Project 35: Woonona Bulli School of Arts, NSW
The Woonona Bulli School of Arts provides venue space at heavily reduced rates to the local community. It operates as a hub for several creative groups who service dance, singing and yoga/pilates. It is also a registered charity and offers free venue hire for charitable fundraisers and educational workshops; along with annual sponsorships to local community groups. Its focus is on mental health and environmental awareness.
The buildings had a number of single phase supplies and shared tenancies. They had just been forced to upgrade their electrical supply and were in the midst of rethinking a number of old hot water systems and airconditioning units. CORENA came along at the right time to advise on making the most of a well-sized solar system and to keep using energy across the site efficiently.
See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Woonona Bulli School of Arts 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.
Thanks to all the people who have donated to this project.
Status: Funded project – loan repayment in progress
Loan amount: $10,180
Loan repayments: $424.17/quarter
– 6.6 kW system with consumption monitoring
– 19 x LG NeON2 350W panels
– 1 x SolarEdge HD Wave 5kW inverter
Expected savings: 10,000kWh/year, $1,390/year
Reduction in carbon emissions/yr: Equivalent to 1.80 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
22. Frances L-T
23. Clunes Old School
24. Coast FM studio
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