42. Walpole

Project 42 – Walpole Community Resource Centre, WA

Walpole is a small isolated and somewhat remote town on the South Coast, on the border between the South West and Great Southern Regions of Western Australia, with a permanent resident population of less than 500. Walpole has, like the rest of the country, an ageing population where over sixty percent of the population is aged over 60 years. Due to the size and age of our community the Walpole CRC plays a vital role within the community.
They already have some funds to put towards a solar installation but not enough, so they’ve asked for our help.
Website: www.walpoleonline.com

This project is now fully funded – Thank you!

People contributing to Project 42

Loan details

Loan amount: $12,500
Loan repayments: $600/qtr
Status: Current project
Installation date: February 2021 (TBC)

Work details

26.4 kW grid connect solar PV
80x JA solar 330 W split mono PERC solar panels
Fronius Symo 3 phase 10 kVA inverter
Total cost: $17,530, with $12,500 to be covered by a no-interest loan from CORENA
Expected savings: at least $750/qtr; 36,135kWhr/yr

Reduction in carbon emissions/yr: Equivalent to 6.51 average households using renewable electricity instead of grid electricity