Waikato Solar Hub

Waikato is one of the best places to invest in solar energy in New Zealand. Our Lightforce Solar Waikato hub is ready to help you transition to clean and renewable solar energy so you can achieve more savings and a lighter carbon footprint.

Whether you want to learn if your roof is suitable for solar or are looking for an expert team to install solar panels, we have you covered.

Lightforce Solar - Waikato


436A State Highway 26, Newstead 3286, New Zealand


0800 537 6527


9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday (Excludes public holidays)

Frequently asked questions

Lightforce Solar Waikato offers a free, no-obligation quote. Get in touch so we can match the best solar solution to your specific energy needs.

Is installing solar panels worth it in Waikato?

Like other parts of New Zealand, Waikato generally experiences a moderate climate with a good amount of sunlight, especially during the summer months. Installing solar panels can be a worthwhile investment as they can save electricity costs and increase your property value. However, we recommend consulting with our regional solar experts to assess your suitability.

How many solar panels do I need to power my house in Waikato?

For some properties in Waikato, the estimated number of solar panels can range between 9 to 20. However, important factors, such as the size of your property, will determine the exact number of solar panels you need.

Are solar panels effective during winter?

Solar panels are well known for their year-round effectiveness. So, yes, solar panels still work and are effective during winter. They absorb energy from the sun’s light rather than the sun’s heat. Even in the autumn and winter months, when there is little wind, only reduced sunlight hours will impact the solar panels’ performance. 

Will solar power work during a blackout in Waikato?

If your solar system is grid-tied in a Waikato solar plant, you may not be able to use that energy during a blackout. However, you can use solar batteries as a backup system to provide power.

“An electrical engineering friend of mine had recommended lightforce to me. I particularly like the attention to detail that went into installing this system.”

– Andrew & Nicola MacPherson
Te Awamutu

Why Choose Lightforce Solar?

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Bespoke Solar solutions to suit your requirements


10-year Workmanship Guarantee


25-30 Years Panels Warranty


Trusted installers of solar for 10+ years

We are a passionate solar power company focused on sustainability.

We have solar hubs all over the country, so you can be looked after by our expert, in-house teams no matter where you are in NZ.

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Smart For The Environment. Smart For Your Wallet