18. Trish L-T

Project 18: Landlord-tenant project – Trish, Uralla, NSW

Z-NET Uralla provided a free home energy assessment for this residential rental premises and recommended the premises for one of our interest-free solar PV loans. The landlord had already completed all recommended energy efficiency improvements.

Landlords who apply for a CORENA loan undertake to discuss our scheme with their tenants and to collect no more than half of the tenant’s savings on power bills via a small increase in rent. This is intended to split the benefit of the solar installation roughly equally between tenant and landlord. In this particular case, the premises were currently vacant and the landlord intended to ask future tenants for $5/week more in rent than they would pay without the solar installation.

See what has been achieved via this CORENA loan 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!

Loan amount: $8,744.80
Installed 19/7/17

Honour roll

Payback term: 6 years
Repaid so far:

Work details

System installed at the rental property:
4.2kW solar PV
15 x REC 280W twin peak panels
1 x Solar Edge SE5000 inverter
15 x DC optimisers

Reduction in carbon emissions/yr: Equivalent to 1.13 average households using renewable electricity instead of grid electricity