Almost done 2, 4/7/14

2. Gawler Community House, SA

Solar panels on Op Shop roof supply 3 Community House buldings

Solar panels on Op Shop roof supply 3 Community House buldings

Gawler Community House Inc. is located in Gawler near the Barossa region of SA. We give training and support to over 60 volunteers as well as to the wider community. We provide computer, yoga, quilting, and literacy and numeracy courses. We run an op shop and provide free recycled computers. Our volunteers provide Christmas and community lunches, and we are developing a community garden. This project will achieve great savings and let us better support the greater community.

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Gawler Community House so far

As of 25/05/17, the loan to Gawler Community House has achieved:

Project 2 kW (solar &/or
EE equivalent)
MWh to date
generated/avoided
Approx* CO2
avoided to date
Dollar value
of achievement
At Gawler Community House 9.03 kW 44.71 MWh 44.71 t $17,560
At subsequent projects 10.89 kW 24.67 MWh 24.67 t $19,897
Total 19.92 kW 69.38 MWh 69.38 t $37,457

Install date: 25/07/14.
Number of days in operation: 1035.

* 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 solar project is now fully funded – Thank you!

See Gawler Community House Solar Panel Stars!

You can monitor what your contribution is achieving at any time via this online monitor display. How cool is that!

People helping pay for Project 2 so far

DateNameStateAmount
2014-07-02Riverdell
Spiritual Centre
SA$141.67
2014-07-02A FentonSA$10.00
2014-07-02Gaby JungVic$20.00
2014-07-01Climate Action Now
Wingecarribee
NSW$500.00
(1 panel)
2014-07-01Jonathan MaddoxNSW$277.00
2014-07-01Julie BainVic$25.00
2014-07-01Naomi ReaSA$40.00
2014-07-01GCH donation jarSA$10.00
2014-07-01JGSA$50.00
2014-06-30Interest$3.39
2014-06-26Anton MaurusVic$35.00
(monthly)
2014-06-25Marty BoothNSW$20.00
(monthly)
2014-06-24Original Green
Co, Marty
SA$500.00
(1 panel)
2014-06-24Sophia Case$23.12
(monthly)
2014-06-23Mackenzie Davey$10.00
(monthly)
2014-06-21Karen HamiltonSA$20.00
2014-06-20David LloydSA$25.00
2014-06-16Sally ShawSA$100.00
2014-06-16Spurrier familyACT$20.00
(monthly)
2014-06-16Jonathan
Prendergast
NSW$5.00
(monthly)
2014-06-05A.J.SA$5.00
2014-06-04Jacinta GreenNSW$5.00
(monthly)
2014-06-02Stewart SheffieldVic$50.00
2014-06-01Interest$1.80
2014-05-31D & D Clarke
(adds up to 1 panel)
SA$210.00
2014-05-30Embark Australia
(matching donation)
Vic$5,000.00
2014-05-30Evans$5.00
2014-05-30David ClarkSA$4.58
2014-05-28GCH donation jarSA$32.50
2014-05-27R. F. HawkerSA$200.00
2014-05-27Trudy BrayNSW$1.65
2014-05-26Chris SimmonsSA$100.00
2014-05-26Anon$1.00
2014-05-26Anton MaurusVic$35.00
(monthly)
2014-05-26Marty BoothNSW$20.00
(monthly)
2014-05-25Sophia Case$23.12
(monthly)
2014-05-23Mackenzie Davey$10.00
2014-05-22Loan repayment
from Project #1
NSW$1,000.00
2014-05-22Peacock Media GroupSA$48.50
2014-05-22Kathryn SaxtonVic$10.00
2014-05-22Melbourne donation
jars ($1 challenge)
Vic$175.00
2014-05-21Community House
donation jar
($1 challenge)
SA$222.45
2014-05-21Mavis (Gawler)
($1 challenge)
SA$50.00
