it’s time to let the sun in

Thanks for voting.

We have our winner.

Nelson Environment Centre 

To celebrate the opening of our new solar hub in Nelson, we opened up nominations of charities to the community. Based on your nominations we selected two highly deserving charities to gift a solar system to. These were Marlborough Four Paws, and Nelson Environment Centre.  

Thanks to the wider communities voting, we have selected Nelson Environment Centre as the winner. They will receive a solar plus battery system worth $30,000!

Watch this space for when we install the system later in the year.


with thanks to


about the winning charity

Nelson Environment Centre Logo

Nelson Environment Centre was founded in 1976 to help the Nelson Tasman community live more sustainably and reduce its impact on the environment. It is the longest-serving environment centre in Aotearoa and delivers a range of programmes, providing information and advice to assist people in taking positive action such as recycling and waste reduction.

As part of our commitment to communities around NZ, we pledge to gift solar systems to charities, organisations and community groups so they can free up funds that might have otherwise been spent on power, to be redirected to areas where they can make a real difference

it’s time to let the sun in

take a look at our recent charity installs

Lightforce Northland

The Whangarei Native Bird Rescue Centre

Lightforce Auckland

Te Whakaora Tangata

a lighter, brighter future

At Lightforce, our vision is to empower a lighter, brighter future for the whole of Aotearoa.

Lighter in terms of the footprint we have on the environment. And brighter in terms of the impact we have in our communities.

As leaders of New Zealand’s solar energy revolution, we’re creating a lighter, brighter future by harnessing the cleanest, greenest, most cost-effective renewable we’ve got – the sun.

By simply putting solar panels on the roofs of homes, businesses and farms up and down New Zealand, we can power our lives for the better using the sun’s energy. Pretty neat, huh?

The more of us that let the sun in, the more balance we restore in nature. And just as the land will come alive with the birds, the bees, and more vibrant shades of green; the coral reefs in the oceans will regenerate, and fish will thrive.

But our vision for a lighter, brighter future is also about you and me, and how we connect today to create a better tomorrow.

So, by working with iwi and education providers, our Lightforce Solar Training Academy creates opportunities for young people to get into the solar industry.

By partnering with local businesses and organisations, our community workshops and events about food, nutrition and sustainability educate kids and adults, so we can create healthier outcomes for ourselves, our families and our planet. And by gifting solar solutions to charities, we enable them to free up funds so they can focus on what they do best – making a real difference.

With the oil industry predicted to collapse by 2030, a lighter, brighter, carbon-free future is closer than we think.

But the decisions we make today will create the world our tamariki and mokopuna will inherit tomorrow.

So there’s never been a better time to let the sun in.

Lightforce Lighter Brighter Future Wide

an illustration by Louise Rosenkrands presenting our vision of a lighter, brighter future.