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Victron SmartSolar regulator

24 October 2018
Category:  Solar Systems

There has been a bug detected in the firmware of Victron's new range of Bluetooth enabled SmartSolar MPPT charge controllers.

sunpower solar panel

19 October 2018
Category:  Sales

Rainbow Power Company now stocks and sells SunPower E-Series solar panels. Are premium solar panels worth the extra investment?

cloud and battery

2 July 2018
Category:  Solar Systems

We are usually blessed with near perfect winters in Nimbin; cool nights and beautiful sunny days. Every so often though, we will get a cloudy week.

fridge with solar panel

13 June 2018
Category:  Appliances

Anyone going off grid needs to consider their fridge.

Victron BYD off grid solar system

4 June 2018
Category:  Solar Systems

Rainbow Power now has an off grid lithium battery system we are confident in putting our name and company behind.

balancing act

23 February 2018
Category:  Solar Systems

Just like in life, off grid systems are all about finding the right balance. Here are some of the common imbalances that we regularly see.

person on cross road

13 December 2017
Category:  Electricity

Since December 1st, 2017, new regulations are in place in regards to your electricity meter. These new regulations are ironically labelled 'Power of Choice'.

battery charge icons

22 November 2017
Category:  Renewable Energy

Nickel-Iron (Ni-Fe) batteries have some interesting features but are not recommended for grid interactive or off-grid solar systems.

B-Box Pro with 4 modules

6 November 2017
Category:  Sales

New in November 2017: Rainbow Power Company now sells the BYD B-Box, a modular 48 volt battery systems.

Tesla Powerwall 2

30 May 2017
Category:  Sales

Whether you are completely off grid, or you operate a grid connect system (or would like to), one of your major financial investments is in your battery storage.

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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.