31. Uralba

Project 31: Uralba Retirement Village, NSW

It is the aim of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff to provide a safe, secure and homely environment for the elderly residents of Uralba.
Uralba’s mission is to preserve the rights to dignity and privacy, along with encouraging residents to live as independently as possible, and to empower them to participate in the day to day decisions of the Hostel.
Website: https://www.uralba.com.au/

Project story…

The 35.75kW solar installation at Uralba was our largest to date at the time it was installed in June 2019, with a price tag of $31,103. In the early days of CORENA such a project would have been too ambitious for us, but by this stage our revolving fund was making larger projects possible. We were able to fund this project in just 4 months despite a lull in donations at that time because loan repayments from earlier projects covered around 60% of the cost.

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to the Uralba Retirement Village 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.

Honour roll

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

Status: Funded project – loan repayment in progress
Loan amount: $31,103
Loan repayments: $2,400/quarter


Work details

35.75kW solar:
– 110 x 325W Trina Tallmax panels
– 55 Solaredge P700 optimisers
– Solaredge 27.6kW 3-phase inverter
Cost: $31,103
Expected savings: $13,147/year, 45,333 kWh/year

Reduction in carbon emissions/yr: Equivalent to 8.17 average households using renewable electricity instead of grid electricity