Newsletter Archive

E-News Issue #128

6 August 2009

Australian Tax Office and Solar

Over the years the ATO has issued a few decisions about rebates, depreciation etc. Find a few links in the Tax & Centrelink FAQ section.

Power Used by Evacuated Tube Hot Water System

A few months ago I wrote an article about how much power the pump used on a tube type hot water service. During the fairly warm month of March it used an average of 148Wh/day for one person or 190kWh/day for 2 people using the hot water.

Interestingly it used an average of 264Wh/day during our cold month in June. This is for one person.

Read the updated article.

Desert Knowledge

The $3.1m Desert Knowledge Solar Centre showcases and demonstrates a range of solar panel technologies in commercial scale installations. It is located near Alice Springs in the harsh Australian Outback. Data for the past several months shows that the Kyocera panels performed best out of 5 crystalline panels under test. Check out the results.

Installation

We do recommend that installations be carried out by a Clean Energy Council accredited person. Otherwise we suggest using someone like and electrician, auto electrician or technician as it is a skilled job and even 12Volts can start a fire etc.

If you feel you need to install it yourself you will find a number of useful articles and links in our Cables & Fuses FAQ section.

There are also some 'best practise guides' on the Bush Light website [edit 2017: website discontinued].

Cheers from Dave and all the RPC crew.

Dave Lambert (Director)

+-2011 Newsletters

+-2010 Newsletters

+-2009 Newsletters

+-2008 Newsletters

+-2007 Newsletters

+-2006 Newsletters

+-2005 Newsletters

+-2004 Newsletters

+-2003 Newsletters

+-2002 Newsletters

+-2001 Newsletters

+-2000 Newsletters

+-1999 Newsletters

+-1998 Newsletters

+-1997 Newsletters


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.

We are Open for Business

Rainbow Power Company would like to assure our customers that we are trading (not quite as normal). System designers are working from home and can customise a quote for you (free of charge) over the phone and online. We are still dispatching and posting items, with safety precautions in place. You can still order online or over the phone, and pick up items from RPC (our show room is closed however, and appointments must be made to pick up orders). We are still doing site inspections, keeping the recommended social distancing.

Contact us

This is the perfect time to start thinking about your power needs for the future, reducing your bills, and safeguarding against future power outages, so call today and get in before the oncoming solar rush. PH: 02 6689 1430 or send an enquiry
..stay safe and healthy, your RPC family