29. Kuranda

Solar panels on roof of Kuranda Neighbourhood Centre

Project 29: Kuranda Neighbourhood Centre, Qld

The Kuranda Neighbourhood Centre is a non-profit, incorporated Association. It provides a wide range of programs and support for individuals, families and the community. Website: https://kurandanc.com/

Project story…

Kuranda NC’s 7kW solar installation was funded in just one month using a combination of new donations and loan repayments from earlier CORENA projects, and was switched on in October 2018.

Our loan agreement with Kuranda NC allowed for a 4.5 year payback time, covered by savings on their power bills, but they received some unexpected funding and chose to pay out their loan in full in June 2020. We then used that early repayment to help fund the Abbeyfield project.

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to the Kuranda Neighbourhood Centre so far

* The MWh figure is the amount of grid electricity avoided by solar electricity generation and energy efficiency measures. The Houses figure is number of households that can be powered for a year by that amount of electricity (based on Ausgrid 2019 figures for NSW and Vic residential customers).

This project has been fully funded- Thank you!

Progress bar showing fully funded via $6,789.47 in new donations and $3,751.41 in loan repayments

Honour roll

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

Status: Funded project – loan fully repaid
Loan amount: $10,540.88
Loan repayments: $590/quarter

Loan repayments table - loan fully repaid

Work details

7kW solar
21 x 330W LG Neon panels
6kW SolarEdge inverter
Full monitoring
Cost: 10,540.88
Expected savings: $2,358/year, 11,257kWh/year

Reduction in carbon emissions/yr: Equivalent to 2.03 average households using renewable electricity instead of grid electricity