Renewable Energy Project: Solar Panels
Apprenticeships Queensland (AQ) offers opportunities for apprentices and trainees across a broad range of vocational areas as well as recruitment and training solutions for AQ partner businesses. AQ is a not-for-profit, community based company governed by a Board of Directors and currently employs several hundred apprentices, trainees and support staff.
This 30kW solar project proved to be amazingly quick and easy to organise, which was wonderful for the time-poor voluntary workers who organise our projects. Many of our projects are for NFPs that have a volunteer Board which meets infrequently but which needs to give approval every step of the way. In AQ’s case the CEO could make all the necessary decisions. The process from receipt of their EOI, our technical assessment of their quote, locking in the installation, and signing of our loan agreement only took a few days.
This project is fully funded – Thank you!
Status: Funded project – loan repayment completed
Loan amount: $30,488
Loan repayments: $2,400/quarter
System size: 38.08 kW
Solar panels: 136 x Q-CELLS Q.Prime 280W
Inverters: 2 x Fronius Symo 15kW
Racking: Clenergy Solar monitoring
AGL Solar Command
Cost: $30,488 + GST ($33,537), with them paying and then claiming back the GST component
Expected savings: 55,925 kWh/year, $11,994/year
Reduction in carbon emissions/yr: Equivalent to 10.08 average households using renewable electricity instead of grid electricity