16. Enova

Project 16: Enova Community generator, NSW

In collaboration with CORENA, the Enova Community non-profit arm of Enova installed 18kW of solar PV on their roof. All the solar output is exported to the grid and bought by the Enova retailer to sell to their customers. This is owned by Enova Community rather than CORENA, but is a first-of-kind project that would not have been possible without the interest-free loan from the Big Win funds. Our loan will be fully repaid in five years, and as repayments come in that money will be used again for other projects.

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to the Enova Community Generator so far

* The MWh figure is the amount of grid electricity avoided by solar electricity generation and energy efficiency measures. The resultant reductions in carbon emissions can be visualised as an equivalent number of average households switching from grid electricity to 100% renewable electricity, noting that the subsequent projects have been avoiding grid electricity for less time than the original project.

This project has been fully funded – Thank you!

Honour roll
No honour roll for this project because it was entirely funded by repayments to the Big Win funding stream after Big Win funds were used for temporary loans to Quick Win projects. When those loans were repaid into the Big Win funding stream those donations were used for a second time for the Enova Community generator.

Status: Funded project – loan repayment in progress
Loan amount: $19,631
Loan repayments: $490.33/quarter for 5 years, with remainder payable at end of those 5 years

Work details

System installed on the roof of Enova Energy:
18kw Grid Connect Micro Inverter Solar System
60 x Trina 300 watt solar panels
60 x Enphase S270 micro-Inverters

Reduction in carbon emissions/yr: Equivalent to 4.86 average households using renewable electricity instead of grid electricity