on and still we are producing a decent amount of power. We received our first power bill a couple of days ago and it is about half what it usually is so we are very pleased.
The visit you made to us to provide information and pricing was very professional and you demonstrated an excellent knowledge of solar energy and the options that would best suit us. Installation of our system was quicker than expected and done very professionally. The tradespersons left our premises clean and tidy when they were finished and showed me what the inverter did and how it worked. Overall we are very happy with the service, installation and power production." Nov 17
Gladstone Primary School
Gladstone Primary School - Judith Howe - "Very proud to be another step forward in our sustainability journey" and to be "educating our children and creating a huge awareness of what can be done with Solar Power"
John & Pam Bigwood
We were so impressed with the way you did the solar panels, and where you put the inverter and placed the electrical work.
Great Service, good products and excellent advise on the options
John and Pamela
We had discussed the possibility of installing solar panels for some time and did quite a bit of market research into this, as well as getting various quotes.
Harrisons were one of the cheaper, and having met Brad, with his in depth knowledge of the panels, the fact that Harrisons have superior panels to others on the market and his in depth explanation of the workings and benefits of solar power, convinced us to go ahead. Brad oversaw the whole process and the installation team were also great.
Only 2 weeks have passed and already we can see the savings on our power account mounting!
I dealt with Nerum Bonesetter, for the sales, design and planning of the installation, and cannot fault his attention to detail or customer service. He is extremely responsive at returning phone calls and emails and went beyond what I would have expected as was still responding to emails after hours. I found that he knew the products well and understood the technical aspects as was able to provide good advice why one system or design was better than the other but also back that advice up with solid technical evidence. I found the costs were reasonable and Nerum was transparent in what was being charged, so there were no surprises at the end of it all and he project managed everything. The installation was done through his subcontracted electrician's and I found Siraz and his crew easy to deal with, they were efficient at their job, knew what they were doing and did a tidy job, there was a couple of small issues but Siraz quickly resolved those. Overall it was a very positive and painless experience and I'm very happy with the results and we are now enjoying the benefits of our Solar Panels. We also got a Solar Immersion controller so that excess electricity produced by the panels is used to heat the hot water cylinder and based on my tests of with and without it, it does make a discernible difference, so would recommend that anyone putting in solar ask and read-up about that and self- consumption. Its far better and more economic to utilize the electricity you produce yourself than sell it back to the grid for a small amount of money. I'd highly recommend Nerum and his team for design, planning and installing a Solar installation, they are experience and very professional and good at what they do.
We decided to invest in solar and a home battery, and looked online for trusted solar suppliers and installers. We opted for Harrisons and were so glad we did. From comprehensive quote and timely communication to expert installation. We didn't have to lift a finger and couldn't be happier with the end result. We are contemplating an additional battery and wouldn't trust anyone but Harrisons to install it.
Excellent service from Greg and his team (Denise is a super star), kept me well informed through out the whole process and all really great to deal with. Any questions answered quickly. Very impressed with the system I have received. Thank you very much for the great service and awesome system.
We are very happy with our solar energy system, it’s much better than we ever anticipated. As we live in a rural area we used to frequently get power cuts, from storms or road accidents but that is a thing of the past, not experienced a power outage this year.
We run an electric car, Nissan leaf, and are still often off the grid!
Can’t speak highly enough about the installation, love it.
I also wanted to mention that the teams were great. Each and every one of them was friendly, VERY careful with the property, cleaned up, polite, etc. You can't wish for better tradespeople - it was a pleasure having them here! THANK YOU!’
Going solar and battery was a long term decision for us, especially as the price of batteries is still up there and pushed payback out...although our consideration was more from a sustainability perspective. So living in Southland meant we needed, with winter in mind, good solar extraction and a battery was always a no brainer for utilisation of stored power outside of sun hours. Therefore it was important to us to have the best of breed in products (which we established from our own research) and people we could trust to delivery and support us for the duration. Harrisions had the best products available and from their contact centre to their local franchisees service was excellent plus researching the company confirmed that they're here for the long haul. Andrew and Blake (the franchisees) were brilliant and very easy to deal with; the kept us up to date, responded to queries and got the job down. Now our system is up and running we are thrilled, amazed at the sun collection on day's I think it there is nothing, the battery is just amazing and grid power use has dropped...and during autumn we went many a day with no grid power use at all. Additionally our own behaviour has changed because we tend to be more power conscious and conservative with use. Final all I have left is to wait out my existing power provider contract to expire so we can switch to one that has time based power (low cost and low peak) allowing us to top the battery up at low cost times during the winter (it's that clever) and pays a higher grid payment...for summer went feeding the grid.
