Why choose us?
Highest quality local experience
The person designing your solar system is Tim Hodgson, a second-generation electrician who learnt the trade from his father. He combined his passion for clean, renewable energy into his career by becoming a Clean Energy Council certified solar installer in 2009.
Since then, Tim has designed and installed hundreds of solar systems across the Northern Rivers. He shares this knowledge and experience with you by selecting high quality equipment and building a system that is designed to last and grow with you, whatever your energy needs are.
We live in the Northern Rivers and our Solar & Battery Showroom is in the Byron Industrial Estate. Our customers are delighted to know that if they need a system upgrade, system check or experience a product malfunction – we will be here to make the warranty claim and get your system back up and running to its peak performance. Tim keeps a track on your system for years after installation via our online monitoring systems, so we will be the first to know if anything goes wrong.
Your home, your solar
Tim is also your solar project manager. We have handpicked a team of qualified local Clean Energy Council certified electricians and installers who follow in Tim’s trained attention to detail, so you experience an installation that cares for your home and family, and is tailored to your needs.
If, like us, you want to see our region go from strength to strength, building local employment and a skilled industry in renewables, and if like us, you want to know that quality equipment sits on your roof that is built to last, coupled with ongoing customer care and support that you can trust, then it makes sense to choose us. And we look forward to working with you! Tim, Alice & the Light Touch team.
Our Commitment to Quality Equipment
We only select from the safest world-leading solar panels, inverters and batteries. When it comes to solar equipment, trusted brands making the highest quality products with great warranty support is what matters. That way, you can have peace of mind knowing your equipment will last and be replaced if not. From our experience installing solar in the Northern Rivers since 2002, we know that the equipment below is the most reliable and has the best warranty support. View our Solar Equipment page.
Build local community & the renewable economy
We are proud to call the Northern Rivers our home and we are committed to building our community. Our work is driven by our passion to expand renewable energy in the area. Tim was a founding member of COREM, and we are shareholders of Enova Energy – Byron’s own community-owned electricity company.
In addition, we have just launched the Light Touch Community Energy Fund where every solar system we install contributes to local community energy projects. So your Light Touch system is helping community groups and not-for-profit buildings shine with clean energy.
Dave from COREM with Tim at the Enova Energy launch
We are extremely happy to recommend Light Touch Solar & Electrical for installation of solar power. We thoroughly compared 3 installers & their product offering realising there was a great difference of overall quality and attention to detail with service. We chose Light Touch as the products they offered are superior by comparison as they only select from the green technology and high quality products. We live near Byron and felt it important to go for a local business because we value local business and the follow on of service if needed. Above all, this small business is totally reliable as everything Tim said would be done has been done without any issues. I have already recommended them to a friend & will be happy to recommend to others in the future.Teena Wright
I chose Light Touch Solar & Electrical to design and install a 30kW solar hybrid battery system on my commercial premise in Byron. Tim and Mark are very polite and helpful. I was impressed how they were always available, giving a lot of attention all the way through the project. I recommend them to anyone looking for an easy and hassle free solar install.Rick Hultgren
The best part is the after-sales support. They are very responsive. Tim and Mark have been fantastic in installing the whole system really thoroughly and very well, it looks beautiful – we have had comments from people admiring how nice it is. The service is wonderful. They’ve put a very, very good system together.Rudiger Wasser