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Our local Canterbury Solar Expert

Conan Carter

Carter is one of Business Owners for Harrisons for the whole Canterbury region.

As a keen mountain biker, Carter spends a lot of time in the hills – a pastime that has made him well aware of just how many sunshine hours the Canterbury region is blessed with - surprisingly, the equivalent of Auckland. Couple that with a busy family and a large power bill, and it's easy to see why Carter got interested in Solar as the future energy.

Now, several years after buying the local Harrisons franchise, he is definitely the 'go-to' expert for Solar PV systems. Carter is experienced in working with builders and developers on both residential and commercial installations. He has even helped a significant number of customers go completely off-grid.

If you'd like an energy-efficient home but don't know where to start – simply start by getting Carter around to your place for a free energy audit. He'll show you how much you could be saving with Solar. And while there's no obligation to buy, if you do, you can take advantage of Harrison's competitive package deals and quality installations - all backed by comprehensive warranties. We also offer a range of payment options to suit and are one of the only suppliers to offer FlyBuys.

Talk to Carter and the team today and make your home warmer and healthier!

Typical savings when going Solar

The price of solar panels has reduced significantly in the last ten years. With Harrisons Solar, typical power bill savings are up to 80% per year, and you could even get a credit on your account after selling your excess power back to the grid.

How much does it cost?

There's never been a better time to switch to FREE New Zealand power, made by you!


4 Years Interest-Free

If cost is holding you back from investing in solar, Harrisons can surprise you with the affordability of our systems. Couple this with a range of payment options from Q Mastercard and GEM finance options, and you will see that Solar is an excellent option for most families in this district. Flybuys points are also available.

Harrisons Solar Specials

Keep an eye on our specials; Harrisons Solar regularly runs deals for high-quality solar packages, panels and batteries with attractive payment terms through popular finance partners. Don't forget to ask about our Flybuys offers; you can earn with every purchase.


Here’s what the locals had to say...

Steve Frodsham

North New Brighton

We had our Solar panel system fitted with Harrisons Solar and am very pleased with the outcome. Conan and Kate Carter are really great to deal with and they make the whole process very easy. The team who fitted the system worked really well to get everything set up in challenging weather conditions and the black Q-Cell solar panels look great on our white roof! Would highly recommend these guys for a no-nonsense and friendly approach. Their prices are also comparable with other suppliers, even with a Tesla battery.

Graeme McQueen


Easy and friendly to deal with from office staff, sales guy to installers. Completely seamless process. Install done in a day and now we're generating our own power. Thanks to Kate, Carter and Harry!

Mitchell Rogers


Carter from Harrisons in Canterbury was really efficient to deal with. I shopped around but ended with Harrisons as they provided the higher-quality products for very competitive prices. They have down-to-earth customer service and were open to discussing all of the options. They used PowerPlus to install, and they were also great to deal with, careful and friendly. Overall a great experience.

Steve Donaldson


Carter and Kate were fantastic to deal with.

Carters initial presentation gave us peace of mind and we felt Harrison’s was going to do a great job for us.
Great communication all the way through the process.
The installation with Adam and his team was out standing and very pleasant to deal with.

Highly recommend

Pat Walsh


Great Service, great job, plenty of personal contact, couldn't be happier

Canterbury Biltong Factory


Our local business owner Carter in Christchurch had an exciting new project working alongside David Stanley from the Canterbury Biltong factory. David decided to go solar and slash the company's power bills!

"Our main driver of going solar was a combination of economics, so investing in our future, but also the sustainability aspect is also attractive to us" - David Stanley (Canterbury Biltong, Owner)

"It's been a really easy system to install, it's gone like clockwork, and you can actually see how it's performing every minute of the day." - David Stanley (Canterbury Biltong, Owner)

Brett and Tania


Thanks Harrisons. We are very pleased with our new solar panels. We chose Harrisons due to your high quality products and reliable backup if we need it. We had dome minor issues with our hot water timer which was sorted quickly by Adam. Our power bill has reduced from $240 in December to $14.79 in February

Paul Talarico


A well deserved 5 stars for Harrisons Energy Solutions and Owner/Operator Conan Carter in particular. Thorough and prompt communication from start to finish was the norm, with today being the first operational day for our new solar system. Expert and efficient electricians installed the entire system in under 12 hours over two consecutive days, which I thought was quite impressive. I have no doubts either, that Harrisons Energy Solutions will be providing top after sales support should I have any problems or questions over the lifetime of our system. Thanks Conan!

Hurunui College


Hurunui College were converting from old coal boilers to heat pumps – so needed a solution for power. Solar seemed a good fit for them as the main power used is during the day. Power costs are now a huge cost to the school, so long term savings and the renewable energy of Solar where a great fit.

The College has installed - 88 x 290w Panasonic panels - total system size is 25kW + a Fronius Eco inverter which is also 25kW.



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.

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.



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.

Sandra and John Stapleton


All completed to a very high standard. Excellent customer service. Thanks to Carter. Oct 17

Steve Hansen


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.

Gail Lye


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.

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