20. Apprenticeships Queensland

Solar panels on the roof of Apprenticeships Queensland

Project 20: Apprenticeships Queensland

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.

Project story…

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.

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Apprenticeships Queensland 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!

Progress bar showing fully funded via $18,370.76 in new donations and $12,117.24 in loan repayments

Honour roll

Thanks to all the people who have donated to this project.

Status: Funded project – loan repayment completed
Loan amount: $30,488
Loan repayments: $2,400/quarter

Loan repayments table - loan fully repaid

Work details

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