13. Kulchajam, NSW

Quick Win project No. 13: Kulchajam, NSW

Kulchajam is a not-for-profit arts and cultural organisation in the Byron Bay Arts Industrial Estate that cultivates new models of creative collaboration and shared resources. We are set up as a model of community cultural development that integrates social enterprise principles, sustainability, cultural exchange, and artistic excellence.

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

Note: The ‘At subsequent projects’ figures should be a bit higher than shown below. This is because we temporarily used some Big Win funds to help fund some of our early Quick Win projects, and when we later repaid that amount to the Big Win fund we used one loan repayment from Kulchajam ($450) to help pay that back. That money is now achieving reductions in carbon emissions via the Big Win landlord-tenant solar scheme, but that benefit is not reflected in the table shown below.

As of 12/01/20, the loan to Kulchajam has achieved:

Project 13 kW (solar &/or
EE equivalent)
MWh to date
Approx* CO2
avoided to date
Dollar value
of achievement
At Kulchajam 6.24 kW 32.85 MWh 32.85 t $6,000
At subsequent projects 2.99 kW 3.72 MWh 3.72 t $3,029
Total 9.23 kW 36.57 MWh 36.57 t $9,029

Switch on date: 11/08/16.
Number of days in operation: 1249.

* 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 Kulchajam project

2016-07-25Camden loan repayment (part)$100.00
2016-07-21Kate ReadNSW$65.45
2016-07-20David LloydSA$25/month
2016-07-18Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-07-18Laquorius DeeSA$20/week
2016-07-18David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-07-18Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.48/month
2016-07-18Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2016-07-18Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2016-07-14Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-07-14Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2016-07-12Robert ANSW$27.00
2016-07-11Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-07-11Laquorius DeeSA$20/week
2016-07-11David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-07-11Char GraingerVic$20/month
2016-07-11Warwick StoneVic$49.15/month
2016-07-11Parkeholme and Warradale loan repayments$1,161.00
2016-07-07Greenbushes 1st loan repayment$349.00
2016-07-04Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-07-04Laquorius DeeSA$20/week
2016-07-04David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-07-04Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2016-07-04Robert LawtherNSW$464.53
(1 panel)
2016-07-01Bec DNSW$100.00
2016-07-01Tim HartleyVic$50.00
2016-06-30Dav and KrisNSW$300.00
2016-06-30Interest (QWP a/c)$0.10
2016-06-30Interest for year (QWP Ops a/c)$7.44
2016-06-30Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-06-29MC flight compensationNSW$200.00
2016-06-28John RollsSA$45/month
2016-06-28Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2016-06-27Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-06-27Laquorius DeeSA$20/week
2016-06-27David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-06-25Amie BlandenSA$10/month
2016-06-23Leanne CQld$25.00
2016-06-20Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-06-20Laquorius DeeSA$20/week
2016-06-20Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.48/month
2016-06-20David LloydSA$25/month
2016-06-20David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-06-17Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2016-06-16Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-06-16Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2016-06-16Adam BarclayNSW$50.00
2016-06-14Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2016-06-13Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-06-13Laquorius DeeSA$20/week
2016-06-13David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-06-13Char GraingerVic$20/month
2016-06-06The Peacock FamilySA$300.00
2016-06-06Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-06-06Laquorius DeeSA$20/week
2016-06-06Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2016-06-06David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-06-02Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-06-01Ben EllistonACT$100.00
2016-06-013rd Ravenshoe loan repayment$855.00
2016-05-31Tim HartleyVic$50.00
2016-05-30Tegan - for daughter's 1st birthdayNSW$50.00
2016-05-30Robert ANSW$23.00
2016-05-30Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-05-30Laquorius DeeSA$20/week
2016-05-30David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-05-28John RollsSA$45/month
Olimometer 2.52

Loan amount: $6,000
Loan repayments: $450/quarter
Status: Funded project
Loan repayments received so far:

Work details CostExpected savings
6.24kW Solar PV
24 x 260W Risen panels
SMA 5000TL single phase -21 inverter