At Light Touch Solar & Electrical, we are often asked for our opinion on the best solar equipment available at any given time. When doing so, we disregard vague and often misleading industry jargon such as “Tier 1 panels”. Rather, we leverage decades of combined experience in designing, installing and servicing solar systems to recommend only the best in class. We also constantly scan the market for new technology and products and can confidently say that there are clear market leaders for each of the main components of a solar system – WINAICO (panels), Enphase (inverters) and Tesla (batteries).
Founded in 2003, WINAICO is the largest solar panel manufacturer in Taiwan – home of the semiconductor. It holds a prestigious place among the top three manufacturers in the world and leverages a unique sales platform through which it sells direct to Approved Retailers, of which Light Touch Solar & Electrical is one of only a select few in NSW.
Founded in California in 2006, Enphase Energy is the world’s #1 microinverter manufacturer by volume. Enphase products undergo 1 million power-on hours of accelerated, long-term reliability testing prior to release. That equates to more than 114 years!
Tesla’s Powerwall is the battery that brought home energy storage into the mainstream and Light Touch Solar & Electrical is proud to be a Certified Installer. The Powerwall’s successor – Powerwall 2 – is the most advanced home energy storage system available today.
Founded in 2013, Solar Analytics has quickly grown into Australia’s largest independent solar monitoring company. Their solar smart meters provide the most up-to-date solar information, anytime, anywhere. See your energy consumption as it happens and catch huge spikes. You can also see the impact of weather, shading, faults and breakages on your solar performance, so you can improve your system’s efficiency.
CATCH Power solar diverters are designed, engineered and manufactured right here in New South Wales. They detect whenever there is surplus solar energy which would otherwise be exported to the grid and divert it to your electric hot water heater. They offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional solar hot water collectors and far greater flexibility.