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Nimbin Solar Info Session

9 June 2016
Categories: Solar Systems | Electricity
grid connected house with batteries

Nimbin Neighbourhood & Information Centre (NNIC) has organised a free information session at the Nimbin Town Hall on Sunday, 24th of July, 2016, starting at 10.15am.

The NSW Solar Bonus Scheme (SBS) is ending on 31 December 2016. About 146,000 grid interactive solar systems were installed under the scheme. With such a large market coming to life at once, there will be a lot of wooing from both serious and opportunistic companies in order to secure a piece of the cake.

The session will help existing and future solar customers to make informed and timely decisions. Rainbow Power Company will also present battery options for those who want to take their solar systems to the next level.


  1. Welcome and Intros
  2. Feed In Tariff - quick reminder that we are all on gross metering and how that works. (NNIC)
  3. Likely range of feed in tariffs available once the subsidised FIT ends. (Enova and Guy from RPC/NNIC)
  4. Net metering - what that means. Pros and cons of switching to net metering. (RPC)
  5. Managing your net metered system - behaviours to optimise efficiency and benefits (eg use power when sun shining etc). (Paul from RPC)
  6. Costs and availability of net meters. Where to get them and who can/will install them? (Mark Cave and Enova)
  7. What about batteries? Stand alone or battery back ups. Pros and cons of available battery technologies. Cost vs benefit (including embodied energy and carbon emission considerations). (Paul & Rob from RPC).

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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 trading (not quite as normal). System designers are working from home and can customise a quote for you (free of charge) over the phone and online. We are still dispatching and posting items, with safety precautions in place. You can still order online or over the phone, and pick up items from RPC (our show room is closed however, and appointments must be made to pick up orders). We are still doing site inspections, keeping the recommended social distancing.

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. PH: 02 6689 1430 or send an enquiry
..stay safe and healthy, your RPC family