2014-05-21Rachelle
($1 challenge)
SA$25.00
2014-05-20Bill's friends
($1 challenge x 2)
ACT$2.00
2014-05-20Andrew Gosling
($1 challenge)
ACT$5.00
2014-05-19Michelle Clode
($1 challenge)
$1.00
2014-05-19Scott Webber
($1 challenge)
Vic$9.46
2014-05-19Andrew Phillips
($1 challenge x 4)
Vic$50.00
2014-05-19Fifteens Trees
($1 challenge x 2)
Vic$14.34
2014-05-19JMR
($1 challenge)
SA$50.00
2014-05-18Chris Tyerman
($1 challenge)
SA$20.00
2014-05-18M in May bucket #1
($1 challenge x 39)
SA$39.75
2014-05-18M in May bucket #2
($1 challenge x 102)
SA$106.50
2014-05-18Dayna Millsteed
($1 challenge)
SA$4.58
2014-05-17Glynn $ Liz
($1 challenge)
Vic$100.00
2014-05-17Jennifer Howlett
($1 challenge)
NSW$9.46
2014-05-17Hands across Sands
($1 challenge x 23)
SA$31.75
2014-05-16David DSA$500.00
(1 panel)
2014-05-16Bianca P
($1 challenge)
Vic$0.68
2014-05-16Stuart Bruce
($1 challenge)
Vic$4.58
2014-05-16$1 bucket at film
(24 people)
SA$52.45
2014-05-15Paul Boundy
($1 challenge)
NSW$0.68
2014-05-15M. N. Corbett
($1 challenge)
Vic$24.10
2014-05-14Spurrier family
($1 challenge)
ACT$20.00
(monthly)
2014-05-14Bel Moore
($1 challenge)
Qld$4.58
2014-05-14Jonathan
Prendergast
($1 challenge)
NSW$5.00
(monthly)
2014-05-14Barbara
Prendergast
($1 challenge)
Vic$0.68
2014-05-14Vicky Schreiber
(19 x $1 challenge)
SA$19.22
2014-05-14Alex "MonsterChef"
Neilson ($1 challenge)
Vic$4.58
2014-05-13Roma Guerin
($1 challenge)
Vic$9.46
2014-05-13Kate's friends
(4 x $1 challenge)
NSW$5.00
2014-05-12 23:Robyn
($1 challenge)
SA$20.00
2014-05-12 18:CMH
($1 challenge)
SA$50.00
2014-05-09Stewart Sheff
($1 challenge x 2)
$50.00
2014-05-08Abby
($1 challenge)
SA$10.00
2014-05-08Vanessa Henley
($1 challenge)
SA$2.00
2014-05-08($1 challenge)$10.00
2014-05-08Sebastian Meyer
($1 challenge)
$1.00
2014-05-08Flik Schemmer
($1 challenge)
SA$5.00
2014-05-08Haydn Lowe
($1 challenge)
ACT$20.00
2014-05-07Jonathan Prendergast
($1 challenge)
NSW$1.00
2014-05-07($1 challenge)$1.00
2014-05-07Daniel Hughes
($1 challenge via PayPal)
Vic$0.68
2014-05-06Bill Gresham
($1 challenge)
ACT$300.00
(adds up
to 1 panel)
2014-05-06Bills's friends 2
(11 x $1 challenge)
ACT$13.00
2014-05-06EV group, ACT
(15 x $1 challenge)
ACT$15.00
2014-05-06Robin Brown
($1 challenge)
ACT$5.00
2014-05-06Ian Bailey
($1 challenge)
SA$4.58
2014-05-05Jean Keir
($1 challenge)
$0.68
2014-05-05Jacinta GreenNSW$5.00
(monthly)
2014-05-05A J Cusack
($1 challenge)
$10.00
2014-05-04John Baxter
($1 challenge)
NSW$3.60
2014-05-03SA May Day
(76 x $1 challenge)
SA$76.00
2014-05-03Adel Activist
Centre (10 x $1)
SA$10.00
2014-05-02Greens games
night (23 x $1)
SA$23.00
2014-05-01Interest$0.69
2014-04-30Mary W
($1 challenge)
Vic$20.00
2014-04-29Tracey Lamb
($1 challenge)
Vic$4.58
2014-04-29Dave & Denece
Clarke
($1 challenge)
SA$210.00
2014-04-29Gaby Jung
(30 x $1 challenge)
Vic$30.00
2014-04-29Joshua Lamb
($1 challenge)
Vic$4.58
2014-04-29Shaun Branden
($1 challenge)
SA$1.65
2014-04-28Anton Maurus
($1 challenge)
Vic$35.00
(monthly)
2014-04-28Marty Booth
($1 challenge)
NSW$50.00
(monthly)
2014-04-28G M King
($1 challenge)
$1.00
2014-04-28Liisa Rusanen
($1 challenge)
$1.00
2014-04-25G M Caunce
($1 challenge)
