Category Archives: Quick Win Projects

30. Coorabell Hall, NSW

Quick Win project No. 30: Coorabell Hall, NSW

Coorabell Hall is a well-loved little country hall overlooking Byron Bay. It is volunteer-run for community, arts and cultural pursuits and has been providing a community meeting space for over 100 years.
http://coorabellhall.net/
This project is in partnership with COREM (Community-Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby)

NOTE: We had three new projects come in at almost the same time, so we have split the Project 29 funds we already had between all three, and you can choose whether to donate to Project 29, 30, or 31 when you click the button below and go to the donate form.

Chip in to help fund solar for Coorabell Hall!

People contributing to Project 29

Loan amount: $7,500
Loan repayments: $625/quarter
Status: Current project
Installation date: TBA

Work details CostExpected savings
Totals:$7,500
- 10.5 kW, 35 x 300W Canadian Solar panels
- 8kW SunGrow single phase inverter
$7,500TBA

29. Woonona Bulli, NSW

Quick Win project No. 29: Woonona Bulli School of Arts, NSW

The Woonona Bulli School of Arts provides venue space at heavily reduced rates to the local community. It operates as a hub for several creative groups who service dance, singing and yoga/pilates. It is also a registered charity and offers free venue hire for charitable fundraisers and educational workshops; along with annual sponsorships to local community groups. Its focus is on mental health and environmental awareness.
https://www.facebook.com/WBSOA/

NOTE: We had three new projects come in at almost the same time, so we have split the Project 29 funds we already had between all three, and you can choose whether to donate to Project 29, 30, or 31 when you click the button below and go to the donate form.

Chip in to help fund solar for Woonona Bulli!

People contributing to Project 29

Loan amount: $9,645
Loan repayments: $406/quarter
Status: Current project
Installation date: TBA

Work details CostExpected savings
Totals:$9,645$1,390/year
- 6.6 kW system with consumption monitoring
- 19 x LG NeON2 350W panels
- 1 x SolarEdge HD Wave 5kW inverter
$9,64510,000kWh/year
$1,390/year

* ‘Grid electricity avoided’ refers to the total solar generation per year. It is the amount of more carbon-intensive grid electricity that is avoided at the site + solar exports which are used by others on the grid.

28. Woden Valley Child Care Centre, ACT

Quick Win project No. 28: Woden Valley Child Care Centre, ACT

WVCCC is a Community Based Non-Profit Child Care Center managed by a Parent Committee. WVCCC has been continuously operating since 1992 and is an approved service providing high quality care and education for children from 0 to 5 years old.

This project is now fully funded – Thank you!

People contributing to Project 28

Loan amount: $38,744
Loan repayments: $1,500/quarter
Status: Funded project
Installation date: TBA

Work details CostExpected savings
Totals:$38,74445,000kWh/yr
$5,920/yr
- 31.2 kW system with consumption monitoring
- 78 x LG NeON2 400W panels
- 1 x SolarEdge SE27.6K inverter with P850 optimisers
$38,744 (ex GST)45,000kWh/yr
$5,920/yr

* ‘Grid electricity avoided’ refers to the total solar generation per year. It is the amount of more carbon-intensive grid electricity that is avoided at the site + solar exports which are used by others on the grid.

27. Clunes Coronation Hall, NSW

Quick Win project No. 27: Clunes Coronation Hall, NSW

The Coronation Hall in Clunes is a community property managed by a committee of local residents.
The activities at the hall include meetings, weddings, celebrations, children’s disco, drama performances, music performances, swaps, Elders Xmas Dinner, gym classes, dance classes, yoga, garage sales, motorcycle and car rallies, Council meetings, and Xmas Carols

This project is fully funded – Thank you!

