38. Robert Menzies College

Solar on the roof of Robert Menzies College central building

Project 38 – Robert Menzies College, NSW

The Robert Menzies College project was our largest ever project at the time and we already had close to enough funds in our Big Win funding stream, so we used those funds to start reducing carbon emissions faster than otherwise would have been possible.

The college installed a 99.4kW solar system, funded in part by themselves but assisted by the $70,000 interest-free loan from CORENA. It was switched on in early April, 2020. The portion of the installation funded by CORENA is now saving around 70 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Robert Menzies College so far

* The MWh figure is the amount of grid electricity avoided by solar electricity generation and energy efficiency measures. The Houses figure is number of households that can be powered for a year by that amount of electricity (based on Ausgrid 2019 figures for NSW and Vic residential customers).

This project has been fully funded – Thank you!

Progress bar showing fully funded via $51,419.03 in new donations and $18,580.97 in loan repayments

Honour roll

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

Loan amount: $70,000
Loan repayments: $3,600/quarter
Status: Funded project – loan repayment in progress
Installation date: 1/4/2020

Work details

99.4kW solar PV
LG 350W solar panels
SolarEdge inverters
SolarEdge optimisers
Cost: $130,000 ($70,000 from CORENA)
Expected savings: CORENA-funded part: 78,419kWh/year, $12,385/year

Reduction in carbon emissions/yr: Equivalent to 14.13 average households using renewable electricity instead of grid electricity