Solar News

Rainbow Power is turning 30

8 February 2017
Category: Rainbow Power
RPC from above

Rainbow Power Company (RPC) is 30 years old this year. It started with Peter Pedals, Dave C and Jack van Hest selling solar torches out of the back of a van at The Channon and Nimbin markets. In May 1987 a group of Nimbin locals interested in the off grid lifestyle, got together and formed the company that began its life in the shop on Cullen St which now houses the Nimbin Apothecary. It didn't take long to outgrow those premises and the visionary workers of Rainbow Power found the land and built the mud-brick factory that is their current premises on Alternative Way, using money loaned to it by the shareholders of RPC.

In the last 30 years, RPC has advised on, designed and installed thousands of stand-alone and grid-connected solar systems; designed and manufactured dozens of ground breaking products and employed hundreds of local Nimbin people, in addition to supplying and installing systems in the Pacific region and teaching the benefits and management of renewable energy systems to all.

These days the majority of their work is in the design and installation of Off-Grid systems for domestic homes and commercial premises, with sales of grid-connect & pumping systems coming a close second. The rest of the world has since caught up to the levels of RPC's original innovation, so although they no longer make machinery and instruments, the expertise & experience built up over 30 years is now used to evaluate their suppliers' products, giving confidence that they are supplying the best value and most reliable equipment in the Solar business to their customers. Customers who keep coming back.

RPC is still going strong, they are a major employer in Nimbin and a strong supporter of local businesses, sporting teams, music festivals, charities and community groups. They believe it's important to support the wonderful Nimbin Community and continue to be a big part of it for the next 30 years and beyond.

Want to read more? View Previous | Next article.

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