SA$0.68
2014-04-24Rachel B
($1 challenge x 8)
SA$10.00
2014-04-24Fraser Argue
($1 challenge)
$100.00
2014-04-24Andrew Allen
($1 challenge)
Vic$9.46
2014-04-24Sophia Case
($1 challenge)
$23.12
(monthly)
2014-04-23Garry Hughes
($1 challenge)
UK$3.56
2014-04-23Yizhen Zhu
($1 challenge)
NSW$1.65
2014-04-23Thomas Champine
($1 challenge)
NSW$0.68
2014-04-22Robyn Wood
(10 x $1 challenge)
SA$10.00
2014-04-18 19:L.A.C.K.R.I.O.T
(8 x $1 challenge)
SA$8.00
2014-04-18 18:The Hamiltons
($1 challenge)
SA$5.00
2014-04-17Engage Digital
($1 challenge)
NSW$19.22
2014-04-17AD
($1 challenge)
NSW$20.00
2014-04-17TM
($1 challenge)
NSW$20.00
2014-04-16HJ Panoch
($1 challenge)
$13.00
2014-04-16David Clark
($1 challenge)
SA$7.02
(PayPal)
2014-04-16Ariki Hita
($1 challenge)
NSW$9.46
(PayPal)
2014-04-15Dean O'Callaghan
($1 challenge)
Vic$4. 58
(PayPal)
2014-04-15James SaundersNSW$0.68
(PayPal)
2014-04-14Marie Vonow
($1 challenge)
SA$5.00
2014-04-14Spurrier family
($1 challenge)
ACT$20.00
(monthly)
2014-04-11Matthew Moate
($1 challenge)
SA$19.22
(PayPal)
2014-04-11Matthew L
($1 challenge)
$1.00
2014-04-11Melissa Versteeg
($1 challenge)
SA$1.16
(PayPal)
2014-04-10Robert Hart
($1 challenge)
SA$48.50
(PayPal)
2014-04-09Charles Eaton
($1 challenge)
NSW$0.68
(PayPal)
2014-04-09 19:Vanessa Henley
($1 challenge)
SA$10.00
2014-04-09 15:Gawler Community
House ($1 challenge)
Approx 150 people
SA$228.45
2014-04-09 10:Chris AndersonSA$500.00
(1 panel)
2014-04-09 10:Karen Buxron
($1 challenge)
NSW$50.00
2014-04-08$1 challenge from
40 people
SA$50.00
2014-04-04Jacinta GreenNSW$5.00
(monthly)
2014-04-02Pip ($1 challenge)SA$50.00
2014-04-02Duncan Reilly
($1 challenge)
SA$1.16
(via PayPal)
2014-04-01Paul Harris
($1 challenge)
SA$1.16
(via PayPal)
2014-04-01PID Tuning
($1 challenge)
SA0.68
(via PayPal)
2014-04-01Nadia McLaren
($1 challenge)
SA19.22
(via PayPal)
2014-03-31Wanderers 4WD Club
(9 x $1 challenge)
SA$20.00
2014-03-31Gawler Garden and
Produce Share
(8 x $1 challenge)
SA$13.00
2014-03-31Fred Horvath
($1 challenge)
SA$20.00
2014-03-31Telford
($1 challenge)
$10.00
2014-03-31Interest0.12
2014-03-30Lisa Nicholls
($1 challenge)
Qld$2.63
2014-03-29Lari Dimitrios
($1 challenge)
$1.00
2014-03-29Earth's Animals
($1.50 via PayPal)
NSW$1.16
2014-03-29Michelle's party
(26 x $1 challenge)
SA$88.00
2014-03-29 14:Alison
($1 challenge)
Vic$50.00
2014-03-28Yarrow Andrew
($1 challenge)
$200.00
2014-03-2820 x $1 challengeVic$20.00
2014-03-27Anton MaurusVic$35.00
(monthly)
2014-03-27pix
($1 challenge)
SA$10.00
2014-03-27Beth Spencer
($1 challenge)
NSW$3.60
2014-03-27Sebastian GeersSA$33.86
2014-03-27Anon
($1 challenge)
$1.00
2014-03-26AndrewNSW$10.00
2014-03-26Anon
($1 challenge)
$5.00
2014-03-26Jenny M
($1 challenge)
Vic$5.00
2014-03-25Willison
($1 challenge)
$5.00
2014-03-252 x $1 challenge$2.00
2014-03-25Bill's friends
21 x $1 challenge
$21.00
2014-03-25Marty BoothNSW$20.00
(monthly)
2014-03-2512 x $1 challenge
(Gawler)
SA$15.00
2014-03-2410 x $1 challenge$10.00
2014-03-24Gaby Jung
($1 challenge)
Vic$10.00
2014-03-24Matthew Curnow
($1 challenge)
SA$50.00
2014-03-24 11:Gary Rowbottom
($1 challenge)
SA$20.00
2014-03-21anonymous
