36. Coorabell Hall

Project 36: Coorabell Hall, NSW

Coorabell Hall is a well-loved little country hall overlooking Byron Bay. It is volunteer-run for community, arts and cultural pursuits and has been providing a community meeting space for over 100 years.
http://coorabellhall.net/

Project story…

This project was funded in partnership with COREM (Community-Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby). COREM established their own revolving fund some years back with CORENA offering to help co-fund their earliest project if they were having difficulty raising enough funds locally, but they’ve ended up managing a whole string of projects perfectly well without outside assistance. However, our revolving fund lent their revolving fund $5,000 to assist with the COREM’s recent solar project for the Coorabell Hall.

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Coorabell Hall 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: $5,000
Loan repayments: $416.70/quarter


Work details

– 10.5 kW, 35 x 300W Canadian Solar panels
– 8kW SunGrow single phase inverter
Cost: $9,500 with $5,000 of that covered by the CORENA loan
Expected savings: Average of 35kWh/day or 12,775/yr

Reduction in carbon emissions/yr: Equivalent to 1.21 average households using renewable electricity rather than grid electricity (from CORENA funded portion)