48. Lockington Community Care Committee

Solar panels on Lockington Community Care units roof

Project 48 – Lockington Community Care Committee, Victoria

Lockington Community Care Committee own and manage 14 low-cost units, in a highly desirable location, for retired and/or disabled residents in the small town of Lockington.

Goulburn Valley Community Energy assisted the group to install a 6.6kW solar system on each of their units and recommended CORENA to the group for a zero interest loan. For many residents, their homes are cold in winter and hot in summer because they use little electricity due to their low-income status. This project will reduce carbon emissions, reduce cost of living pressures for residents and improve comfort and health outcomes by providing lower cost electricity.

This project has been fully funded – Thank you!

Honour roll

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

Loan details

Loan amount: $55,000 (part loan)
Loan repayments: $2750 quarterly
Status: Completed project
Installation date: October 2022

Work details

14 X 6.63 kW solar electricity system
17 X 390W Hyundai Green Energy UF Series
Inverter 1 X Fronius Primo 5kW

Cost: $70,000
Expected savings: 9,505 kWh and $443.02 per year per unit

Reduction in carbon emissions/yr: Equivalent to 24 average households using renewable electricity instead of grid electricity.