16. FM Coastal transmitter, Tas

Quick Win project No. 16: FM Coastal transmitter station, 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 transmitter at Table Cape.
Website: http://www.coastfm.org/

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

As of 12/01/20, the loan to Coast FM transmitter has achieved:

Project 16 kW (solar &/or
EE equivalent)
MWh to date
Approx* CO2
avoided to date
Dollar value
of achievement
At Coast FM transmitter 5.28 kW 14.92 MWh 14.92 t $8,926
At subsequent projects 4.21 kW 3.59 MWh 3.59 t $4,864
Total 9.49 kW 18.51 MWh 18.51 t $13,790

Switch on date: 03/08/17.
Number of days in operation: 892.

* 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 has been fully funded – Thank you!

People contributing to Project 16

2017-03-23Wayne StanfordSA$12.73
2017-03-23Community Business Bureau breakfast talkSA$290.00
2017-03-20Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-03-20David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-03-20Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-03-20David LloydSA$25/month
2017-03-20Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.48/month
2017-03-17Tastex loan repayment of $5,000, but part went to repaying BWP money previously used for QWPs$4,541.45
2017-03-17Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2017-03-16Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2017-03-14Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2017-03-13Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-03-13David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-03-13Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-03-13Char GraingerVic$20/month
2017-03-10Warwick StoneVic$49.15/month
2017-03-09Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2017-03-06Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-03-06David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-03-06Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-03-06Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2017-03-06David GibsonACT$250/month
2017-03-01Tim HartleyVic$50/month
2017-03-01Tony HardyVic$50.00
2017-03-01Elisabeth ChildsNSW$100.00
2017-03-01Peter ProcailoNSW$100.00
2017-02-27Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-02-27David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-02-27Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-02-27Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2017-02-24John Saint-SmithQld$100.00
2017-02-23Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2017-02-20Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-02-20David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-02-20Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-02-20David LloydSA$25/month
2017-02-20Megan AndrewQld$50/month
2017-02-20Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.48/month
2017-02-17Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2017-02-17Combined Probus Club of Eden Hills IncSA$50.00
2017-02-17Max JeffriesQld$29.37
2017-02-16Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2017-02-14Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2017-02-14Happy Anniversary Kay and Rob from Marg GVic$450.00
(1 panel)
2017-02-13Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-02-13David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-02-13Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-02-13Char GraingerVic$20/month
2017-02-13Gavin VarianWA$98.60
2017-02-10Warwick StoneVic$49.15/month
2017-02-09Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2017-02-09michael - one panelNSW$450.00
(1 panel)
2017-02-06Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-02-06David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-02-06Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-02-06Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2017-02-06David GibsonACT$250/month
2017-02-06Myf WhiteVic$10.00
2017-02-01Tim HartleyVic$50/month
2017-01-30Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-01-30David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-01-30Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-01-27Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2017-01-27Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2017-01-23Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-01-23David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-01-23Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-01-20David LloydSA$25/month
2017-01-20Megan AndrewQld$50/month
2017-01-18Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.48/month
2017-01-17Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2017-01-17Hugh Mallen - compensating for flight emissionsVic$49.17
Olimometer 2.52

Loan amount: $8,926
Loan repayments: $400/quarter
Status: Funded project

Loan repayments received so far:

Work details CostExpected savings
Totals:$8,9266,105 kWh/year
5.28kW solar PV:
- 16 x LG NeOn 330 watt panels
- SolarEdge SE5000 inverter
- Solar Edge P350i Optimisers
- tilt frames
$8,9266,105 kWh/year