Category Archives: Funded projects

33. Abbeyfield, NSW

Quick Win Project 33 – Abbeyfield Kooringal, NSW

The Abbeyfield Kooringal project will provide a 5.28kW solar photovoltaic installation for each of a group of six new 2-bedroom free-standing units, which have been designed to provide a safe, secure and affordable housing option for those living with an intellectual disability.

The units have been designed to give residents a good opportunity for independent living. The generation from the solar panels will ease the cost of living pressures for the residents while reducing their environmental impact.

Note: This project will be part-funded by a grant directly to Abbeyfield of $10,000 from Spark Infrastructure, the developers of the Bomen Solar Farm. Our target amount below will enable us to give an interest-free loan to cover the remainder of the project cost.

The Abbeyfield project is now fully funded – Thank you!

People contributing to Project 33

Loan amount: $33,636.50
Loan repayments: TBA
Status: Funded project
Installation date: TBA

Work details CostExpected savings
31.68 kW solar PV (5.28kW on each of six units)
- 96 x 330w Jinko Cheetah JKM330M-60 Mono
Crystalline Panels
- 96 x Enphase IQ7PLUS-72-2-INT 290w Microinverters -
includes: Enphase Q-Cable, Q-Relay Enphase Field
Wireables & Dehn surge protection
- Enphase Envoy S-Metered Communications Gateway + DRM
- Tin Roof Rack & Rail Kit for 6x16 panel AC System
Total cost: $43,636.50
Amount to be loaned by CORENA: $33,636.50
(assuming electricity contract with FIT of $.21 [Origin Solar Boost] can be obtained for extended period)
• at 30% self-consumption $7,572
• at 40% self-consumption $8,198
• at 50% self-consumption $8,645

Total generation/yr of all 6 units - 46,824kWh

(annual avoided import from grid –
• at 30% self-consumption 14,047kWh
• at 40% self-consumption 18,730kWh
• at 50% self-consumption 23,412kWh)
Totals:

32. Tarremah Steiner School, Tas

Quick Win Project 32 – Tarremah Steiner School, Tas

This project for a 100kW solar installation for Tarremah Steiner School in Tasmania is a rather special project to help them become a model sustainability school, which has enthusiastic support from students and their community. They then hope to inspire other schools to follow suit.

Originally funding was to be a joint effort with the school community raising funds to be donated directly to the school solar fund, and CORENA raising funds in tandem to provide an interest-free loan to cover the rest of the cost. However, due to COVID-19 impacts on the school, they were unable to proceed with local fundraising so the loan from CORENA is now covering the entire amount.

This project is now fully funded – Thank you!

People contributing to Project 32

Loan amount: $70,000
Loan repayments: $4,000/quarter (TBC)
Status: Funded project
Installation date: TBA

Work details CostExpected savings
99.99 kW solar PV system
303 JA Solar 330W panels
2 SMA STP50 Core 1 inverters
$70,861.56 + GST$16,124/year
124,000kWh/year
Totals:$77,947.72 (incl GST)

31. Ballina Byron Family Day Care, NSW

Quick Win Project 31 – Ballina Byron Family Day Care, NSW

Ballina Byron Family Day Care represents the true essence of Quality Home
Based Early Childhood Education and Care. Our qualified Educators believe in
a nurturing, natural home environment to foster a warm and caring
relationship within an intimate small group.
Ballina Byron Family Day Care is an non-profit community based Family Day
Care Scheme. Our service is sponsored by a community based Management
committee and we rely on our stakeholders to support the financial needs of
our services.
Website: https://fdcballinabyron.com.au/

This project is now fully funded – Thank you!

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Ballina-Byron FDC so far


* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since subsequent CORENA projects (partly funded by loan repayments from this one) are in different locations and began at various times when different carbon intensity figures applied, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a very rough approximation across all projects.

People contributing to Project 31

Loan amount: $9,952.82
Loan repayments: $553/quarter
Status: Funded project
Installation date: 11 March 2020
Installed by: Light Touch Solar and Electrical, Byron Bay (they didn’t just install the system, but were a huge help in each stage of organising this project)
Loan repayments so far:

Work details CostExpected savings
19 x Winaico WST MS WST-325M6 panels
19 x Enphase IQ7PLUS-72-2-INT inverters
Tilt frames and other required products
$9,952.82$2,190/year
9,278kWh/year
Totals:$9,952.82$2,190/year
9,278kWh/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.

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)

This project is now fully funded – Thank you!

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


* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since subsequent CORENA projects (partly funded by loan repayments from this one) are in different locations and began at various times when different carbon intensity figures applied, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a very rough approximation across all projects.

People contributing to Project 29

Loan amount: $5,000
Loan repayments: $416.70/quarter
Status: Funded project
Switch on date: 4 February 2020

Loan repayments received so far:

Work details CostExpected savings
- 10.5 kW, 35 x 300W Canadian Solar panels
- 8kW SunGrow single phase inverter
$9,500, assisted by CORENA loan of $5,000Average of 35kWh/day
Totals:$9,50035kWh/day

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 which project you want to donate to when you click the button below and go to the donate form.

This project is now fully funded – Thank you!

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Woonona Bulli School of Arts so far


* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since subsequent CORENA projects (partly funded by loan repayments from this one) are in different locations and began at various times when different carbon intensity figures applied, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a very rough approximation across all projects.

People contributing to Project 29

Loan amount: $10,180
Loan repayments: $424.17/quarter
Status: Funded project
Installation date: 6 December 2020

Loan repayments received so far:

Work details CostExpected savings
- 6.6 kW system with consumption monitoring
- 19 x LG NeON2 350W panels
- 1 x SolarEdge HD Wave 5kW inverter
$10,18010,000kWh/year
$1,390/year
Totals:$10,180$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!

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Woden Valley Child Care Centre so far


* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since subsequent CORENA projects (partly funded by loan repayments from this one) are in different locations and began at various times when different carbon intensity figures applied, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a very rough approximation across all projects.

People contributing to Project 28

Loan amount: $38,744
Loan repayments: $1,500/quarter
Status: Funded project
Switch on date: 14 November 2019

Loan repayments received so far:

Work details CostExpected savings
- 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
Totals:$38,74445,000kWh/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!

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Clunes Coronation Hall so far


* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since subsequent CORENA projects (partly funded by loan repayments from this one) are in different locations and began at various times when different carbon intensity figures applied, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a very rough approximation across all projects.

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
Switch on date: 15 November 2019

Loan repayments received so far:

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

6789 kWhr/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.

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


* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since subsequent CORENA projects (partly funded by loan repayments from this one) are in different locations and began at various times when different carbon intensity figures applied, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a very 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

Loan repayments received so far:

Work details CostExpected savings
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
Totals:$62,80475,909 kWh/year
$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


* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since subsequent CORENA projects (partly funded by loan repayments from this one) are in different locations and began at various times when different carbon intensity figures applied, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a very 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

Loan repayments received so far:

Work details CostExpected savings
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(*)
Totals:$31,103 As above

* ‘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


* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since subsequent CORENA projects (partly funded by loan repayments from this one) are in different locations and began at various times when different carbon intensity figures applied, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a very 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

Loan repayments received so far:

Work details CostExpected savings
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
Totals:$27,43035,000kWh/year
$7,500/year