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sketch of earth contained in water drop

28 February 2012
Categories:  Government, Renewable Energy

A micro-hydro system can produce sustainable power 24hrs a day, if you have a property that has a water course with a significant drop in height.

high voltage power lines sketch

2 February 2012
Categories:  Electricity, Government

The Australian Energy Market Commission predicting a 42% increase in NSW retail electricity prices by 2014 due to the electricity networks being unprepared for the soaring peak demands.

11 January 2012
Categories:  Electricity, Government, Solar Systems

South Australia's fire services have moved to correct a growing assumption about house fires at properties where solar power is installed.

black and white sketch of toaster

3 January 2012
Categories:  Appliances, Electricity

If you wish to run a toaster on a solar system, you may want to look around for a low power one to keep your inverter size as low as possible.

25 November 2011
Categories:  Government, Incentives

Since the NSW Gov't came to power we have seen our industry decimated by indecision and a review that has ignored the broader benefits solar brings to our community.

Solar Workshop Students in Kiribati

2 November 2011
Category:  Rainbow Power

Rainbow Power Company conducted a training course in Kiribati for outer islanders titled Installation and Maintenance of DC lighting systems.

18 October 2011
Categories:  Electricity, Solar Systems

Due to rising electricity prices and the current lack of a regulated feed-in tariff (in NSW), we are getting a lot of inquiries to 'get off the grid'.

5 October 2011
Categories:  Electricity, Incentives

In NSW, customers who have missed out on the earlier Solar Bonus Scheme will be best using a net meter.

Peter Pedals in 2010

23 September 2011
Category:  Rainbow Power

Fundraising event on Sunday, 2nd October, 11am to 4pm, at the Nimbin Bush Theatre.

burnt down house

15 September 2011
Category:  Rainbow Power

Rainbow Power Company's co-founder Peter Pedals lost his life's work on 14.9.11 when his home went up in flames.

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We install solar systems in Northern NSW and Southern QLD.


QLD:
Gold Coast (from Coolangatta to Southport), Nerang and Hinterland (Beaudesert) and out West (Warwick, Stanthorpe, Killarney)


NSW:
Northern NSW (Tweed Heads to Yamba, including Evans Head, Byron Bay and Ballina); the Far North Coast Hinterland (Grafton via Lismore to Murwillumbah) and out West (Casino to Tenterfield, including Drake and Tabulam, as well as Woodenbong and Bonalbo)

For larger system we also go up to Brisbane or down to Coffs Harbour and even Glen Innes. Other places by arrangement.