($1 challenge)
Qld$20.00
2014-03-21Wade
($1 challenge)
Qld$10.00
2014-03-21Charlene Grainger
($1 challenge)
Vic$11.00
2014-03-21P. Koppel
(3 x $1 challenge)
Vic$3.00
2014-03-21L.S.
($1 challenge)
Qld$1.00
2014-03-214 x $1 challenge$4.00
2014-03-21Sonja
($1 challenge)
$5.00
2014-03-20Dan Spencer
($1 challenge)
SA$50.00
2014-03-20Terrence Mc B
($1 challenge)
NSW$100.00
2014-03-20Michael D
($1 challenge)
SA$10.00
2014-03-204 x $1 challenge$4.00
2014-03-20MJ
($1 challenge)
Vic$10.00
2014-03-20Anon ($1 challenge)$5.00
2014-03-19 18:$1 challenge$1.00
2014-03-19 18:David G Lloyd
($1 challenge)
SA$50.00
2014-03-19 18:Janet Rice
($1 challenge)
Vic$10.00
2014-03-19 10:Bill Gresham
($1 challenge)
ACT$200.00
2014-03-19 10:Bob Douglas
($1 challenge)
ACT$5.00
2014-03-19 10:Rosemary Blemings
($1 challenge)
ACT$11.00
2014-03-184 x $1 challenge$4.00
2014-03-17 20:V. R. Henley
($1 challenge)
SA$6.60
2014-03-17 20:Mike Meldrum
($1 challenge)
NSW$100.00
2014-03-17 20:L E Fox
($1 challenge)
$20.00
2014-03-17 19:Heather Brown
($1 challenge)
SA$40.00
2014-03-17 18:Pete and Wendy
($1 challenge)
NSW$5.00
2014-03-17 10:13 x $1 challenge$14.55
2014-03-17 10:Colin Lambie
($1 challenge)
$5.00
2014-03-17 10:C. Stanyon
($1 challenge)
$20.00
2014-03-17 09:Michael KublerSA$50.00
(monthly)
2014-03-16$1 Challenge
March in March
Adelaide
SA$103.20
(91 donors)
2014-03-14Spurrier FamilyACT$20.00
(monthly)
2014-03-13Transition Town
Guildford, WA
WA$50.00
2014-03-10Womad - Anon$1.85
2014-03-05Jacinta GreenNSW$5.00
(monthly)
2014-03-01 12:Karen BuxtonNSW$50.00
2014-02-28Interest$0.06
2014-02-27 21:Glenn Christie
& Family
SA$20.00
2014-02-26Dave ClarkeSA$210.00
2014-02-26Anton MaurusVic$35.00
(monthly)
2014-02-25Marty BoothNSW$20.00
(monthly)
2014-02-25 10:Sally MarslandVic$100.00
2014-02-21Loan repayment
from Project 1
NSW$1,000.00
2014-02-18 16:Vanessa HenleySA$25.00
2014-02-18 13:E HatcherSA$80.00
2014-02-15Spurrier familyACT$20.00
(monthly)
2014-02-14Michael KublerSA$50.00
(monthly)
2014-02-12TT GuildfordWA$50.00
2014-02-04Jacinta GreenNSW$5.00
(monthly)
2014-02-04 09:Dalwood/Warhurst
family
SA$25.00
(monthly)
2014-02-01Interest$0.04
2014-02-01 18:Jacinta GreenNSW$10.00
2014-01-29Anton MaurusVic$35.00
(monthly)
2014-01-28Marty BoothNSW$20.00
(monthly)
2014-01-19DBW (via PayPal)SA$585.30
(one panel)
2014-01-16Michael KublerSA$50.00
(monthly)
2014-01-07 16:N.B.Vic$100.00
2014-01-05 22:Spurrier familyVic$20.00
(monthly)
2014-01-04PayPal testSA$4.58
2013-12-31Interest$0.02
2013-12-27Anton MaurusVic$35.00
(monthly)
2013-12-24 11:Chrstmas gift for
Kerryn Dragicevich
NSW$100.00
2013-12-19 07:Xmas gift
for Donna
ACT$50.00
2013-12-15 16:Xmas gift
Emma & Phil
Walsh & Koopa
Qld$25.00
2013-12-15 16:Xmas gift
Laura WADE
love DAD
Qld$25.00
2013-12-15 16:Michael Kubler
SA$50.00
(monthly)
2013-12-03raffleSA$45.00
2013-12-02RaffleVic$80.00
2013-12-02PayPal verify$0.18
2013-12-01Interest
minus cheque fee
$1.50
2013-11-26Anton Maurus
(monthly)
Vic$35.00
2013-11-26 15:AnonQLD$10.00
2013-11-25Simon EastmanVic$60.00
2013-11-18Michael Kubler
(monthly)
SA$50.00
2013-11-18raffle$385.00
2013-11-18 11:John RollsSA$47.74
Olimometer 2.52

