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Solar Bonus Scheme Wind Up

9 May 2012
Category: Government
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If your solar system or wind generator has been approved under the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme it must be connected to the electricity network by 30th June 2012 to be eligible for the tariff payments of 60¢ or 20¢.

If you are awaiting the connection of your system Rainbow Power Company suggests that you contact your installer and Level 2 accredited electrician to determine whether installation and grid connection is possible in this limited time frame.

It is important that your installation meets all requirements of the Solar Bonus Scheme including complying with the metering and connection requirements of your Distribution Network Services Business as well as the strict rules governing eligibility for the higher (60¢) tariff rate.

Act Now

If you have lost confidence in your installer/supplier, or worse, if they have since gone out of business, contact Rainbow Power Company as soon as possible. The NSW government announced that the date is fixed and no exceptions or exemptions will be granted.

Customers whose systems are already connected to the electricity grid are not affected. The Scheme operates until 31st December 2016.

Grid interactive systems connected from 1st July 2012 will not be eligible to receive Solar Bonus Tariff payments.

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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.

We are Open for Business

Rainbow Power Company would like to assure our customers that we are still trading. We have modified procedures to ensure social distancing can be maintained throughout all operations in our business. You can also use our webshop to order online or over the phone. Goods will be dispatched via Australia Post and couriers; additional safety precautions for goods handling have been put in place.

Our show room is currently closed, however, appointments can be made by phone so we can prepare orders for pick up from our premises. Please NOTE: ALL pre-existing and new purchases need to be pre-ordered, phone 02 6689 1430, with a time arranged with RPC staff prior to pick-up. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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. System designers are working from home and can customise a quote for you over the phone or online, free of charge. PH: 02 6689 1430 or send an enquiry. We are still doing site inspections where remote tools such as video inspections are not possible, but we are minimising contact with customers and ensuring recommended social distancing measures are in place
...stay safe and healthy, your RPC family