Project 21: Mansfield Kindergarten, Vic
Mansfield Kindergarten is a not for profit, community run organisation that has been providing quality early childhood education to local families for the past 65 years. For many, the kindergarten is an introduction to local community life, with many in the town having had direct or indirect involvement. The kindergarten’s program has a strong emphasis on the natural environment, with a highlight being the 4 year old Earth Kinder program.
Mansfield Kindergarten wanted to install solar PV, partly to introduce environmental and sustainable initiatives to their young students and their families, and also to assist with the long term financial viability of the kindergarten.
The payback period on this project is a bit over 5 years, partly due electricity costs in Victoria being lower than in most states, and partly because their old building required some extra wiring work to support the solar installation.
See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Mansfield Kindergarten 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!
Status: Funded project – loan repayment in progress
Loan amount: $12,750
Loan repayments: $600/quarter
System size: 8.125kW
Solar Panels: 25 x LG Mono NeON2 325WMono panels
Inverter: Fronius FROSYMO8.2-3-M 3 phase inverter 8.2 KW
South Facing roof at an angle of approx. 30 degrees. North on tilt legs.
Expected savings: 12,317kWh/year, $2,761/year
Reduction in carbon emissions/yr: Equivalent to 2.22 average households using renewable electricity instead of grid electricity
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18. Trish L-T
19. Coast FM transmitter
20. Apprenticeships Q
21. Mansfield Kindergarten
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23. Clunes Old School
24. Coast FM studio
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