Discover how home solar systems in New Zealand are revolutionizing energy consumption and saving you money. Explore the financial benefits, the decreasing payback period, and the positive environmental impact of choosing solar
In recent years, solar energy has gained immense popularity as a clean and sustainable power source for Kiwi homes. The ability to harness the sun's energy to generate electricity heralds a new era of lower utility bills, lower household carbon footprints and energy independence for New Zealanders. The upfront cost of solar installation continues to drop as solar panel technology gets more sophisticated; the other game changer is battery storage.
Solar energy systems are rapidly gaining popularity in New Zealand, and for great reason. Home solar reduces your carbon footprint, makes your household more energy independent and helps you reduce your utility bills in the long run.
Overall, solar power is an excellent long-term investment for New Zealanders, especially if you’re installing a system that is bespoke to the energy needs of your household. So, how many solar panels does your home actually need?
One myth surrounding solar panels is that they are only effective in the summertime; luckily for those who have invested in a solar energy system for their home, this is certainly not the case.
Households will be paying twice as much as they do now on electricity within five years, the outgoing head of the Electricity Networks Association has forecast.
Large corporations are leading the way in adopting solar power as a viable energy source. Learn about how solar power for business is growing here.
Are you tired of experiencing power outages every time there's a weather event in New Zealand? Do you dread losing connectivity, having to throw away spoiled food, and being unable to charge your phone or work from home? You're not alone! These situations can be stressful and can even pose a threat to your health and safety. The good news is that there's a solution to this problem - installing a Solar battery in your home.
The downside of working from home is the rise in power bills. Some researchers say the increase in home energy use can easily reach 20%-30%. As your consumption increases, a Solar System is the answer. Here are some reasons why this may be the perfect time to invest in a Solar System for your home.
As we approach our retirement years, we need to adjust our finances and lifestyle. To secure a financial future and avoid having a baked-beans retirement requires exploring investment opportunities, and Solar System is one of them.
Scientists and innovators worldwide are harnessing Solar power for exciting new projects. Keep up with the latest and greatest Solar power projects here!
So, you have done your research, you got quotes and decided to take the plunge and have Solar Panels installed. Congratulations! But what next? Read our installation guide to find out what will generally happen on the day of the installation.
Read our guide on self-sufficiency in power for tiny homes, including what to expect from Solar Panel output. Learn about switching to Solar in your tiny home!
Get inspired and educated on how Solar Panels can generate energy without compromising design. Learn more about futuristic Solar Panel design today.
A typical installation normally takes 1 day and a 3 - 4 week timeframe from site visit to install date.
Tesla creates home energy solutions. So, how does Tesla Energy stack up against other sustainable home energy Systems? Find out in our blog post!
Want to learn about the different forms of Solar power, including the differences between passive Solar heating and Solar Panels? We break it down here!
With Father's Day this month, we wanted to highlight the formidable Solar father-son Solar duo Sarel and Hendrik!
We were delighted to spend some of our 60th birthday celebrations the Seven Sharp team at two of our customers' houses, showing their transformations to glam!
Solar Panels are a key component of your Solar System, so It's essential to choose one that's made to last from a trusted company.
Have a look at our Guide to Tesla Powerwall to get answers to your Tesla battery storage questions and get a sense of if the Powerwall is the perfect product for you.
Qcells are a global leader in Solar manufacturing. Unlike other Solar Panels, Qcells are put through some of the most rigorous tests. Find out more facts on why Qcells Solar Panels are the best in the market.
Slash your skyrocketing winter power bill with Harrisons Solar. Read what our customers have to say and see what savings you could make.
Solar energy has massive potential to be a clean, green solution for the Earth's energy woes. But how does Solar energy work, and how can we harness it to power our homes in a planet-friendly way?
Solar could reduce your monthly energy bills by 40-70%. Let's hear from some real people who have installed Solar Panels and are getting the most of it!
Are your Solar Panels performing to their full potential? Here are some simple tips for getting the most out of your Solar energy System.
Let's have a look at the future of Architecture, Solar and sustainable living. This Solar home shows how you can keep the lights on and the fridge running while also being a design feature for your modern home.
