Grid Connect Solar & Battery Systems

Why invest in solar?

  • Do you want to save money on your next electricity bill?
  • Do you want to power your home or business with clean energy?
  • Do you want to be less dependent on the big energy retailers?
  • Do you want to add value to your property?
  • Do you want to make a difference?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you may want to consider a grid connect solar power system. Over 2 million Australian households and businesses have already joined the green revolution and installed solar on their rooftops. It is not too late, you too can save and reduce your environmental footprint.

A grid connected solar power system will supply your household with energy and, if you consume less than you produce, feed the surplus to the electricity grid. Surplus energy is usually metered and credited to your power bill (depending on what State you are in and what retailer you are with). Rainbow Power Company recommends Enova Energy, which currently offers one of the best "no strings" feed in tariff (FiT) for solar customers. Apart from the 16c FiT, Enova is Australia's first community owned energy retailer, and the majority of shareholders live near RPC in the Northern Rivers of NSW.

Grid Connect Solar Components

A grid connect solar system is not very complex. It essentially consists of solar panels and an inverter. The inverter converts the DC electricity from the solar panels into 230V AC for the grid. Inverters are small and can be mounted on the inside or outside of your house. The solar panels are ideally mounted on a north facing roof. You could also mount the panels on a pole or ground frame if your roof is facing 'the wrong way'.
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Solar panels and inverters require minimum maintenance as they do not have any moving parts. Rain will usually keep the panels clean. Today's solar panels come with a 25-year performance warranty, but are designed to last 50 years or more. View the components that we use.

System Size and Cost

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To determine an appropriate system size please read our residential, rural and commercial section which includes system examples and prices. You could also use our grid connect solar calculator for an accurate and instant quote (you will need a recent and typical electricity bill).

The amounts quoted (for grid connect solar systems) include solar panels, inverter, roof mounted frame kit, cabling, fuses, labels and labour.
Contact us for prices on other systems.

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