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.
Anyone going off grid needs to consider their fridge.
Rainbow Power now has an off grid lithium battery system we are confident in putting our name and company behind.
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.
Since December 1st, 2017, new regulations are in place in regards to your electricity meter. These new regulations are ironically labelled 'Power of Choice'.
Nickel-Iron (Ni-Fe) batteries have some interesting features but are not recommended for grid interactive or off-grid solar systems.
New in November 2017: Rainbow Power Company now sells the BYD B-Box, a modular 48 volt battery systems.
Whether you are completely off grid, or you operate a grid connect system (or would like to), one of your major financial investments is in your battery storage.
In May 2017, Rainbow Power Company completed its largest installation so far, at the Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre in Lismore.
Rainbow Power Company has installed 4 Megawatts (4,000,000 Watts) of solar panels in the last 20 years. So, what does that mean?
Rainbow Power Company has advised on, designed and installed thousands of stand-alone and grid-connected solar systems. 30 years later, RPC is still going strong.
Established in 1987 and still going strong (34 years and counting). Is your Solar Company still here?
During the 2016 spring break, Rainbow Power Company placed a Solar Powered Trailer in the middle of the Woody Head campground and opened it for public use.
At the end of this year the Solar Bonus Scheme (SBS) will come to an end, which means the regulated feed-in tariff (FiT) of 60 cents per kWh will be replaced by voluntary tariffs that may or may not be offered to you by your energy retailer.
The NSW Solar Bonus Scheme with its 60/20¢ feed-in tariff is coming to an end. Where to from here?
New im March 2014: Energy efficient LEDs that work on both 12 volt and 24 volt off-grid power systems.
New j-Power components arrived this month, including Plug-n-Play solar panels, a new versatile lighting kit and more accessories.
Rainbow Power Company Ltd is pleased to announce the signing of a major contract with Western Power in Papua New Guinea.
We found a new inexpensive sealed lead acid battery with a high cycle rate that makes it ideal for renewable energy applications like hydro or solar power.
Water-resistant LED floodlight (IP65) for solar battery systems - light up buildings, noticeboards, signs, gardens, entertainment areas, driveways ...
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.
On November 16th, the Climate Change Minister Greg Combet announced that the solar credits scheme will stop at the beginning of next year.
Find out why you should not use Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries on a home solar system.
Sustainable House Day gives people the chance to get a real-life look inside houses that have been designed, built or fitted out with sustainability in mind.
Advantages & disadvantages of the three main types of light bulbs: halogen, fluorescent (fluoro) and light emitting diode (LED).