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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.

26 July 2011
Categories:  Government, Renewable Energy

Head to the NSW Liberal government website and you will find a strap line reading: "After 100 days in office we've shown we're a Government that delivers".

25 July 2011
Categories:  Government, Incentives

SEIA (Solar Energy Industries Association) have an online petition urging the NSW Government to reinstate a fair feed-in-tariff.

7 June 2011
Solar Industry's $1bn Savings
Category:  Renewable Energy

John Davis on RPC roof
John Davis from the Rainbow Power Company

The NSW Government could save more than $1 billion from the State’s Solar Bonus Scheme without slashing the amount it pays households for solar power.

Read the whole article by Alex Easton, Northern Star here

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We install solar systems in Northern NSW and Southern QLD.

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

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.