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Our local Wellington Solar Expert

Daryl Zuppicich & Karyn Thomas

Daryl and Karyn are Business Owners for Harrisons Solar in Wellington

A born-and-bred Wellingtonian, Daryl has over 20 years’ experience in the energy industry and uses knowledge learnt from a background in solar, electricity, and LPG to help homeowners throughout the nation’s capital make informed decisions about the benefits of solar energy for their homes.

Daryl offers the full package – from expert analysis and free, no-obligation, in-home energy audits, to expert installation and warranties he stands by – and can offer expert advice, quality brands, and top-class solar products. Consultations are designed to be concise and easy to understand. Karyn looks after the office management side of the business and behind the scenes for each solar install. Together, Daryl and Karyn make a great team helping you every step of the way.

Because Wellington has just as many sunshine hours as other of New Zealand’s “sunny” spots, solar can be just as beneficial as most other areas around the country – but we do get some extreme weather conditions at times, and our expert advice and approved contractors make sure that our installations are certified and built to withstand whatever Mother Nature throws at us.

“Our business is built on trust and commitment,” Daryl says. “We are not a hard-sell, pushy company with baffling sales techniques, but a local family-owned business looking to offer you great products and expert advice. We are 100% committed to making sure your home is energy efficient. We specify high quality products and it’s our commitment to you that the product or system that you purchase from Harrisons Solar Wellington will give you the results that you are looking for.”


Here’s what the locals had to say...



We found Daryl very informative, helpful and available. He responded to queries in short time. He and the crew were punctual, and the crew friendly, polite and efficient. We are delighted with the work and the project.

Norman Preston

Karaka Bays

We have been very pleased with the installation from start to finish.

Not only was the whole process very well managed by Daryl, who answered all our many questions and kept us well-informed throughout the process, but he ensured that it was delivered on time with a minimum of fuss by pleasant and obliging staff. The regulatory sign-offs were also delivered promptly by the office staff and the system is performing well and meeting all our expectations.
Our initial results also suggest that installing solar power has been a far better choice for us than purchasing a fully electric vehicle, which would have cost three times as much.

We believe it would be hard to find a better operator than Harrisons to deliver both excellent advice and efficient delivery of their solar systems.

Kara Nation

Churton Park

Darryl and his team of installers were awesome to deal with. Couldn't be happier with the service we received and are loving having our solar!!!

Salla and Craig Douglas


Thanks Daryl, Karyn & Co of the Wellington area Harrison's Solar! The process was easy, these guys are great to deal with, and we're loving the product! :-)

Tim Hawker


Daryl spent a couple hours going over various options during consultation phase, answering a myriad of questions and providing lots of useful info.

Jake and Co. did an incredible install. They catered to my (picky) requirements, and always discussed item positioning before securing anything. It looks awesome. Thank you team.

Previously we were spending $3k on power and $7k on petrol for two cars per year. Now we're spending $1.5k on power per year including fuel for two EV's.
Living rural, we've had a few 6+ hour power cuts since install, and the system has backed up our essential loads perfectly.
Even with 80% renewable power in NZ, the remaining 20% is quite dirty. The environmental payback period compared to grid is faster than initially expected (About 4-5 years for the panels, same again for the batteries).
If you're looking for solar, give Daryl a call. Recommended.

Arthur Klap


We have been very impressed with Daryl and his Harrisons Solar team. The initial meeting with Daryl was honest and informative and the resulting proposal had several options for us to consider. Then the installation was very professional and efficient. We highly recommend Harrisons Solar for the quality of the service they provide but also because they know Wellington and what is required here.

Rohan Hasemore

Lower Hutt

Great professional service Daryl Zuppicich was very helpful

Andrea Blackwell

Upper Hutt

They did a great job of the Heat pumps, very pleasant to the tenant that was home.

And did a great job on the pump in unit 3, being very careful with her garden. Please pass that on to them.

As always thank you for your excellent service Daryl.

Trevor and Pam


We first met the Harrison's Solar crew when they were installing the solar system in a friends home. They were very friendly and answered any questions that we asked. As we were in the early stages of building, we decided to approach Harrison's about installing the system plus battery in our new home.

Over the next two years of building, they kept us up to date on any changes in the solar panel and battery prices and latest models. Within a few days of advising them we were ready for installation of the panels and then the battery they were on site and got the job done.

We have been in our new home for just over a month now and have free power for up to half a day in the winter time, which is great. Can't wait to see how it works in the summer now.

Dave and Kathy

Upper Hutt

Thoroughly impressed by the knowledge and professionalism shown by everyone involved. Everything was explained, and - most importantly - they did what they said they were going to do, when they said they were going to do it! A relatively rare occurrence in the world of tradesmen! Getting this done has been so easy - all we had to do was be there (and pay the bills!).

Tesla Powerwall Install – Les and Christine Newman


Les and Christine installed and LG solar system a year ago and earlier this year added a Tesla Powerwall 2 battery.

“We decided to fit solar panels after speaking to friends who have had them in their house for a few years. We added a Tesla Power Wall 2 to take advantage of the surplus generation over demand so that we can power our home day and night. The bonus is we can now charge our Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV overnight from the solar power stored. This has worked out better than we expected and most spring, summer and autumn months we have small power bills of around $20. And in winter we have halved our previous power bills. Would we recommend solar panels and a battery? Yes, as the monthly savings we have made show a far better return than having the money in the bank and the interest you would earn from the bank is taxed whereas the savings from the solar panels is tax free.

Another bonus is that we are protected from power cuts on the grid.”

Patrick McDonald

Lower Hutt

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

Les Newman


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



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!


Churton Park

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."

Rob Birnie


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!



We have a very comfortable home now after ventilation was installed. We are extremely satisfied with it

Tim Jackson


Great Service, good products and excellent advise on the options

Dumindu Sundara


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

Rik and Johan

Upper Hutt

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.

Kelvin and Rebecca Wilson


The team from Harrisons Wellington were the most professional team that I've dealt with in a very long time. Owner & Director Daryl Zuppicich was so helpful to our needs that it made the whole experience a piece of cake. Daryl went over and above to help us with both the install of the I-vent system into our kitchen and then the install of the underfloor insulation. His team are a credit to them self and to Harrisons. They were so friendly and helpful. At the time of the work we had a newborn baby in the house and they worked around her sleeping times and when they couldn't you wouldn't have known they were even there. I would have know hesitation in recommending Daryl and his friendly team to anyone wanting and work done. We would like to say a big thank you again for all the help that you gave us. Oct 17

Patrick Gleeson


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



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.

Wayne & Trish

Upper Hutt Wellington

Daryl was very helpful and professional to deal with. He explained how the i-vent system worked and answered all our questions. At no time was there any pressure to make a quick decision or to buy.

Kudos to Steve & James who installed it, great personalities and hard workers. We wanted an outlet in the conservatory but a very difficult position to get to. They worked out a way to make it happen.

Even the first day after it was installed we noticed the difference, no condensation anywhere. The i-vent is awesome, wish we had done it sooner. I would recommend to anyone.

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.

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