How It Began - The 2008 Nimbin Solar Packaging Scheme

In 2008 NNIC in partnership with Rainbow Power Company facilitated the uptake of 56 x 1 kW grid interactive solar systems by local residents. A 2 kW array was also installed at NNIC's premises and another at the Nimbin Town Hall/School of Arts. For the latest info on rebates available for residential solar arrays, see RPC's website.

To date those arrays have generated an estimated 460,000kWh = 432 tonnes CO2-e (as at July 2014).

In February 2009 we celebrated the successful completion of this project, followed by a day and a half of community planning around sustainability, which led to the first Sustainable Nimbin Community Plan.