Battery Storage (and black-out protection) for Grid-Feed and Stand-Alone Solar Power Systems in 2022
The word on many a lip in 2022 is 'Batteries'. Whether you are off grid, or you have a grid connect system, one of the main costly investments will be in the battery storage.
In the lead-up to the recent Federal Election, RPC planned a Renewable Energy Policy Forum, inviting the Candidates for Page to respond to a "wish list".
Here at Rainbow Power Company, we maintain high standards of privacy protection when handling the personal information of our valued customers and clients.
Electric cars are likely to be the way of the future, and forward thinking RPC are the first (and only) in town to have an EV charging station.
The consensus here at RPC is that gas cooking is still CURRENTLY the best way to go with off grid solar power systems.
Running a washing machine on a small off grid solar system is entire possible. There are a few things to consider though.
Power is basically a calculation of the workload that an electric current can do, and that workload is measured in watts.
We were thrilled to recently be asked to facilitate a workshop from our RPC educational trailer, at Nimbin Central School's Science Week.
There are a lot of solar companies doing door knocking at the moment; much like any door to door sales, I wouldn't recommend buying what they spruik.
Dynamic head, flow, tank, speed, suction lift and dry run- sounds more like a marathon race at that time of month than professional pumping terms, but that's what they are.
The RPC factory has been abuzz with excitement this month, with the purchase of our first 100% Electric Vehicle, a Tesla Model 3.
Transport is currently Australia's third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. This means that although Australian households are rapidly adopting Solar to save money and reduce their CO2 footprint, transitioning our transportation network away from fossil fuels is a critical piece to solving the climate change puzzle.
We at RPC are proud to be introducing the newest love-child from our barefoot brains trust; the Power Solva800.
Rainbow Power Company is out-sourcing super agents in places where we feel that we can make a difference.
The orders for solar power systems here at RPC have not stopped or slowed down- if anything, they have ramped up!
We know there are a lot of options out there, so let's delve into why you can trust Rainbow Power Company with your hard earned cash.
I grew up on a Multiple Occupancy in the bush, in the beautiful hills that surround Nimbin village. The property we lived on, while close to town as the crow flies, was made remote by twelve kilometres of rough bush track and winding, corrugated dirt road. The nearest mains power connection was over three Ks away, and the steep, forested terrain meant that to connect mains power to the property would cost many tens of thousands of dollars, even in the late 1970s when the community formed.
A heartfelt thank you to RPC's Karlin Bracegirdle.
From the back of a van to today's massive premises and online shop, RPC have seen a lot in its 33 years in business.
The 80's in Nimbin saw the hippies not only protect some of our most precious old growth rainforest, but the region also saw new technologies pioneered.
As things slowly get back to 'normal', we at RPC have had a chance to step back and reflect on what is important to our shareholders, our staff and we hope- our customers.
Laughing gas (nitrous oxide) is a potent greenhouse gas and can be addictive when misused, causing great pain and expense.
You've heard the renewables naysayers happily espouse coal and coal seam gas (or nuclear power!) when they speak of rubbish tips around the world filling up with unwanted solar panels
The heart of each photovoltaic installation contains a PV inverter. It transforms the energy collected by the solar panels into usable electricity.
So you have made the decision to power your tiny home with the sun? Congratulations! Solar power is now the cheapest most abundant energy source in the world.
Have you thought about upgrading your business to solar? A well designed commercial solar system may have a ROI of as low as 2 years.