Our old 1920 bungalow, insulated to every inch possible, + grunty woodburner + heatpump + radiators, (+water), resulted in avg monthly bill across calendar year 1 April 2016 to 30 june 2017,of $240 per month.
We're currently tracking in the new house $60 p/month, full utilities incl. gas for hot water. In terms of actual power, about $48 p/mth. Different running costs, eg, septic system, water tank pumps, pool pump + pool heat pump. Overall super happy, and the storage has made a difference.
We'll get through a full winter and see where we're at, but pretty happy so far :)
The system seems to be working well.. .and I've enjoyed watching the generation through the app!
The whole process has been very well organised and straightforward, including the installation. Communication has been great and responsive. The guys who did the install were very professional and courteous - great service all round. So thanks to you all... and we'll be back in touch for a battery at some point
Mike and Janet
We have just finished building our new house and from the outset we had planned to have solar power installed. Well before the plans were drawn up we started researching different solar power companies for quotes. We particularly liked the idea of having a Tesla battery for power storage as they are very compact in design rather than the bulky lead acid battery combinations on offer and they were just coming onto the market in New Zealand.
When we first met Brad he said Harrisons could offer a Tesla battery as part of a solar installation and the price quoted was very favourable when compared to other companies. Brad was able to answer all our questions and we were impressed with his knowledge of what would be best for us. Therefore it was easy to choose to go with Harrisons.
As our solar system was going to be incorporated into the building our house, we bombarded Brad with many questions that were sent by email e.g. where should the Tesla battery be placed, where does the inverter go, how big was the Tesla battery, where will the cables go into the walls, how many solar panels would we need, how are the panels fixed to the roof etc, etc. the list was endless. Brad always answered our questions usually by return or within a day if he had to find out an answer for us. He always came up with an answer for us and with his help and knowledge we ensured that our house was ready for the solar installation. We really appreciated his service in giving quick responses, attention to details and keeping in touch with us throughout the build process.
The installation of the solar system went quickly and without a hitch and Brad’s team of installers did a great job. All credit to them and Brad for helping us getting everything right first time.
We have no hesitation in recommending Brad and his team.
Phillip and Christine
We have had solar panels installed on our roof. I did my homework and spoke to another couple of companies... but finally decided on Harrisons....they are a major company in NZ ....carpets and a lot of other things....and we decided on Harrisons because their local representitive...a guy called Brad Horne...was incredible...he is a local in the Hawkes Bay and he came around and discussed everything with us...with good advice and what we could expect out of panels on the roof....costs...and expected savings....no salesman talk just honest advice...well we went ahead ...and its the best thing we ever did.......our power bills have been reduced by over 70%...and if we manage use of power.....which Brad has helped us with we use appliances at the best time of the day...winter and summer...its amazing...and by the way it adds value to your property
The process...design...and installation was done quickly efficiently and professionally......and another advantage is that the service is on going.....if there is a problem....which there hasnt been...other than how to read the daily savings on our Ipads or cell phones.....Brad is always there....either at the end of his phone....or even comes around to see us to explain to us ...and we arent that brilliant when it comes to techno things....buts its not really techno....its simple....and we dont have to do anything other than get a big surprise when our power bill comes through
I think...its the best thing we did....and Brad Horne is a wonderful gentleman to deal with....just do it....you wont regret it.
We have just installed 13 LG panels September 18 and Tesla Power Wall on January 8th cost $29000 halved power bill with panels alone but with battery we are never on grid. So return on investment well over double that if we had money on term deposit we also have a PHEV Outlander so recharge that from the system which means all local car trips cost zero running costs
Harrisons agent Daryl Zuppicich was great with fantastic follow up and Jake the installer was brilliant and extremely tidy
As a footnote this month we expect a credit on our power account not a bill
Annie & Warrick
We were very impressed with Brad from Harrison’s Energy from the outset. Brad is a great communicator and proved to be professional and a man of his word. He was willing to travel to visit our rural home to assess what system would best suit us and our needs. He gave us excellent advice and provided us with comprehensive knowledge of the different options available to us, enabling truly informed decision making. Brad was able to work out the optimal output of solar for our home, gave us an on-site quote, and we are rapt with the savings already. The tradespeople Brad uses were also amazing - efficient installation; respectful and friendly guys. We are thrilled with the Harrison System and love the monitoring app which helps us to best optimise our savings. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Harrison’s and Brad Horne to anyone.
Many thanks, A Very Happy Customer
Thanks for the excellent service and we are very happy with our system and will happily recommend you to our friends.
The Tesla battery installation went smoothly......thanks to a very professional and personable team. We felt consulted on the day as to options, the best solutions to our wiring were negotiated and the site left clean and fully functional in under four hours. Have been very happy with both the battery and the software since. Performance has far exceeded expectations, and the built in smart meter has guided additional energy saving to the point we have been fully self sufficient since installation with the added security of essential back up in the event of an outage. Recommended!
