Menu

Rainbow Power Company donates solar oven to Timor-Leste

Former Page MP Janelle Saffin with Paul and Guy from the Rainbow Power Company. (supplied)

Nimbin’s Rainbow Power Company has donated a solar oven to Timor-Leste as a Christmas gift.

The oven was handed to former Page MP Janelle Saffin, who has been a long-term supporter of Timor-Leste.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for Timorese people to have a modern oven, that only relies on the sun to power it,” Ms Saffin said.

“The Rainbow Power Company has been in operation since 1987 and is a major local success story.

‘Like many from our wonderfully creative region, the Rainbow Power Company was way ahead of the times. Combining sustainable practices and products with sustainable business principles is what our small and medium business sector excels at.’

She said company had been promoting the use of appropriate technology throughout the pacific region for over 30 years.

‘Solar cookers provide a cost effective supplement to traditional wood fired cooking,’ she said.

‘In addition, micro solar kits allow cost effective roll out of solar lighting and mobile phone charging and can make a large impact on peoples quality of life at very low cost.’

‘RPC were pleased to be able to give this Sun Flair Solar Oven as an example of these types of appropriate technologies.

Martin Hardie, an academic and long-time supporter of Timor-Leste,  approached the Rainbow Power Company and asked them if they could consider donating a solar oven that he wants to introduce to locals.

Mr Hardie has worked on energy policy and a draft law with the former Secretary of State for Energy, Mr. Avelino Coelho, who sees a need and application for this other source of
cooking.

‘If it takes off, he would like to introduce our Rainbow Power Company into the Timor-Leste Market,’ Mr Hardie said.

Timor-Leste Ambassador to Australia H.E. Mr Abel Guterres thanked the Rainbow Power Company and said he would get the solar oven from Ms Saffin and would personally deliver it in January on his upcoming visit.


One response to “Rainbow Power Company donates solar oven to Timor-Leste”

  1. Tomás H. Fernandes says:

    I’d like very much to acquire one of thus Sun Flair Oven and solar kit if this is available in Dili, Timor-Leste.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 

Become a supporter of The Echo

A note from the editorial team

Some of The Echo’s editorial team: journalists Paul Bibby and Aslan Shand, editor Hans Lovejoy, photographer Jeff Dawson and Mandy Nolan

The Echo has never underestimated the intelligence and passion of its readers. In a world of corporate banality and predictability, The Echo has worked hard for more than 30 years to help keep Byron and the north coast unique with quality local journalism and creative ideas. We think this area needs more voices, reasoned analysis and ideas than just those provided by News Corp, lifestyle mags, Facebook groups and corporate newsletters.

The Echo is one hundred per cent locally owned and one hundred per cent independent. As you have probably gathered from what is happening in the media industry, it is not cheap to produce a weekly newspaper and a daily online news service of any quality.

We have always relied entirely on advertising to fund our operations, but often loyal readers who value our local, independent journalism have asked how they could help ensure our survival.

Any support you can provide to The Echo will make an enormous difference. You can make a one-off contribution or a monthly one. With your help, we can continue to support a better informed local community and a healthier democracy for another 30 years.”

Echonetdaily is made possible by the support of all of our advertisers and is brought to you by this week's sponsor Bridglands Betta Home Living.