39. Tarremah

Workers installing solar on the roof of Tarremah Steiner School, Tas

Project 39 – Tarremah Steiner School, Tas

This project for a 100kW solar installation for Tarremah Steiner School in Tasmania is a rather special project to help them become a model sustainability school, which has enthusiastic support from students and their community. Students are now encouraging other schools to follow suit.

Project story…

Originally funding was to be a joint effort with the school community raising funds to be donated directly to the school solar fund, and CORENA raising funds in tandem to provide an interest-free loan to cover the rest of the cost. However, due to COVID-19 impacts on the school, they were unable to proceed with local fundraising and so the CORENA loan covered the entire amount.

It took only 4 months to raise the $70,000 required for this project, but that was greatly assisted by a higher than usual proportion of loan repayments we received during that time from earlier projects.

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Tarremah 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 $21,138.79 in new donations and $48,861.21 in loan repayments

Honour roll

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

Status: Funded project – loan repayment in progress
Loan amount: $70,000
Loan repayments: $4,000/quarter


Work details

99.99 kW solar PV system
303 JA Solar 330W panels
2 SMA STP50 Core 1 inverters
Cost: $70,861.56 + GST
Expected savings: $16,124/year, 124,000kWh/year

Reduction in carbon emissions/yr: Equivalent to 22.35 average households using renewable electricity instead of grid electricity