Rainbow Power Company

Social and Business Ethics

Earth held by hands, centring Australia

We at the Rainbow Power Company are employed in an industry with a primary objective of turning the tide away from environmental destruction and towards environmental harmony. We frequently hear businesses claim that they hold environmental concerns above all else, but often this attitude is taken in order to increase sales and may only be a public relations fa├žade.

Our aims and objectives include the following:

  • To manufacture, wholesale, retail and demonstrate by example devices powered by Renewable Energy sources.
  • To trade in only high quality, user friendly, efficient, cost effective products, supported by reliable up-to-date advice and after sales service.
  • To educate the general public in aspects of using energy from renewable sources, and living and developing in a sustainable way.
  • To aid developing countries of the world in improving their living standards by educating and trading with them in renewable energy products.


Group of Hippies holding Rainbow Power Company Banner

The early days - Photo from 1988

Rainbow Power Company Ltd is an unlisted public company, incorporated in 1987 to design, manufacture, sell and install renewable energy equipment based on solar, wind and hydro energy sources.

We are proud to have been a major protagonist of the increased use of renewable energy both in Australia and in overseas countries. Our unparalleled commitment to education, demonstration and innovation provides Australia with a display that receives thousands of visitors a year. The company's dedicated and experienced workforce, well equipped factory and comprehensive range of products and services have provided us with a strong foundation on which we intend to continue to grow.

More details about our humble beginnings part 1 | part 2.

Wholesale and Distribution

Rainbow Power Company shop interior

RPC shop and display

The Company's domestic sales are handled by a variety of re-sellers (wholesalers) around the country and through our shop-front, online shop and mail order services (retail).

With access to the latest technologies and excellent support from our suppliers Rainbow Power Company is able to be competitive in all its products and services.

The company is proud to have a reputation for being one of the largest distributors of solar panels and batteries in the country.

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Export and Services Overseas

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Vanuatu Solar Install

Rainbow Power Company Ltd exports around 30% of its products and services to many countries in the Pacific region and beyond.

Power in these locations is usually needed for home lighting, medical clinics, schools, community centres, communications projects as well as for village water pumping.

We have also undertaken training courses and consultancy projects in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Kirribati and Brazil.

Our Head Office

Rainbow Power Company under a Rainbow
RPC Headquarters

Rainbow Power Company warehouse
Our warehouse

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More Gear

Cottage in Nimbin
Our Caretaker's Cottage

Based in Northern NSW on the East coast of Australia, the Company's headquarters are powered by a 60 kW grid feed solar array with 35 kWh of battery back-up.

As a working demonstration of the technologies we sell, the 1100 sq metre building is solar passive in design and incorporates many energy saving features. This includes composting toilets, solar hot water system, organic insulation (wool, mud bricks) and large rainwater tanks.

Our showroom is open 9am to 5pm (NSW daylight saving time), Monday to Friday. Guided tours for groups can be booked for a small fee.

Now with a new mural.

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

We also have sales agents in
Grafton:contact Andy Wilkinson directly on 0409 508 144, and
Tenterfield:contact Diamond J Legend directly on 0425 769 444.