Jenny and Neil
Your agents Andrew and Blake from Winton were really awesome, efficient and professional, I was amazed at how quickly the installation was completed. We structure our power usage around when the solar panels are producing power, we had the guys install a timer for the hot water so it only heats between 9.30 and 4.30pm when the panels are producing power, and our water is still very hot in the morning for showers. (No night boost has been necessary) Led bulbs throughout the house and a good thermos purchased to store hot water for drinks throughout the day and evening (electric jugs use a lot of power) We use all the power we need , but are mindful of wastage and the result is a $34.00 power account. (awesome) We have recommended your product to friends with 3 referrals and one installed so far. Our intention is to install a battery when funds allow, so we can be self sufficient and in charge of our utility account completely, I would just like the battery to be more affordable, maybe an incentive 5 successful installation referrals qualifies for a generous discount
Top marks for service. Very prompt replies with full answers and suggestions. No question was too much trouble or too basic. I always got answers and explanations that I could understand. No pushy marketing with different options offered and discussed. Communication was via both email and telephone as well as face to face. One answer to an email query was within half an hour. Excellent service & I am already recommending Harrisons (Andrew in particular) to others.
Maureen and Steve Scott
Excellent service. Experienced and knowledgeable staff. Carter explained everything in detail so we understood exactly how their solar systems work and the benefits it would have for us. He gave us pricing options and gave us the choice based on our needs and our budget. The whole process from the introduction to the install was quick and well organised. I would definitely recommend them to anyone considering a solar system for their home.
Daryl and his team were able to procure and install a Tesla Powerwall 2 at my home, and integrate it with my existing solar power system. They worked hard, talked me through the process and kept at it in freezing wind until the job was done. The performance of the system is unparalleled and my home is running almost entirely off the grid. Great work!
The guys who did the install were brilliant. Very fast and hard working. They were even mindful of my young children which is more than I could have asked for. We were very happy with the install process."
We had both a heat pump and solar panels installed. Everyone involved was great to deal with, great communication, very tidy installers, and the job was done on the days arranged. Overall we are very pleased and we would highly recommend Harrison’s to anyone who was looking to install these products.
We had a really good experience working with Daryl from Harrison Energy for Solar. Our installation was for a new build and Daryl was able to work with us earlier on in the process to seamlessly integrate different components into our plan at different stages of the build. Communication was excellent and he was always very quick to respond - clear and comprehensive responses (being new to solar we had 101 questions that were patiently answered). The final product looks clean and tidy and we are really happy with how it turned out. The installers, Jake and his team were very professional and good to work with. Overall very happy with our experience
Awesome service from Dan and the installation contractors! Really appreciate how easy the whole process has been to get solar up and running! I also got them to do my underfloor insulation & I am already saving $100 month on my power bill which has cut my bill in half, so I could not be happier! Thanks so much!
Rik and Johan
It was a pleasure working with Daryl from Harrisons energy Solutions. While we did have some experience with solar panel installations overseas, he gave us some localised advice (Wellington!) that we appreciated very much.
What we appreciated even more was his flexibility and kindness when we had to postpone the installation because of personal circumstances. It was a pleasure doing business with him, and we would certainly recommend his services to anyone wanting to install solar panels in the region.
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.
Gary and Deb Hill
Jacob was extremely patient and helpful, explaining the alternatives available and process of conversion to solar thoroughly. He also provided suggestions about how to best use our system for further savings. Even though we installed our system just before one of the wettest winters I can remember, we're already seeing considerable savings. Oct 2017
Bevan and Dellena Austin
Team made the whole process easy. James Elliot was excellent good product knowledge awesome customer service. Oct 17
Sandra and John Stapleton
All completed to a very high standard. Excellent customer service. Thanks to Carter. Oct 17
Daryl was so easy to deal with. EVERYTHING was taken care of. The contractors who installed the solar system were excellent. The whole process was smooth and well worth it. Oct 17
We found Nerum very open and he explained our options fully. From the time we decided to go ahead with the installation, all we had to do was change our power supplier to one who buys back excess solar energy - Nerum did all the rest. We are very happy with the whole transaction and are looking forward to receiving our first (smaller) power bill. Thanks Nerum. Oct 17
Gil and Carol Dudley
We have found Andrew & Blake at Harrisons to be extremely efficient with quoting (giving us several option) and helpful with completing the paper work. They installed the solar panels and electrical work in a morning and had already organised for the meter to be changed over so this was done within a few days of the job completion also. We would certainly recommend them as they were not pushy and allowed us to make up our own mind. We are looking forward to our reduced power account and may one day go off the grid. Oct 17
Martyn and Linda Cox
Very professional service from first enquiry through to installation of our solar power system. Great service from Bruce Emerson, Franchise owner of Harrisons Energy Solutions Hawke's Bay and Installers Rodger and Carol of CR Electrical Ltd Gisborne. Oct 17
In March we installed a solar system for Mrs Den Ouden in Wanganui. Her main motivation to go solar was to be able to harness the sun's power to generate power to run her home and save money on her power bills for the next 25+ years.
