42. Walpole

Walpole building with solar panels installed.

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

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Walpole 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.

This project has been fully funded- Thank you!

Progress bar showing fully funded via $5,781.45 in new donations and $6,718.55 in loan repayments

Honour roll

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

Loan details

Loan amount: $12,500
Loan repayments: $600/qtr
Status: Funded project
Installation date: 1/6/21

Walpole loan repayments, fully repaid

Work details

20 kW grid connect solar PV
JA Solar 370 Watt Mono Split Solar Panel (x54)
Goodwe 3 phase 5kW inverter
Goodwe hydbrid 3 phase 10kW inverter
4x plyontech 2.4 kWhr HV batteries
Total cost: $26,792, with $12,500 to be covered by a no-interest loan from CORENA
Expected savings: at least $4,400/yr; 24,564 kWh/yr

Reduction in carbon emissions/yr: Equivalent to 4.43 average households using renewable electricity instead of grid electricity