Solar News


rooftop with solar panels

28 July 2019
Categories:  Electricity, Solar Systems

Are you one of the millions of people wanting to not only save the planet, but also significantly reduce your power bills?

flat solar frame

1 July 2019
Category:  Solar Systems

When purchasing or building a new property, the way the house sits in the landscape is important.

rail carriage with solar panels

1 December 2018
Categories:  Rainbow Power, Solar Systems

A tiny Home might seriously reduce your carbon footprint as well as alleviate financial strain and allow for a better lifestyle.

Victron SmartSolar regulator

24 October 2018
Category:  Solar Systems

There has been a bug detected in the firmware of Victron's new range of Bluetooth enabled SmartSolar MPPT charge controllers.

cloud and battery

2 July 2018
Category:  Solar Systems

We are usually blessed with near perfect winters in Nimbin; cool nights and beautiful sunny days. Every so often though, we will get a cloudy week.

Victron BYD off grid solar system

4 June 2018
Category:  Solar Systems

Rainbow Power now has an off grid lithium battery system we are confident in putting our name and company behind.

balancing act

23 February 2018
Category:  Solar Systems

Just like in life, off grid systems are all about finding the right balance. Here are some of the common imbalances that we regularly see.

GSAC roof with 360 solar panels

1 May 2017
Categories:  Rainbow Power, Solar Systems

In May 2017, Rainbow Power Company completed its largest installation so far, at the Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre in Lismore.

grid connected house with batteries

9 June 2016
Categories:  Electricity, Solar Systems

The NSW Solar Bonus Scheme with its 60/20¢ feed-in tariff is coming to an end. Where to from here?

Outback FLEXmax charge controller family

12 July 2012
Category:  Solar Systems

'Should I get a MPPT controller? Are they are more efficient?' We hear these questions a lot. Here is our answer.

Solar Savings Graphs

5 July 2012
Categories:  Electricity, Solar Systems

Find out whether or not a grid connect solar system meets your needs and puts money back in your pocket.

11 January 2012
Categories:  Electricity, Government, Solar Systems

South Australia's fire services have moved to correct a growing assumption about house fires at properties where solar power is installed.

18 October 2011
Categories:  Electricity, Solar Systems

Due to rising electricity prices and the current lack of a regulated feed-in tariff (in NSW), we are getting a lot of inquiries to 'get off the grid'.

9 December 2010
Category:  Solar Systems

A revolutionary product in the solar energy industry, designed for the general consumer who wants to gain energy independence from the grid electricity or use electricity obtained from renewable and ecologically-friendly sources.

1 December 2010
Categories:  Renewable Energy, Solar Systems

Rainbow Power Company expands the region for solar panel installations.

6 October 2010
Categories:  Government, Solar Systems

A summary of funny and interesting findings by the Australian audit / inspection program

6 October 2010
Categories:  Government, Solar Systems

Consumers are advised to choose established solar installers using quality panels and inverters.

16 September 2010
Categories:  Rainbow Power, Solar Systems

Run by the wonderful Karlin Bracegirdle, Living with Solar aims to demystify extra low Voltage DC power systems.

25 August 2010
Categories:  Renewable Energy, Solar Systems

In the last years the sudden popularity of grid connect solar systems has far surpassed the amount of sales of stand alone systems.
Unlike a lot of the newcomers in the business we still develop and design the best off-grid stand-alone power solutions for remote areas.

5 August 2010
Categories:  Renewable Energy, Solar Systems

Nanosolar claims that its panels produce electricity at around 5 cents/kilowatt hour. This would be almost the same cost as power from coal and, currently, 33% of the cost of conventional solar systems.

Australias largest solar roof top installation

27 July 2010
Category:  Solar Systems

Trina Solar Panels have been chosen to Power Australia's Largest Roof-Mounted Solar Array for The University of Queensland.

8 July 2010
Category:  Solar Systems

Australian Geographic has written an article about the installation of the Nimbin 45kW solar farm to supply the town that will make Nimbin one of Australia’s most sustainable communities.

7 July 2010
Categories:  Rainbow Power, Solar Systems

NIMBIN is set to become Australia's most sustainable village after a development application to build a solar farm was lodged with Lismore City Council yesterday.

6 July 2010
Category:  Solar Systems

Beware of deals that seem too good to be true! We often make repairs on cheap panels and components not installed by us. Is your solar company still going to be there in 5 years time?

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.

Tesla Powerwall now in stock!

Rainbow Power Company is pleased to announce that Tesla Powerwall Home Batteries are now in stock - ready to be installed.

Tesla Powerwall is the most cost effective and innovative grid-storage battery on the market and can be retrofit to most existing solar systems.

Contact us NOW

It may sound like a dull sales slogan but stock is limited and moving out fast.

Contact us today for an obligation free quote.