After weeks of consideration, you probably shortlist LG or Q Cells Solar Panels as they have both been ranked as the No. 1Solar Panel brands.
Solar power equipment has cheapened rapidly over the past few decades. Discover our expert insights on whether Solar Panel prices will continue to decrease.
More and more New Zealanders are choosing Solar power for their homes. Is a Solar energy System right for you? Explore the advantages and disadvantages here.
Consider this year choosing a gift with meaning. We have broken down options to make it easier for you. All of these unique and personal gifts are great options for a Christmas gift this year and know you are doing your part to make the world a better place this Christmas.
Are you still thinking of getting Solar Panels for your property? Want to know how it'll impact your property value? We've got it covered. Here are some facts about Solar Panels and what investing in them can mean.
If you're considering switching your home to Solar, discover how many Solar Panels you will need to meet the energy requirements of your household.
Solar energy is praised as a clean, renewable source of electricity, but some people claim It's not actually environmentally friendly. Here is our expert opinion on how clean Solar energy really is.
Interested in wind turbine vs Solar Panels information? You've come to the right place. Let the wind vs Solar debate begin.
If you're considering switching your home to Solar, the first decision you will have to make is the capacity of the energy System. Two of the most popular Solar energy System sizes in New Zealand are 3 kilowatts and 5 kilowatts. So, which is right for the needs of your home?
Solar Panel lifespan is constantly improving as Solar technology evolves globally. So, what life span can you expect from your Solar energy System in 2021?
Harrisons Solar Managing Director, Phil Harrison, saw the Fair Go episode and began putting the wheels in motion to put things right.
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.
Harrisons Solar has partnered with homes.co.NZ to help Wellingtonians realise the Solar potential of their homes and save money on their power bill.
Four years down the track Nick and family have a monthly power bill that has the sceptics eating their words. Why? Because at less than (Aus) 50c a day, this family enjoy air conditioning, a pool and ample appliances in their four-bedroom home.
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.
We're more assured when we see how a product has worked for someone - just like us. Their experiences are relatable and hey if all the hard work and research into a product has already been done for you – why not use it?
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.
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.
If there are two things New Zealand has in abundance, It's farms, and sunshine. This makes modern Solar technology an almost perfect fit for commercial farming operations, from dairy to horticulture.
How does smart monitoring technology work and why is it important for your Solar System and home's energy consumption.
If here was a way to cut business costs from day one, raise your company profile and help lighten your carbon footprint, you would say that sounds like a no-brainer, right? That's because Solar power makes good business sense.
SEANZ is an independent organisation and represents all stakeholders from business to end-users of Solar, batteries, and home and building energy management Systems.
Our free in-home energy consultation is how our regional energy experts can gauge your household needs and plan the perfect System to help save you money and provide a healthy home. We won't specify something you don't need. But what's involved in this home audit? What do you need to do to prepare and what will you learn?
Here is Harrisons practical guide to what you can do right now which will benefit the world around you.
These days, homes are filled with power-hungry appliances ready on standby whenever we need them. Knowing which ones are the hungriest gives you the power (excuse the pun!) to change things.
Harrisons Energy Solutions is standing firmly alongside Greenpeace's call to start a Solar revolution in New Zealand.
One of the most frequent questions we get at Harrisons Solar is around energy retailers' buy-back rates and how to get top dollar for your excess power. Here's what you need to know.
Phil Harrison, the Managing Director of Harrisons Solar says that in the immediate aftermath of the storm, the company received a huge increase in people wanting to learn more about how Solar technology – and especially battery storage – could help them avoid issues related to power outages.
How a paper-thin, carbon fibre and fabric aircraft that weighs about the same as a family car, has a wingspan of a 747 jet and is covered in more than 17,000 Solar cells proves the great potential of clean energy.
Harrisons Solar – in partnership with celebrity builder Peter Wolfkamp – has created a straightforward 10-point checklist to cut through the confusion around Solar
Why ending the offshore search for fossil fuels in NZ is just part of the answer to becoming a global leader in promoting a cleaner, greener country.
In the face of seeming indifference of a new Government towards domestic Solar power, Harrisons Solar boss Phil Harrison says the company is re-doubling its efforts to bring lower power bills and clean, green energy to as many Kiwi households as possible.
