Sustainable Technologies

Also called Sustainable Technologies, alternative technology is a term used to refer to technologies that are more environmentally friendly than the functionally equivalent technologies dominant in current practice.

Nimbin has lead the way on employing alternative technologies since the settlement by the alternative community after the Aquarius Festival in 1973. Many local communities pioneered the use of alternative technology systems and led the rest of Australia in this movement.

Rainbow Power Company Ltd is an unlisted public company, incorporated in 1987 to design, manufacture, sell and install renewable energy equipment – which is one type of sustainable technologies, based on solar, wind and hydro energy sources.

They have been a major protagonist of the increased use of renewable energy both in Australia and in overseas countries. Their unparalleled commitment to education, demonstration and innovation provides Australia with a display that receives thousands of visitors a year. The company’s dedicated and experienced workforce, well equipped factory and comprehensive range of products and services have demonstrated their leadership in the area of alternative technologies.

Winner of the Lismore Business Award 2006 – Most Environmentally Friendly Business, Rainbow Power Company continues to strive in the alternative technology industry with a primary objective of turning the tide away from environmental destruction and towards environmental harmony. You can find them at