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!

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Tarremah 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 32

Loan amount: $70,000
Loan repayments: $4,000/quarter (TBC)
Status: Funded project
Installation date: 17/7/20

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)