People contributing to Project 27

Loan amount: $9,353.00
Loan repayments: $420/quarter (the hall committee have elected to pay back more than the expected quarterly savings)
Status: Funded project
Installation date: TBA

Work details CostExpected savings
Totals:$9,353
$532/year

6789 kWhr/year
5kW solar PV:
- 17 of Enphase Q Cable – Portrait
- Enphase Envoy-S Metered + DRM
- Enphase Mobile Connect 3G
- 17 Enphase Energy IQ7PLUS-72-2-INT
- 17 WINAICO WSP-310M6
$9,353
$532/year

6789 kWhr/year grid electricity avoided

* ‘Grid electricity avoided’ refers to the total solar generation per year. It is the amount of more carbon-intensive grid electricity that is avoided at the site + solar exports which are used by others on the grid.

26. Club Italia, Vic

Quick Win project No. 26: Club Italia, Geelong, Vic

Club Italia Geelong is a community based function centre with sporting facilities including competition ballroom dancing, teaching school students Italian traditional cooking, bocce and dancing, and entertainment for the elderly.
Website: http://www.clubitalia.com.au/
On Facebook

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Club Italia Geelong so far

As of 13/11/19, the loan to Club Italia has achieved:

Project 26 kW (solar &/or
EE equivalent)
MWh to date
generated/avoided
Approx* CO2
avoided to date
Dollar value
of achievement
At Club Italia 44.30 kW 19.70 MWh 19.70 t $42,804
At subsequent projects 2.82 kW 0.00 MWh 0.00 t $3,501
Total 47.12 kW 19.70 MWh 19.70 t $46,305

Switch on date: 27/06/19.
Number of days in operation: 139.

* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since each CORENA project is in a different location, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a rough approximation across all projects.

This project is now fully funded – Thank you!

People contributing to Project 26

Loan amount: $42,804
Loan repayments: $3,500/quarter
Status: Funded project
Installation date: June 27 2019

Work details CostExpected savings
Totals:$62,80475,909 kWh/year
$14,204/year
65kW solar system consisting of 218 x 300 W Seraphim SRP-300-6MB solar panels,
2 x SolarEdge 27.6 kW inverters and
109 x SolarEdge P600 optimisers;
Energy monitoring via SolarEdge Modbus Meter (generation) and 3 x CT Clamps (consumption)
$42,804 (plus $20,000 grant tp Club Itlalia from other sources)Grid electricity avoided = 75,909 kWh/year
Savings = $14,204/year

* ‘Grid electricity avoided’ refers to the total solar generation per year. It is the amount of more carbon-intensive grid electricity that is avoided at the site + solar exports which are used by others on the grid.

25. Uralba Retirement Village, NSW

Quick Win project No. 25: Uralba Retirement Village, NSW

It is the aim of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff to provide a safe, secure and homely environment for the elderly residents of Uralba.
Uralba’s mission is to preserve the rights to dignity and privacy, along with encouraging residents to live as independently as possible, and to empower them to participate in the day to day decisions of the Hostel.
Website: https://www.uralba.com.au/

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to the Uralba Retirement Village so far

As of 13/11/19, the loan to Uralba has achieved:

Project 25 kW (solar &/or
EE equivalent)
MWh to date
generated/avoided
Approx* CO2
avoided to date
Dollar value
of achievement
At Uralba 35.75 kW 20.73 MWh 20.73 t $31,103
At subsequent projects 0.00 kW 0.00 MWh 0.00 t $5,088
Total 35.75 kW 20.73 MWh 20.73 t $36,191

Switch on date: 21/06/19.
Number of days in operation: 145.

* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since each CORENA project is in a different location, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a rough approximation across all projects.

This project is now fully funded. Thank you!

People contributing to Project 25

Loan amount: Approx $31,103
Loan repayments: Approx $2,400/quarter
Status: Funded project
Date switched on: 21/6/2019

Work details CostExpected savings
Totals:$31,103 As above
35.75kW solar:
- 110 x 325W Trina Tallmax panels
- 55 Solaredge P700 optimisers
- Solaredge 27.6kW 3-phase inverter
$31,103 Approx $13,147/year
Approx 45,333 kWh/year of grid electricity avoided(*)

* ‘Grid electricity avoided’ refers to the total solar generation per year. It is the amount of more carbon-intensive grid electricity that is avoided at the site + solar exports which are used by others on the grid.

24. Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre, Qld

Quick Win project No. 24: Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre, Qld

The Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre is an incorporated community-based organisation. It operates within the social justice principles of Equity, Access, Equality and Participation through:
– Professional Support
– A friendly, safe and inclusive meeting place
– Respect for the individual
– A commitment to the community
– Integrity throughout the organization
Website: http://www.mcnc.org.au/

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to the Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre so far

As of 13/11/19, the loan to Marlin Coast NC has achieved:

Project 24 kW (solar &/or
EE equivalent)
MWh to date
generated/avoided
Approx* CO2
avoided to date
Dollar value
of achievement
At Marlin Coast NC 23.00 kW 42.41 MWh 42.41 t $27,430
At subsequent projects 7.60 kW 2.55 MWh 2.55 t $7,853
Total 30.60 kW 44.96 MWh 44.96 t $35,283

Switch on date: 31/08/18.
Number of days in operation: 439.

* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since each CORENA project is in a different location, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a rough approximation across all projects.

Marlin Coast PV now fully funded – Thank you!

People contributing to Project 24

Loan amount: $27,430
Loan repayments: $1,850/quarter
Status: Funded project
Installation date: 31/8/18

Work details CostExpected savings
Totals:$27,43035,000kWh/year
$7,500/year
23kW solar
66 x SunPower 355W SunPower SPR-P17-355-COM Polycrystalline Panels; 1 x SMA STP 25000 TL-30 Three Phase Inverter
Full monitoring
$27,430 (excl. GST, which MCNC will cover)35,000kWh/year
$7,500/year

23. Kuranda Neighbourhood Centre, Qld

Quick Win project No. 23: Kuranda Neighbourhood Centre, Qld

The Kuranda Neighbourhood Centre is a non-profit, incorporated Association. It does the following:
– Provides information and appropriate referrals to individuals, families and the community;
– Provides programs for individuals, families and the community;
– Assists local groups;
– Provides a support service for people who are experiencing financial difficulties;
– Provides face-to-face and telephone counselling to individuals;
– Delivers community education and personal development workshops and courses.
Website: https://kurandanc.com/

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to the Kuranda Neighbourhood Centre so far

As of 13/11/19, the loan to Kuranda NC has achieved:

Project 23 kW (solar &/or
EE equivalent)
MWh to date
generated/avoided
Approx* CO2
avoided to date
Dollar value
of achievement
At Kuranda NC 7.00 kW 11.73 MWh 11.73 t $10,541
At subsequent projects 2.25 kW 0.54 MWh 0.54 t $2,457
Total 9.25 kW 12.27 MWh 12.27 t $12,998

Switch on date: 10/10/18.
Number of days in operation: 399.

* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since each CORENA project is in a different location, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a rough approximation across all projects.

This project is now fully funded – Thank you!

People contributing to Project 23

Loan amount: $10,540.88
Loan repayments: $590/quarter
Status: Funded project
Installation date: 30/8/2018
System switch-on date: 10/10/18

Work details CostExpected savings
Totals:$10,541$2,358/year
11,257kWh/year
7kW solar
21 x 330W LG Neon panels
6kW SolarEdge inverter
Full monitoring
$10,541$2,358/year
11,257kWh/year

22. Engadine OCC, NSW

Quick Win project No. 22: Engadine OCC, NSW

Engadine Flexicare & Education Centre is based in Calderra Avenue, Engadine, near Engadine Library. It is a Not-for-Profit and funded by fees paid by families that use the Centre. Sutherland Shire Council own the building and provide the building for use by the community based Flexicare and education center operations.
Website: http://www.shirechildcare.com.au/engadine_occasional_child_care_inc

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to the Engadine Occasional Child Care Centre so far

As of 13/11/19, the loan to Engadine OCC has achieved:

Project 22 kW (solar &/or
EE equivalent)
MWh to date
generated/avoided
Approx* CO2
avoided to date
Dollar value
of achievement
At Engadine OCC 5.00 kW 7.74 MWh 7.74 t $5,817
At subsequent projects 1.95 kW 1.19 MWh 1.19 t $2,071
Total 6.95 kW 8.93 MWh 8.93 t $7,888

Switch on date: 22/10/18.
Number of days in operation: 387.

* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since each CORENA project is in a different location, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a rough approximation across all projects.

This project is now fully funded – Thank you!

Sunny Shire assisted with the fundraising for this project and managed to raise $1,165 (20% of the total) from their local supporters. Thank you Sunny Shire!

People contributing to Project 22

Loan amount: $5,817
Loan repayments: $370/quarter
Status: Funded project
Installation date: 23/8/18
System switch-on date: 22/10/18

Work details CostExpected savings
Totals:$5,817Around $1,526/year
6,456kWh/year
5kW Solar
17 x 295w Trina panels
Solar Edge 5kW inverter
17 x Solar Edge optimisers
$5,817Around $1,526/year
6,456kWh/year

21. CERES Environment Park, Vic

Quick Win project No. 21: CERES Environment Park, Vic

CERES Environment Park is an award winning, not for profit, sustainability centre located on a regenerated landfill site in East Brunswick, Melbourne.
CERES runs extensive environmental education programs both at the park and into the community: urban agriculture projects, sustainability technology demonstrations, and social enterprises including a grocery, café, community kitchen, organic online supermarket, and a permaculture nursery.
CERES was at the forefront of renewable energy in Melbourne. In 1993 there was a cutting edge grid-interactive hybrid power station that contributed about 25% of electricity needs. But with growth and aging of technology that contribution dropped significantly.
In 2017 CERES adopted a goal to be zero carbon emissions by 2025. It is important to walk the walk as well as talking the talk. The first strategies to achieve the goal are to reduce demand and to increase solar generation by utilizing existing roofs.
This new solar installation, assisted by CORENA, will be of great benefit in achieving the zero emissions goal and will be a resource for renewable energy education.
Website: www.ceres.org.au

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to CERES so far

As of 13/11/19, the loan to CERES has achieved:

Project 21 kW (solar &/or
EE equivalent)
MWh to date
generated/avoided
Approx* CO2
avoided to date
Dollar value
of achievement
At CERES 9.24 kW 14.52 MWh 14.52 t $24,176
At subsequent projects 6.06 kW 2.17 MWh 2.17 t $6,544
Total 15.30 kW 16.69 MWh 16.69 t $30,720

Switch on date: 25/10/18.
Number of days in operation: 384.

* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since each CORENA project is in a different location, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a rough approximation across all projects.

CERES project is now fully funded – Thank you!

Note: CERES are planning not one but three new solar PV installations and we originally agreed to fund the 20kW installation for the Chook House. However, a very generous philanthropist has since offered to pay for the Chook House and Merri solar installations, so we are now going to fund the new 9.24kW installation on the Human Powered Classroom instead. We will also be lending CERES enough to cover the network protection equipment that will be required in order to enable such a large overall amount of solar PV.

People contributing to Project 21

Loan amount: $24,176
Loan repayments: $1,210/quarter
Status: Funded project
Switch-on date: 25 October 2018

Loan repayments received so far

Work details CostExpected savings
Totals:$24,176
Human Powered Classroom: 9.24kW
28 x LG 330 NEON2 panels
10kW SolarEdge inverter
28 x P404 DC optimisers
$15,563Around $2,760/year
Around 13,800 kWh/year
Site specific costs:
Network protection equipment enabling this installation plus 2 others on other CERES buildings
$8,613??
Since this allows 3 solar installations to take place, assigning a value is tricky.