Loan amount: $17,560
Loan repayments: Agreed amount was $1,000/qtr, but they decided to repay the entire amount they saved on their electricity bills each quarter rather than the set amount.
Status: Funded project

THIS LOAN HAS NOW BEEN FULLY REPAID!

Loan repayments received:
1. 04/09/14, $1,086.30
2. 17/11/14, $2,232.80
3. 20/02/15, $2,119.45
4. 19/05/15, $2,142.35
5. 12/08/15, $1,295.85
6. 05/01/16, $1,750.00
7. 24/02/16, $2,200.00
8. 17/05/16, $2040.80
9. 02/10,16, $1,500.00
10. 10/11/16, $1,192.45

Work details CostExpected savings
Total: $21,380
($17,560 from CORENA
and $3,820 from GCH)
Total: 18,800kWh/year and
approx $4,500/year.
10kW solar PV:
- 1 x SolarEdge SE10k-AUS
- 40 x SolarEdge Power Optimizers
- 40 x Yingli YGE YL250P-29P panels
- Clenergy framing
- Siemens PV1-F cable
- Kraus & Naimer DC Isolators
$15,600Expected output 15,200kWh/yr.
(Will displace 10,900kWh from grid and export 4,300kWh on weekends.)
Will save approx $3500/year.
Actual output over first full year of operation: 15,598kWh
Council approval fee$200 - to be paid by GCH
Input-output meter$680 - to be paid by GCH
Replacement of 5 halogen security lights with LEDs and light sensors LED lights + installation = $980 each
The CORENA loan will pay for 2 of them ($1,960), and GCH and Gawler Lions will pay for the other 3. Light sensors donated by Down to Earth Sustainable Solutions.
The 5 halogen security lights use around 20kWh/night. The LEDs will use about 10kWh per night, saving around 3600kWh/year ($1,000 per year).

Special thanks to Embark Australia for their $5,000 matching donation for this project.

http://dteconsulting.com.au/DTE_Home/Welcome.html
Thanks to Tom and Rachel of Down to Earth Sustainable Solutions. They provide environmental and energy efficiency services in SA, and generously volunteered their time to assess requirements, seek quotes, and organise work details for this solar and energy efficiency project.

Signing the loan agreement

Signing the loan agreement

Solar Panel Stars - Gawler Community House

Solar Panel Stars – Gawler Community House

GCH thank you letter

GCH thank you letter, 4/7/14