When you chip in to a CORENA project, 100% of your donation is spent on a practical emissions-reducing project.
Donations of $2 or more to CORENA projects are tax deductible.
Did you know, each $100 contributed to our first Quick Win project grew to $244 worth of climate goodness over the first 5 years. Click the Impact Calculator below to see your impact!
We believe the rapid roll-out of renewable energy and energy efficiency are two essential measures for restoring a safe climate. The future of our planet, and its people, is at stake. That’s why we’re creating a people-powered movement to fast track Australia’s renewable energy revolution, and you have the power to help make it happen.
The extraordinary strength of this movement stems from voluntary contributions that pay for practical renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, with all resultant income then re-invested in more of the same. Choose which project to support and chip in today. You’ll be setting off a chain reaction that will fund community renewable energy far into the future via our powerful revolving fund.
Quick Win Projects
Projects and stats
Funded projects and stats
See the sidebar in the Quick Win project section for earlier completed projects.
How it works
Your contributions to the Quick Win projects are used to provide interest-free loans to community organisations to pay for solar installations and energy efficiency measures. They repay the loan over time out of the savings on their power bills, and their repayments help fund subsequent Quick Win projects. Your money provides tangible reductions in carbon emissions almost immediately, and keeps on working far into the future!
Big Win Projects
Robert Menzies College Big Win project
We hope to lend $70,000 to the Robert Menzies non-profit residential college to help them fund a large solar PV installation, and we have close to enough in our Big Win revolving fund to do that. Can you help us raise the rest before the end of the year? Click the orange button above to chip in!
Breakthrough Big Win projects
The Breakthrough projects may be tiny in size, but are big in terms of impact. See Breakthrough Big Wins.
CORENA has given an interest-free loan to Enova Community (the non-profit arm of Enova) to install 18kW of solar PV on their roof, with all the output to be exported to the grid and bought by the Enova retailer to sell to their customers. Details here.
In addition, we are currently partnering with Z-NET Uralla on a new funding model for landlord-tenant pairs. The model is designed to break the ‘split benefit’ impasse that generally makes solar PV and energy efficiency measures close to impossible for most rented premises. Details here.
Rather than have Big Win funds sit in our account while waiting to have enough funds for a big project, we temporarily put $25,000 of Big Win funds to work reducing emissions via lending it to help complete five of our Quick Win projects. That money has now all been paid back to the Big Win fund, but while on loan it achieved a surprising amount. See Interim projects.
The primary goal of the Big Win fund is to fund ground-breaking renewable energy projects that otherwise are unlikely to happen, and at the time CORENA began that meant we set our sights on raising enough funds for a solar thermal plant with storage. We still hope to build a utility-scale generation and/or storage project when funds permit, but for now we are focusing on smaller projects that use donated funds promptly and cost-effectively and achieve renewable energy breakthroughs. See The Vision.
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Don’t lock in gas when the grid is turning green!
All-electric households already have lower carbon emissions than ones that use both gas and electricity, and as the proportion of solar and wind on the grid increases, the climate advantage of going all-electric will become even greater. See details here.