9. Pegasus

Solar panels on Pegasus Riding for the Disabled roof

Project 9: Pegasus Riding for the Disabled, ACT

Pegasus is a not-for-profit community organisation in ACT that provides equestrian activities for people with disabilities. Pegasus brings horses and people together to achieve their potential. Apart from being fun, horse riding helps to improve co-ordination, balance, muscle development and fitness. It also boosts personal confidence, self-esteem, communication skills, leadership and trust.

Project story…

This proved to be a very popular project due to strong community regard for Pegasus. It was fully funded in just 11 days entirely from donations, and was the first to be funded without any assistance from loan repayments (except for our first project of course).

Thanks are due to Embark for matching contributions from new donors $ for $, and to SolarHub Canberra for a generous 15% discount on the solar installation.

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Pegasus 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 $7,879 in new donations

Honour roll

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

Status: Funded project – loan fully repaid
Loan amount: $7,879
Loan repayments: $320/quarter

Pegasus loan repayments, fully repaid

Work details

Solar PV – 5.98kW
23 x Trina 260W Honey
Inverter: SMA SB 5000 TL-21
Cost: $7,879
Expected savings: $1,347/year, 8,350 kWh/year

Reduction in carbon emissions/yr: Equivalent to 1.5 average households using renewable electricity instead of grid electricity