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: $1,500/quarter
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)