Category Archives: Quick Win Projects

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.

Chip in to help fund solar for Woden Valley CCC!

People contributing to Project 28

Loan amount: $38,744
Loan repayments: TBA
Status: Current project
Installation date: TBA

Work details CostExpected savings
Totals:$38,744
- 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)TBA

* ‘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 06/09/19, 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 10.06 MWh 10.06 t $42,804
At subsequent projects 0.00 kW 0.00 MWh 0.00 t $0
Total 44.30 kW 10.06 MWh 10.06 t $42,804

Switch on date: 27/06/19.
Number of days in operation: 71.

* 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 06/09/19, 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 11.01 MWh 11.01 t $31,103
At subsequent projects 0.00 kW 0.00 MWh 0.00 t $0
Total 35.75 kW 11.01 MWh 11.01 t $31,103

Switch on date: 21/06/19.
Number of days in operation: 77.

* 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 06/09/19, 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 35.84 MWh 35.84 t $27,430
At subsequent projects 5.74 kW 1.30 MWh 1.30 t $7,401
Total 28.74 kW 37.14 MWh 37.14 t $34,831

Switch on date: 31/08/18.
Number of days in operation: 371.

* 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 06/09/19, 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 9.73 MWh 9.73 t $10,541
At subsequent projects 1.22 kW 0.28 MWh 0.28 t $1,770
Total 8.22 kW 10.01 MWh 10.01 t $12,311

Switch on date: 10/10/18.
Number of days in operation: 331.

* 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 06/09/19, 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 6.38 MWh 6.38 t $5,817
At subsequent projects 1.58 kW 0.81 MWh 0.81 t $1,580
Total 6.58 kW 7.19 MWh 7.19 t $7,397

Switch on date: 22/10/18.
Number of days in operation: 319.

* 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 06/09/19, 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 11.95 MWh 11.95 t $24,176
At subsequent projects 4.03 kW 1.14 MWh 1.14 t $4,840
Total 13.27 kW 13.09 MWh 13.09 t $29,016

Switch on date: 25/10/18.
Number of days in operation: 316.

* 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.

20. Coast FM Wynyard studio, Tas

Quick Win project No. 20: Coast FM Wynyard community radio studio, Tas

Coastal FM operates a professionally built studio complex in Wynyard with 3 transmitters covering the NW Coast of Tassie from Smithton to Launceston. It is a community radio station operated by a core of 12 on-air volunteer staff with an average age of 65 who provide 24/7 production for an approximate audience of 40-50,000 listeners for a variety of different programs. This Quick Win project is for solar PV for their radio studio at Wynyard.
Website: http://www.coastfm.org/

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to the Coast FM Studio so far

As of 06/09/19, the loan to Coast FM studio has achieved:

Project 20 kW (solar &/or
EE equivalent)
MWh to date
generated/avoided
Approx* CO2
avoided to date
Dollar value
of achievement
At Coast FM studio 5.28 kW 10.98 MWh 10.98 t $9,712
At subsequent projects 2.48 kW 1.66 MWh 1.66 t $3,203
Total 7.76 kW 12.64 MWh 12.64 t $12,915

Switch on date: 04/04/18.
Number of days in operation: 520.

* 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 20

DateNameStateAmount
2018-01-04Yack Health loan repayment (part)$224.55
2018-01-04PaulNSW$25/week
2018-01-04Gaby JungTas$50.00
2018-01-04David GibsonACT$250/month
2018-01-04Coast FM transmitter solar loan repayment$400.00
2018-01-04Bill GreshamACT$218.00
2018-01-03Ravenshoe final loan repayment$160.00
2018-01-03MichaelNSW$62/month
2018-01-02Warradale loan repayment$761.00
2018-01-02Tim HartleyVic$50/month
2018-01-02Parkeholme loan repayment$400.00
2018-01-02Nannup loan repayment$900.00
2018-01-02MichaelNSW$450.00
(one panel)
2018-01-02Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2018-01-02Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2018-01-02IngoSA$100/month
2018-01-02Gaby JungTas$30.00
2018-01-02David CastlefordSA$10/week
2018-01-02Apprenticeships Qld loan repayment$2,400.00
2017-12-31Interest$0.48
2017-12-29Anon$5/month
2017-12-28Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2017-12-28PaulNSW$25.00
2017-12-27Michael BensonSA$10/month
2017-12-27Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-12-27David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-12-27Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2017-12-22Ben EllistonACT$200.00
2017-12-21PaulNSW$25.00
2017-12-20David LloydSA$25/month
2017-12-18Tastex loan repayment$2,350.00
2017-12-18David HamiltonVic$450.00 (one panel)
2017-12-18Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2017-12-18Anon$0.97

Loan amount: $9,712.00
Loan repayments: $450/quarter
Status: Funded project
Installation date: April 4 2018

Loan repayments received so far:

Work details CostExpected savings
Totals:$9,712.00$1,825/year
approx 7,300kWh/year
5.28kW solar installation:
16 x LG 330 watt NeOn2 panels
Solar Edge SE5000 5KW inverter (single phase)
16 x Solar Edge P350i Optimisers
DMS Solar Framing in 10 panel block
Cyclone Rated ColourBond Feet
300 KG Lift of rating
$9,712.00$1,825/year
approx 7,300kWh/year

