Category Archives: Funded breakthrough projects

Landlord-tenant 4: Sonia, Uralla, NSW

Funded Breakthrough: Landlord-tenant project 4 – Sonia, Uralla, NSW

Z-NET Uralla provided a free home energy assessment for this residential rental premises and recommended that foam underfloor insulation be added as an energy efficiency measure.

Landlords who apply for a CORENA loan undertake to discuss our scheme with their tenants and to collect no more than half of the tenant’s savings on power bills via a small increase in rent. This is intended to split the benefit of the project roughly equally between tenant and landlord.



Loan amount: $2,090.00
Installed 22/06/18
Payback term: 6 years
Repaid so far:

 

Ethical Enterprise 1: Peacemakers, SA

Funded Breakthrough: Ethical Enterprise 1 – Peacemakers, SA

Peacemakers are setting up aquaponics, biogas working installations and organic gardens using permaculture methods. Their aim is to research sustainable methods and technologies to help people locally and internationally to develop a better way of life and alleviate poverty where it exists. Once these foundations for life are in place education is of primary importance.
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The solar installation will be used for educational purposes as well as reducing Peacemakers carbon footprint.

See the time-lapse video below of the solar installation on Aug 1-2, 2018.

See a live display of Peacemaker’s solar generation at https://monitoringpublic.solaredge.com/solaredge-web/p/site/public?name=Peacemakers#/dashboard.

System installed at Peacemakers:
10.05kW Solar System
*30 x LG 335W NeON2 Solar Panels (LG335N1C-A5)
*1 x SolarEdge 8kW Inverter Three Phase E-Series (SE8KE)
*30 x SolarEdge P370 Optimisers
*Clenergy Railing System
*IPD rooftop DC Isolators
*PVF-1 Solar DC Cable
*Olaire 25 year UV rated HD Solar Conduit
*Generate Energy 5 Year Workmanship Warranty
Supply and Install SolarEdge Modbus Meter 3 x CT’s for Three Phase

Loan amount: $15,890.00
Installed 2/8/18
Payback term: 4 years
Repaid so far:

 

Landlord-tenant 3: Frances, Uralla, NSW

Funded Breakthrough: Landlord-tenant project 3 – Frances, Uralla, NSW

Z-NET Uralla provided a free home energy assessment for this residential rental premises and recommended the premises for one of our interest-free solar PV loans. In this particular case, additional ceiling insulation is also being added and the tenant will pay an axtra $5/week in rent out of their savings on electricity bills.

Landlords who apply for a CORENA loan undertake to discuss our scheme with their tenants and to collect no more than half of the tenant’s savings on power bills via a small increase in rent. This is intended to split the benefit of the solar installation roughly equally between tenant and landlord.

System installed at the rental property:
1 x 3 kw Zever inverter
9 x 320 watt Canadian panels
1 x single phase metering net

Loan amount: $5,800.00
Installed 8/12/17
Payback term: 6 years
Repaid so far:

 

Landlord-tenant 2: Trish, Uralla, NSW

Funded Breakthrough: Landlord-tenant project 2 – Trish, Uralla, NSW

Z-NET Uralla provided a free home energy assessment for this residential rental premises and recommended the premises for one of our interest-free solar PV loans. The landlord has already completed all recommended energy efficiency improvements.

Landlords who apply for a CORENA loan undertake to discuss our scheme with their tenants and to collect no more than half of the tenant’s savings on power bills via a small increase in rent. This is intended to split the benefit of the solar installation roughly equally between tenant and landlord. In this particular case, the premises are currently vacant and the landlord intends to ask future tenants for $5/week more in rent than they would pay without the solar installation.

System installed at the rental property:
4.2kW solar PV
15 x REC 280W twin peak panels
1 x Solar Edge SE5000 inverter
15 x DC optimisers

Loan amount: $8,744.80
Installed 19/7/17
Payback term: 6 years
Repaid so far:

 

Landlord-tenant 1: Albert, Uralla, NSW

Funded Breakthrough: Landlord-tenant project 1 – Albert, Uralla, NSW

Z-NET Uralla provided a free home energy assessment for this residential rental premises and recommended the premises for one of our interest-free solar PV loans. The landlord intends to improve insulation in addition to installing solar PV.

Landlords who apply for a CORENA loan undertake to discuss our scheme with their tenants and to collect no more than half of the tenant’s savings on power bills via a small increase in rent. This is intended to split the benefit of the solar installation roughly equally between tenant and landlord. In this particular case, the landlord is not asking the current tenant for any rent increase, but can expect to charge a slightly higher rent to future tenants.

System installed at the rental property:
4.62 kWp
14 x LG 330 Watt panels
SMA SB5.0-1AV-inverter
Clenergy EZ-Rack (incl. lift legs)

Loan amount: $8,710.00
Install date: 5/7/17
Payback term: 6 years
Repaid so far:

 

Enova Community Generator

Funded Breakthrough project: Enova Community generator

In collaboration with CORENA, the Enova Community non-profit arm of Enova is installing 18kW of solar PV on their roof, with all the output to be exported to the grid and bought by the Enova retailer to sell to their customers. This is owned by Enova Community rather than CORENA, but is a first-of-kind project that would not have been possible without the interest-free loan from the Big Win funds. Our loan will be fully repaid in five years, and as repayments come in that money will be used again for other projects.

System installed on the roof of Enova Energy:
18kw Grid Connect Micro Inverter Solar System
60 x Trina 300 watt solar panels
60 x Enphase S270 micro-Inverters

Loan amount: $19,631
Payback term: 5 years
Repaid so far:

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