46. Merriwa

Employees stand in front of solar inverter

Project 46 – Merriwa Industries, Vic

Based in Wangaratta in North East Victoria, Merriwa is recognised as one of Australia’s leading supported employment enterprises. We have a team of over 350 employees of which over half have a diagnosed disability, working across 5 business divisions; Packaging, Engineered Wood Products (Timbers), Park Lane Nursery and Garden Centre, and Child, Community Services. Our Purpose is to provide an environment which encourages people with disabilities to reach their potential while delivering quality products and services to our customers and clients.

Huge thanks to Goulburn Valley Community Energy and Wangaratta Landcare and Sustainability for the substantial part they played in organising this project.

This project has been fully funded- Thank you!

Bar chart showing the donations and loan repayments that funded the Merriwa project

Honour roll

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

Loan details

Loan amount: $82,747
Loan repayments: $6,500/quarter
Status: Funded project
Installation date: 28 October 2022

Work details

99.5kW solar installation
199 x Trina 500W solar panels
Sungrow inverters
Cost: $82,747
Expected savings: $26,329/year and 116,000 kWh/year

Reduction in carbon emissions/yr: Equivalent to 20.9 average households using renewable electricity instead of grid electricity