Renewable Energy Project : Solar Panels
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.
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.
This project has been fully funded – Thank you!
Status: Funded project – loan fully repaid
Loan amount: $31,103
Loan repayments: $2,400/quarter
– 110 x 325W Trina Tallmax panels
– 55 Solaredge P700 optimisers
– Solaredge 27.6kW 3-phase inverter
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