19. Clunes Old School Assoc, NSW

Quick Win project No. 19: Clunes Old School Association, NSW

The Clunes Old School Association manages the old school building at Clunes, near Lismore in NSW, as a local community centre for the benefit of the community. The grounds are open for public use, rooms are used for classes and events, and some are rented to local artisans and businesses.
Website: http://www.clunesoldschool.org/

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to the Clunes Old School Association so far

As of 06/09/19, the loan to Clunes Old School Assoc has achieved:

Project 19 kW (solar &/or
EE equivalent)
MWh to date
generated/avoided
Approx* CO2
avoided to date
Dollar value
of achievement
At Clunes Old School Assoc 4.88 kW 10.02 MWh 10.02 t $9,300
At subsequent projects 3.71 kW 2.56 MWh 2.56 t $4,949
Total 8.59 kW 12.58 MWh 12.58 t $14,249

Switch on date: 05/04/18.
Number of days in operation: 519.

* 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.

Project 19 is fully funded – thank you!

People contributing to Project 19

DateNameStateAmount
2017-12-18Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2017-12-18Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-12-18David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-12-18Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.48/month
2017-12-18Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2017-12-18BenACT$200.00
2017-12-18Anon$0.03
2017-12-15Moss Vale loan repayment$300.00
2017-12-14Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2017-12-14Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2017-12-14Xmas gift for Christine StanfordSA$50.00
2017-12-14Xmas gift for Marion StanfordSA$50.00
2017-12-14Xmas gift for Graham StanfordSA$50.00
2017-12-13Wendy HQld$100.00
2017-12-12PaulieSA$25/month
2017-12-12Char GraingerVic$20/month
2017-12-11Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-12-11David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-12-11Warwick StoneVic$49.15/month
2017-12-08SWNSW$25/month
2017-12-07PaulNSW$25.00
2017-12-04Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-12-04David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-12-04Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2017-12-04Tim and Ros Collins (gift from Nick)SA$150.00
2017-12-04Dom and Dave White (gift from Nick)SA$150.00
2017-12-04Ken and Lee Emery (gift from Nick)SA$150.00
2017-12-04Nick CollinsSA$150.00
2017-12-04Hugh Mallen (compensating for flights)Vic$450.00 (one panel)
2017-12-04David GibsonACT$250/monthly
2017-12-04michaelNSW$62/monthly
2017-12-04Craig & Caroline HindNSW$21.44
2017-12-01Tim HartleyVic$50/month
2017-12-01IngoSA$100/month
2017-11-30Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2017-11-30PaulNSW$25.00
2017-11-30Anon$5/month
2017-11-30Interest$0.25
2017-11-28Loris Glass, winner of the silent auction at the Churchill eventSA$450 (one panel)
2017-11-27Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-11-27David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-11-27Michael BensonSA$10/month
2017-11-27Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2017-11-27Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.48/month
2017-11-27VincaWA$50.00
2017-11-24Beechworth loan repayment$770.00
2017-11-20Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2017-11-20Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-11-20David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-11-20David LloydSA$25/month
2017-11-17Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2017-11-16Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2017-11-16PaulNSW$25.00
2017-11-16Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2017-11-15EllenTas$100.00
2017-11-14Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2017-11-13Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-11-13David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-11-13PaulieSA$25/month
2017-11-13Char GraingerVic$20/month
2017-11-13Pegasus loan repayment$320.00
2017-11-10Warwick StoneVic$49.15/month
2017-11-09SWNSW$25/month
2017-11-07Rhona Parker-Benton for Michael's birthdaySA$100.00
2017-11-06David GibsonACT$250/month
2017-11-06Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-11-06David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-11-06Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2017-11-03MichaelNSW$62/month
2017-11-02Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2017-11-02Tim HartleyVic$50/month
2017-11-02PaulNSW$25.00
2017-11-01IngoSA$100/month
2017-10-31Interest$0.39
2017-10-30Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-10-30David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-10-30Anon$5/month
2017-10-27Michael BensonSA$10/month
2017-10-26Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2017-10-23Yack Health loan repayment$1,000.00
2017-10-23Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-10-23Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2017-10-23David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-10-23Camden loan repayment$673.00
2017-10-20David LloydSA$25/month
2017-10-19Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2017-10-19Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.48/month
2017-10-17Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2017-10-16Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-10-16Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2017-10-16Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2017-10-16David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-10-16Coast FM loan repayment$400.00
2017-10-12PaulieSA$25/month
2017-10-11Char GraingerVic$20/month
2017-10-10Warwick StoneVic$49.15/month
2017-10-09SWNSW$25/month
2017-10-09Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-10-09Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2017-10-09David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-10-05Warradale loan repayment$761.00
2017-10-05Parkeholme loan repayment$400.00
2017-10-05Fraser ArgueACT$169.00
Olimometer 2.52

Loan amount: $9,300
Loan repayments: $420/quarter
Status: Funded project
Installation date: January 2018

Loan repayments received so far

Work details CostExpected savings
Totals:$9,300$1,525/year
approx 7,000kWh/year
4.875kW installation:
15 x Suntech STP325-24/VFW
15 x S270 Enphase Micro Inverters
1 x Envoy S Metered (Monitoring)
DPA Solar Roof Mount Racking
Three Phase Nett Meter
Complete Design & Installation
$9,300$1,525/year
approx 7,000kWh/year