Your Townsville Solar and Electrical Specialists

Family owned, local and trusted

Grid Connected and Off Grid Battery Systems

We are Tesla Accredited

Finance available through SOLAR Green Loans

Our aim is to take the confusion out of buying solar for your home or business.

At the end of the installation we give you and your family a real understanding of how to best use the solar power you produce by your system.

Barra Electrical is your Townsville Solar and Electrical Specialists, and is owned and operated by local lead designer and installer James Laycock.  James has been specialising exclusively in Solar Power and Battery installations for 12 years, and our combined staff industry experience exceeds 50 years.  Our team takes pride in all our work and you won’t find more dedication, care and love for a great quality job than our team deliver’s and best of all, we will be here if you need us for decades to come. Our mission is to deliver quality systems and workmanship at a fair and competitive price while reducing your energy costs and carbon footprint.  We can supply and install different levels of quality systems that meet your needs including grid connected, or off grid battery solar systems.

Don’t be the victim of high pressure sales tactics, use a truly local reputable company. We source our panels and inverters from local suppliers to keep the profits and jobs local.


Accurate Quoting. Best Quality Service and Products.

We install the BEST Quality Solar Products

Service Work

We can carry out electrical service and repair work.

Power to Pool Pumps

We can connect power to your pool pumps.

Switchboard Upgrades

Upgrades to existing switchboards with circuit breakers and safety switches.

Energy Smart Audits

See how you can reduce your energy use through smart systems.

Underground Services

Underground cabling and services installation.


So so so happy with Barra Electrical, they went above an beyond being helpful. They got onto the job so quickly, job sight was left all clean and tidy, just wonderful people. Jody stays in touch to make sure we are happy , so after service is just as good.
Thanks guys

Rosemarie Anderson

By far easiest solar company to deal with, great pricing, quality products, very knowledgeable staff and genuinely felt like they were there to help me instead of just trying to make another sale like most other solar companies and had the panels up on my roof in no time saving me money.

Alexander Burnett

Awesome job by the team at barra electrical, thanks for the install of our solar system.
Very professional, clean and tidy. Our hot water timer couldn't be installed as the hot water system we have isn't big enough, so they let us know and took it off the bill. A lot better than most who just want to make the extra few dollars.
Highly recommend them to anyone.
Thanks guys

Pete Knight

Fantastic Company. The quote I received was spot on to what I paid. The quoting was easy to do, they worked around me and my schedule and were easy to communicate with. The staff installing my solar were polite and tidy.


We are very happy with the recent solar installation completed by James and his team. They could not do enough to accommodate our various requests and the consultation was second to none.

The monitoring app by Solar Analytics is fantastic and very easy to use and definitely worth the money. So far the system is performing better than expected and we can monitor production/consumption and the savings from our iPhones.

After sales service...not a problem. James is calling back soon to fine tune one small issue but system performance is not affected.

Tony & Kate Mooney

From the outset I was greeted with sheer professionalism, I was contacted in a timely fashion via email regarding my quote and all questions and queries I posed (there were quite a few!) Were answered with open, honest and informative information and advice. The process has been very smooth and very easy. The installation guys were punctual, extremely polite and above all very friendly, again questions were answered honestly and simply (especially for me whose solar knowledge was pretty much non existent) they ran through the system with me and explained the process. Overall I am extremely satisfied with my decision in choosing this company.


Quick quoting turn around, no pressuring/pushy salesman, quality install and well priced. James was very knowledgeable when discussing technical details of the install and took the time to discuss some additional details post install. Barra electrical also do post installation system monitoring to ensure the system is functioning correctly and provide ongoing fault checking. The solar analytics install makes self monitoring highly valuable also. Highly recommend.

Blain Morgan