32. Club Italia

Project 32: Club Italia, Geelong, Vic

Club Italia Geelong is a community based function centre with sporting facilities including competition ballroom dancing, teaching school students Italian traditional cooking, bocce and dancing, and entertainment for the elderly.
Website: http://www.clubitalia.com.au/

Project story…

This large 65kW solar installation was funded partly by Club Italia themselves, assisted by a $42,804 loan from CORENA. Even just the portion our loan funded (44.3kW) made this our biggest project yet, but loan repayments via our revolving fund covered just over half of the loan amount.

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Club Italia Geelong 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: $42,804
Loan repayments: $3,500/quarter


Work details

65kW solar system
218 x 300 W Seraphim SRP-300-6MB solar panels,
2 x SolarEdge 27.6 kW inverters
109 x SolarEdge P600 optimisers;
Energy monitoring via SolarEdge Modbus Meter (generation) and 3 x CT Clamps (consumption)
Total cost: $62,804 (assisted by CORENA loan of $42,804)
Expected savings: 75,909 kWh/year, $14,204/year (from CORENA loan portion)

Reduction in carbon emissions/yr: Equivalent to 11.66 average households using renewable electricity instead of grid electricity (from CORENA funded portion)