Solar News

solar duck

1 July 2023
Category:  Electricity

The world is turning to renewable energy, however, a green grid is not without challenges. What the duck?

Solva 100

27 April 2023
Categories:  Electricity, Rainbow Power, Solar Systems

RPC have a new stand-alone (off grid) solar power system to introduce!

Proudly Australian Made in our manufacturing warehouse in Nimbin NSW, these are our largest systems ever! The SolVA Commercial containerised solar power systems for extra-large projects and those dreaming BIG!

RPC recently completed installation of its first 100 kW containerised solar system for Mansfield Estate Eco Retreat in Port Macquarie.

Tesla Power Walls

27 March 2023
Categories:  Electricity, Rainbow Power, Solar Systems

There was a time when solar panels and the thought of renewable energy for all, seemed a pipedream, or simply the domain of hippies and fringe dwellers, not so anymore.

Now more than 30% of Australian homes have panels, a larger percentage per rooftop than any other country in the world, and soon the renewable energy feeding back into the Aussie energy grid will exceed that which is coming from coal.

Grey Nomad

21 February 2023
Categories:  Electricity, Rainbow Power, Solar Systems

Grey Nomads Making a Difference with Rainbow Power Company.

We sell both 12 volt and 24 volt (nominal) solar panels to match your RV's battery voltage. Our panels come in various different shapes and sizes to suit most vehicles/installation areas.

SolVA Series

7 January 2023
Categories:  Appliances, Electricity, Rainbow Power, Solar Systems

Reducing power use and load demands.

Although we prefer to quote customers on getting the exact amount of solar for their lifestyle desires, we also realise that there is often still a need for them to curb their energy usage.

Talaria at Rainbow Power Company

7 October 2022
Categories:  Electricity, Rainbow Power, Solar Systems

The Talaria STING electric dirt bike- now available at RPC.

Hi it’s the RPC brains trust- and today we’re talking to you about our newest product, the Talaria Electric Dirt Bike.

Appliances Energy Chart

7 November 2022
Categories:  Appliances, Electricity, Rainbow Power, Solar Systems

Reducing power use and load demands.

Although we prefer to quote customers on getting the exact amount of solar for their lifestyle desires, we also realise that there is often still a need for them to curb their energy usage.


1 January 2022
Category:  Electricity

Power is basically a calculation of the workload that an electric current can do, and that workload is measured in watts.

RPC Commercial Solar

27 February 2020
Categories:  Electricity, Solar Systems

Have you thought about upgrading your business to solar? A well designed commercial solar system may have a ROI of as low as 2 years.

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?

person on cross road

13 December 2017
Category:  Electricity

Since December 1st, 2017, new regulations are in place in regards to your electricity meter. These new regulations are ironically labelled 'Power of Choice'.

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?

Latronics Battery Backup System

29 January 2013
Categories:  Electricity, Sales

The recent floods and storms have left 250,000 homes without power on the Eastern seaboard which has led to several requests for solar backup systems.

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.

high voltage power lines sketch

2 February 2012
Categories:  Electricity, Government

The Australian Energy Market Commission predicting a 42% increase in NSW retail electricity prices by 2014 due to the electricity networks being unprepared for the soaring peak demands.

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'.

5 October 2011
Categories:  Electricity, Incentives

In NSW, customers who have missed out on the earlier Solar Bonus Scheme will be best using a net meter.

30 March 2011
Categories:  Electricity, Government

SOARING NSW power bills are partly due to flawed government regulation that encourages massive over-investment in towers and wires and pays inflated returns to state-owned electricity transmission and distribution companies, a report has found.

7 October 2010
Category:  Electricity

The director for the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of NSW, Mark Diesendorf says 'the costs of the scheme were dwarfed by the huge increase in electricity bills necessary to pay for new infrastructure'.

27 July 2010
Categories:  Appliances, Electricity

In the production of LED Screens harmful chemicals like lead and mercury and other VOCs are left out of the process.

A chemical used to make LCD televisions and semiconductors could cause more global warming than coal-fired power plants.

8 July 2010
Category:  Electricity

Today, EnergyAustralia announced electricity prices are to rise by 10% within this year .

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 Iluka, including Evans Head, Byron Bay and Ballina); the Far North Coast Hinterland (Yamba via Lismore to Murwillumbah) and out West (Casino to Tenterfield, including Drake and Tabulam, as well as Woodenbong and Bonalbo)

We also have sales agents in
Grafton:contact Andy Wilkinson directly on 0409 508 144, and
Tenterfield:contact Diamond J Legend directly on 0425 769 444.