We installed a 3.42 kW system using 12 premium LG 285w Mono X panels with a Solar Edge Inverter with optimizers under each panel for maximum output. She upgraded the inverter to 5kW so in the future it will be easy to add more panels if required and a battery.
Even on a cloudy but light day in September her system produced over 18 kWh, so we are expecting to see some great results over the summer months.
I'd like to compliment Harrison’s Energy Solutions on the excellent service that has been provided to us while we have had our solar system installed.
After seeing your stall at the home show, we were quickly followed up after we showed interest in your product. Right from the start we were given plenty of information about the system itself and communication was always excellent regarding appointment times and installation dates. Both Daryl’s and Steve's professionalism and ability to get to the job done quickly exceeded my expectations. We initially chose your solar system because it offered the best price on the market, but we soon appreciated your attention to detail and helpful customer service.
Such a commitment to great customer service is to be commended. You can be sure that I will recommend Harrison’s Energy Solutions to anybody that is considering getting solar panels for their home.
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.
Robert and Daphne
When my wife and I decided to go Solar energy, we contacted a number of companies to meet with us and discuss our requirements.
Harrisons was the only company which actually took time to go over the various options available and listen to us. We felt involved in the process and appreciated the time to design a solution that matched our needs.
The entire process was a good experience for us. We ended up with a price competitive system and working with people that cared about what we as customers wanted,
We are happy to recommend Harrisons and our experience with them has been outstanding. There is a reason why we tell our friends that Harrisons are number 1 in solar. They listen, they care, and they deliver.
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
"Everyone from Harrisons that we had any contact with were very pleasant, informative and service couldn't have been better. Like to specially thank the installer. He went to extra trouble to install the inverter in garage so it couldn't be seen"
Wes and Laraine Marsh
Having thought and talked about installing Solar Power for sometime, we contacted Dan Brebner at Harrisons Energy for help in how to go about the installation of Solar panels.
Dan explained to us about Solar Energy and all the different aspects of it. He pointed out how the energy is stored and what would be the best options for us. His explanations were very clear and precise and we were given different options and how they would effect us.
We decided which options we preferred and asked Dan to go ahead with a quote which we decided to accept.
We did to have to do anything, as Dan took care of everything. It seems a very complicated procedure but Dan knew exactly what had to be done and everything was done correctly first time.
We have no hesitation in recommending Dan Brebner as his knowledge and manner are totally professional. Very happy and Very satisfied - Thanks Dan.
Wes and Laraine - Auckland - April 2017
I’d like to take this opportunity to let you know that this has been a very painless process for us, and yourself have been very helpful and professional.
We are very pleased with our solar installation. We would be happy to recommend Harrisons to anyone looking for a solar panel installation - please can you pass this on to all concerned. Thank you for your help.
I just want to say Jason and his team did an amazing job and were all very professional and courteous.
This is the best job that I have seen by any tradespeople that have worked on our property.
We would strongly recommend Harrisons and I have already given a referral to you.
With very best wishes.
Firstly let me compliment you on the two installers that arrived this morning. Both Zane & Hayden are a great asset to your business, friendly outgoing guys who took time before they started work to make sure I was aware of what would be done where and most importantly why, and it was all conveyed in a manner I could understand, site was left clean and tidy, small things, I know, but we have had a number of contractors on site in the last 3 months and they could really do with taking a leaf out of your staffs books.
Bev, thank you for juggling your work schedule this week to fit our install in, it really was appreciated.
I would definitely be happy to recommend everyone involved to any prospective clients.
Thank you again.
We have just recently had solar power installed and I would like to say how impressed I was with the service we received from Carter. He was just great, always keeping us informed about progress and nothing was a problem. It is so great to have a sales person who does keep in contact and keep you in the loop. This is something that is very rare these days. Over all we have had a great experience with your company and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you in the future.
Harrisons recently installed a solar energy system and loft insulation at our home in Mission Bay. We were very impressed with the service and the end result. We dealt with Dan Brebner, who I think must be one of the most organised and reliable people I've met. The initial consultation was unhurried and informative. There was no pressure. The work was then carried out efficiently, to a very high standard, by pleasant people who left no mess. Dan then monitored the system, gave us feedback, and checked we were happy. The entire experience was excellent.
Chris - Mission Bay - Nov 2015