The Sustainable Electricity Association NZ (SEANZ) today moved to clarify the impact of Solar and battery storage on low-income earners and to reiterate the financial, social, and environmental benefits to all kiwis of a hastier transition to smart distributed energy technologies contained in an earlier report.
The Sustainable Electricity Association NZ (SEANZ) said today that the Government needed to do more to enable the adoption of new clean energy technologies by kiwi homes and businesses if the country is to avoid the $30b additional costs predicted in the Westpac NZ Climate Change Impact Report released yesterday.
Harrisons is bringing Tesla Powerwall 2 Solar batteries to kiwis alongside the excellent range of LG batteries.
Tesla's Powerwall 2 Solar battery is innovative and stylish with excellent high performing specs. Is your home ready for battery storage?
How adding Solar battery technology to your Solar Systems can help you maximise return on investment and cut power bills.
How Harrisons partners with the world's leading Solar innovators so you can trust us to deliver on quality and efficiency.
Because most Kiwi businesses operate during daylight hours they offer the perfect conditions to harness free, renewable energy from Solar power.
Dirt and debris can reduce the output of your Solar Panels by 20%. Find out when cleaning may be necessary and how to do it safely.
Regardless of where you bought your Solar System or what type you have, we have the Solar batteries that connect to any System.
The sun doesn't stop shining during Kiwi winters - it is still a good time to think about installing Solar Panels. Here is what you should know about Solar energy and how to optimise your Solar Panel Systems for winter to save money on your power bills.
Domestic Solar-generated energy comes straight from the sun via Panels and an inverter – and is converted into electricity to power the appliances, heating and lighting you have around your home.
At the start of every year the media has a field day with NIWA's annual report into the average rainfall, temperatures and sunlight hours of towns and cities around the county.
Take back control of your power bills - high-voltage Solar battery with the ability to power homes throughout peak electricity times when the sun sets.
In February this year Bill Gates predicted that within 15 years, a “clean energy breakthrough” would arrive to “save our planet and power our world”.
Solar energy – especially relating to domestic Systems – is at the absolute cutting edge of scientific innovation at the moment and, at Harrisons Energy, we are hungry to make the most of new technologies and products.
The onset of the summer holidays signals a time to relax, enjoy the bbq and some friendly backyard cricket.
In 1976, the first amorphous silicon photovoltaic (PV) cells were produced, offering a meagre energy conversion rate of 1.1%; 20 years later, the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland achieved a conversion rate of 11% using a photo-electrochemical process.
In a sunny country like New Zealand, having Solar Panels is a great way to become more self-sufficient and to reduce your energy bills. However, many home owners are unsure about what makes a roof suitable for Solar energy Systems and whether theirs is a good candidate.
Solar power is one of the world's fastest growing energy resources and is now more affordable than ever.
The theme of the kitchen-focused episode of TV3's latest reality show, Creative Living, was making sure that the renovation of a 100-year-old Kiwi villa was perfectly tailored to the needs of a growing New Zealand family.
Here at Harrisons, we're all about ensuring New Zealand homes offer healthy and comfortable living environments as well as helping to improve the overall environment in which we live.
When it comes down to saving energy and money it is important to know and understand the biggest and costliest energy users in your home.
The whole family of Harrisons companies is ready to hit the road to bring our expertise and products on a national tour of home shows.
Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp discusses the Solar market in New Zealand with Phil Harrison, director of Harrisons Energy Solutions, on his popular radio show on Newstalk ZB 6am to 8am Sunday mornings.
It's great to see our cities and councils embracing Solar energy with plans for the Auckland Museum to have its roof fitted with large Solar Panels, which will be able to generate around 77,000kWh a year
When Auckland builder Zane Raphael wanted to pioneer a new standard in eco-renovations for Kiwi homes, Harrisons was delighted to jump on board.
The news that Hawke's Bay lines company Unison Energy is charging customers with Solar Panels an extra fee is, frankly, appalling.
Between 2000 and 2012 power bills increased by 118% in nominal terms. A large part of your monthly expenses is down to your power bill and looking at these numbers, it statistically doesn't look like power is going to go down anytime soon. No wonder Solar power is one of the world's fastest growing energy resources!
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