Solar News

Big Numbers

9 March 2017
Categories: Rainbow Power | Sales
solar panels with reflection of sun

Recent research of our records at Rainbow Power Company has revealed some amazing numbers. It turns out that RPC has installed 4 Megawatts (4,000,000 Watts) of solar panels in the last 20 years. So, what does that mean?

It means that those panels have generated 70 Gigawatt hours (70,000,000 Kilowatt hours) of electricity. That's enough to power 10,655 average Australian homes for a year, saving 49,194 tonnes of Greenhouse pollution from entering our atmosphere!


  • 10,391 passenger vehicles driven for one year, or
  • 188,642,949 kilometres driven by an average passenger vehicle, or
  • 14163 tonnes of waste recycled instead of going to landfill, or
  • 2230 rubbish trucks of waste recycled instead of going to landfill.


  • 20,954,287 litres of petrol consumed, or
  • 23,811,340 kilograms of coal burned, or
  • 651 tanker trucks' worth of petrol, or
  • 5195 average US homes' total energy use for one year, or
  • 7264 average US homes' electricity use for one year, or
  • 1,743,861incandescent lamps switched to LEDs, or
  • 113,895 barrels of oil consumed, or
  • 2,011,050 gas cylinders used for home barbeques.

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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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