Pictured left to right: Tim Hodgson – Light Touch Solar & Electrical, Sandi Middleton – Enova Community, Fiona McConnell – North Coast Community Housing, Alice Moffett – Light Touch Solar & Electrical, Tony Pfeiffer – Enova Community
Light Touch Solar & Electrical are proud to have been selected as the solar company for a NSW Government program providing subsidised solar for those in need in early 2018. The program enabled the installation of solar systems on 28 homes managed by North Coast Community Housing (NCCH) for residents in Ballina, Lismore, Grafton, Murwillumbah, Alstonville and Byron Bay.
North Coast Community Housing is a not-for-profit company managing long-term social and affordable housing for people with special needs and residents with low and moderate incomes. The program, which was managed by Enova Community, enabled each home to receive a free home energy audit by Enova, followed by a solar system designed and installed by Light Touch Solar & Electrical.
Business owner & Head Electrician Tim Hodgson designed each system to meet the power needs of each house and saving residents up to $420 in power bill savings each year. “People who normally may not be able to afford a solar PV system are now able to join in on the clean energy revolution” says Tim.
“All the residents I spoke with were very excited that their daytime energy was now coming from solar” says Chris, Light Touch Solar & Electrical’s Energy Consultant & Customer Support Specialist.
Supporting community to access quality solar energy is a very important value of our company. To such end, we have created a Community Solar Fund where $50 from every solar system installed goes toward funding a free solar system for a community organisation in the Northern Rivers.
We have so far enjoyed providing energy consultations, or solar design and installation for a diverse range of non-profit and community-focused organisations, including the Country Women’s Association, Mullumbimby Drill Hall, COREM & Enova Community.
Thanks to Enova Community, North Coast Community Housing and NSW Government, the program helped more people to access the benefits of solar.
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Find out more about our Community Solar Fund: https://lightouchelectrical.com.au/community-solar-fund/