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Transition Gawler gets Gawler Community House going solar… July 2014

Transition Gawler is proud to have been a part of CORENA‘s (Citizen’s Own Renewable Energy Network Australia) second ever “quick win” project.

CORENA provides a practical and immediate way for ‘the people’ to collectively fund new renewable energy installations. CORENA finds worthy projects and organisations then ‘crowd sources’ the funding.

Transition Gawler was able to connect CORENA (who were looking for small scale projects to fund), the Gawler Community House, (who wanted to install solar power to reduce their costs, but didn’t have the funds to be able to do so on their own), and Down to Earth Sustainable Solutions, a local (small scale) company, who are doing energy audits and designing the Solar PV system they require.

This was funded by the community (from right across Australia) with help from Transition Gawler and individual members, installed in July 2014.

CORENA provided a 10kW system and replaced 2 of the energy gobbling halogen security lighting with energy efficient LED’s. Gawler Lions Club also chipped in and generously paid for 3 of the  LED lights. The expected output of the new system is 15,200kWh/yr. This will displace 10,900kWh from grid and export 4,300kWh on weekends, and will save Gawler Community House approx $3500/year.

The opening ceremony was held and Transition Gawler was proud to be a part of this special day. Link to power generation figures?

If you want to help the wonderful work of CORENA, and help reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and costs of the next worthy community group please donate here


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