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solar duck

1 July 2023
Category:  Electricity

The world is turning to renewable energy, however, a green grid is not without challenges. What the duck?

Solva 100

27 April 2023
Categories:  Electricity, Rainbow Power, Solar Systems

RPC have a new stand-alone (off grid) solar power system to introduce!

Proudly Australian Made in our manufacturing warehouse in Nimbin NSW, these are our largest systems ever! The SolVA Commercial containerised solar power systems for extra-large projects and those dreaming BIG!

RPC recently completed installation of its first 100 kW containerised solar system for Mansfield Estate Eco Retreat in Port Macquarie.

Tesla Power Walls

27 March 2023
Categories:  Electricity, Rainbow Power, Solar Systems

There was a time when solar panels and the thought of renewable energy for all, seemed a pipedream, or simply the domain of hippies and fringe dwellers, not so anymore.

Now more than 30% of Australian homes have panels, a larger percentage per rooftop than any other country in the world, and soon the renewable energy feeding back into the Aussie energy grid will exceed that which is coming from coal.

Grey Nomad

21 February 2023
Categories:  Electricity, Rainbow Power, Solar Systems

Grey Nomads Making a Difference with Rainbow Power Company.

We sell both 12 volt and 24 volt (nominal) solar panels to match your RV's battery voltage. Our panels come in various different shapes and sizes to suit most vehicles/installation areas.

SolVA Series

7 January 2023
Categories:  Appliances, Electricity, Rainbow Power, Solar Systems

Reducing power use and load demands.

Although we prefer to quote customers on getting the exact amount of solar for their lifestyle desires, we also realise that there is often still a need for them to curb their energy usage.

Talaria at Rainbow Power Company

7 October 2022
Categories:  Electricity, Rainbow Power, Solar Systems

The Talaria STING electric dirt bike- now available at RPC.

Hi it’s the RPC brains trust- and today we’re talking to you about our newest product, the Talaria Electric Dirt Bike.

Appliances Energy Chart

7 November 2022
Categories:  Appliances, Electricity, Rainbow Power, Solar Systems

Reducing power use and load demands.

Although we prefer to quote customers on getting the exact amount of solar for their lifestyle desires, we also realise that there is often still a need for them to curb their energy usage.

Rainbow Power Company Building

31 August 2022
Category:  Rainbow Power

35 years is a long time for any business and reaching such a milestone.

At the time when Rainbow started there were only 8 solar companies in Australia and renewables were much more expensive; now there are hundreds if not thousands of solar companies and Solar has become relatively affordable for all, families and businesses alike.

Solar Batteries 2022

19 July 2022
Category:  Rainbow Power

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.

Power Station

Categories:  Government, Renewable Energy

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".

RPC head office

Category:  Rainbow Power

Here at Rainbow Power Company, we maintain high standards of privacy protection when handling the personal information of our valued customers and clients.

Telsa model 3

1 March 2022
Category:  Rainbow Power

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.

induction cooktop

15 February 2022
Category:  Appliances

The consensus here at RPC is that gas cooking is still CURRENTLY the best way to go with off grid solar power systems.

tiny home with solar panels in front

11 January 2022
Category:  Appliances

Running a washing machine on a small off grid solar system is entire possible. There are a few things to consider though.


1 January 2022
Category:  Electricity

Power is basically a calculation of the workload that an electric current can do, and that workload is measured in watts.

RPC worksheet for kids

1 November 2021
Category:  Rainbow Power

We were thrilled to recently be asked to facilitate a workshop from our RPC educational trailer, at Nimbin Central School's Science Week.

Faulty panel with label

1 August 2021
Category:  Rainbow Power

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.

bore pump in field

1 July 2021
Category:  Sales

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.

Tesla at Lismore fair

20 June 2021
Category:  Rainbow Power

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.

Power SolVA in manufacturing

1 May 2021
Categories:  Sales, Solar Systems

We at RPC are proud to be introducing the newest love-child from our barefoot brains trust; the Power Solva800.

Super Agent Andy

22 March 2021
Categories:  Rainbow Power, Sales

Rainbow Power Company is out-sourcing super agents in places where we feel that we can make a difference.

manufacturing area

24 February 2021
Category:  Rainbow Power

The orders for solar power systems here at RPC have not stopped or slowed down- if anything, they have ramped up!

sunset over panels

22 February 2021
Category:  Rainbow Power

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.

hard at work

12 January 2021
Category:  Solar Systems

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.

1990 AGM attendees

20 November 2020
Category:  Rainbow Power

A heartfelt thank you to RPC's Karlin Bracegirdle.

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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 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.