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Locally owned and operated with a passion for clean energy for the Northern Rivers. Committed to providing the highest quality equipment and engineered designs, installation and maintenance of your solar energy system. You’ll benefit from our combined 30 years of solar, electrical and engineering experience. Designing and installing on-grid, battery and off-grid solar systems since 2002. Do you also need meter board upgrades and all general electrical? We’ve got that covered too.

Tim Hodgson Light Touch

Tim Hodgson

Business Owner & Project Manager. Tim is a second-generation electrician with 15 years experience in the electrical and solar industries. Tim is licensed by Essential Energy as a Level II Category 1 & 4 Electrician. He is certified as a Clean Energy Council Accredited Installer for Solar PV, a Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer and licensed with the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) to install split system air conditioners. Tim is driven by a vision to decarbonise and decentrantilse the energy system and commits himself to helping the uptake of quality solar for business, home and community.

Alice Moffett Solar

Alice Moffett

Sustainability Specialist & Business Manager. Alice specialises in sustainability advice for homes, businesses and organisations and making sure your solar project is professionally managed from start, to finish, to after-sales care and support. Alice has a Diploma in Sustainability and a unique knowledge of our region’s needs from 10 years of experience working with communities in the Northern Rivers in sustainable living and renewables. Leading positive change, Alice is your first point-of-call to discuss the benefits of solar for your home, business or community project.

Mark Hickey Light Touch Solar

Mark Hickey

Technical Manager. With nearly 30 years of electrical and electronics engineering experience. Mark has been installing solar since 2002 and has been part of several large renewable energy success stories. He is able to explain complex technical systems in everyday terms. Mark looks to the future and sees energy storage, management and monitoring systems as a game changer in the way we interact. Mark is driven to find better solutions for customer’s energy needs with a focus on quality, integrity, attention to detail and forward thinking.

Our Solar Installation Team

Adam Goode

An experienced Clean Energy Council certified electrician, Adam imbues his reliable confidence and professionalism with his warm and welcoming personality. Supervising our solar install team and meeting and greeting clients – be sure to say G’day to Adam when the team arrives. When he’s not working, Adam enjoys cruising in the surf on his 9ft longboard, or whatever surf craft best suits the sea that day.

Jimmy Maher

Our fastidious apprentice, Jimmy has an eye for detail that will see him sailing through his apprenticeship well into a crafty career as one of the best electricians in the Northern Rivers. We are very happy to have Jimmy on board, and he makes up a strong contingent of our solar install team. Jimmy plays banjo & guitar in the Sofiella & the Handsome Husbands with his partner Sophie at a range of local venues.

Kai Scanlon 

A born-and-raised local, Kai is the youngest member of the solar install team, bringing a shining energy as bright as the sun to every solar system. Kai is our star solar installer, having installed a range of Light Touch solar systems throughout the Northern Rivers with our team. Another keen surfer, Kai is stoked that Byron is his local, and we are stoked that Kai is part of our team.


Welcome Chris

Customer Support Specialist

A long time friend of Tim & Alice, Chris joins the team as our Customer Support Specialist. We welcome Chris and her passion for clean energy homes and lifestyle and a commitment to care of the customer support process. Chris provides a contact point for your questions and enquires, and helps to take you along the solar and electrical journey from enquiry, to design and quote, site visit and inspection, installation and customer care.

Community Owned Renewable Energy

Power for the people

Springing up around Australia, Community Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) projects enable whole communities to contribute to the growth of clean, renewable energy. We support local CORE projects. Tim is a founding member of CORE Mullumbimby (COREM) whom have a vision for Mullumbimby to be 100% renewable by creating solar projects which local people can be a part of.


We are proud to have invested in the start-up of locally-owned electricity retailer Enova Energy and we are honoured to be their 5th customer. We recommend Enova as your first choice as an electricity retailer. It is now easy to choose a true Northern Rivers born-and-raised electricity retailer who invests back in the local community while supporting community renewable energy projects.

It’s important that all solar designers, installers and sales teams hold a nominated electrical licence and accreditation with the Clean Energy Council (CEC). The CEC is the peak body for the clean energy industry in Australia. They play an important role in ensuring the quality, safety and reliability of the solar PV industry.

As an approved re-seller for the Tesla Powerwall, 360Energy demand high-quality local installations. Light Touch Solar & Electrical is the only approved dealer and installer for 360Energy in the Northern Rivers, giving you access to the highest quality solar storage equipment such as the Tesla Powerwall, LG Chem and SMA Storage.

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With 3 solar packages to select from – Solar Power Starter, Solar Battery Advantage and Complete Off-Grid Solar – Light Touch Solar & Electrical can help save you money now.

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