Solar News

Solar Panel Prices and RECs

22 July 2010
Category: Incentives

With low solar panel prices & moderate priced Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), buying extra panels for your new stand alone power system makes a lot of sense!

For instance, 8 × 185 Watt Trina solar panels $830 = $6640 RECs $36 = $5508, so about 83% of the PV cost is subsidised!*

If your system is over 1500 Watts, it will need to either a) cost more than $30,000 to connect to the grid or b) you are situated more than 1km from the grid to get 5 for 1 solar credits (for the amount over 1500 W). The system must be new (not an add on) and it must be installed by an accredited solar installer. There is no rebate for other materials, eg batteries, inverters, mounting frames.

With a larger PV array, you can arguably spend less on batteries, the batteries will keep better charged up and in sunny weather you can probably do a bit of cooking (if your inverter capacity is large enough).

*Prices correct at time of publishing.

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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