Nimbin can now claim to be the solar power capital of Australia with the completion of the Nimbin Community Solar Farm Project on the roofs of six community-owned buildings in the village.
Rainbow Power Company expands the region for solar panel installations.
Television accounts for some 9.5% of the power used by the average Aussie home. The percentage is likely to be even higher for 'stand alone' home power systems.
In the last years the sudden popularity of grid connect solar systems has far surpassed the amount of sales of stand alone systems.
Unlike a lot of the newcomers in the business we still develop and design the best off-grid stand-alone power solutions for remote areas.
Innovative Grundfos pump systems work great in remote areas where water is scarce and where there is no existing power supply.
Nanosolar claims that its panels produce electricity at around 5 cents/kilowatt hour. This would be almost the same cost as power from coal and, currently, 33% of the cost of conventional solar systems.
Almost 39 years since Peter Pedals founded Nimbin-based Rainbow Power Company he reckons society has changed so much that he has become mainstream.