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We loan because...
We want to empower people and communities to take action on climate change, by helping them become part of the clean energy revolution!

About us
This Lending Team was set up to enable members of CORENA to fund solar projects outside of Australia, while at the same time spreading the word about CORENA to people on Kiva. CORENA's projects are all based in Australia and are funded through our website, The loans made on Kiva in the name of this Lending Team are in no way funded by donations made to CORENA.

CORENA (Citizens Own Renewable Energy Network Australia Inc) is a people-powered funding mechanism, not unlike Kiva, designed to speed up the transition to 100% renewable energy.

**Quick Win project fund (rolling)
CORENA uses the donated funds to give an interest-free loan to a non-profit community organisation to pay for solar panels (and other efficiency measures), and they pay back the loan out of subsequent savings on their power bills (it doesn't cost them a cent!) The loan repayments then go towards funding the next Quick Win project(s). CORENA was formed in 2013, and has already completed fifteen installations, which are now helping fund the 16th project.

**Big Win project fund
We plan to build Australia's first community-owned, large scale (50MW) Solar Thermal plant with molten salt storage at Port Augusta, in South Australia. The plant will provide cheap, clean energy that never runs out, and will be owned collectively by ‘the people’ and operated for the benefit of all. If around 720,000 people each contribute $8 per week for ONE year, we can fund this project entirely by donations. There’ll be no loan repayments or dividends to shareholders, so all profits will be used to build yet more people’s solar plants.

Location: Australia       Team website


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  • Hoen
    Hoen received a loan from Wayne to order a solar home system.
  • Azimuth Solar
    Sierra Leone
    Azimuth Solar received a loan from charbono to purchase solar lanterns and solar home systems in Sierra Leone.
  • Savorn
    Savorn received a loan from Wayne to purchase a home solar system.
  • María
    María received a loan from mike to purchase a 100-watt solar energy system for her home that includes six lights and accessories.
  • Dominga
    Dominga received a loan from mike to buy a solar refrigerator, to be able to offer clients a greater variety of products.
  • Chipli
    Chipli received a loan from Nimmi to expand her handloom business to sell more handwoven saris.
  • Ardian
    Ardian received a loan from Nimmi to buy potato and onion seeds.
  • Hiem
    Hiem received a loan from Wayne to order a solar home system.
  • Moko
    Moko received a loan from Heather create jobs through environmentally-friendly microentrepreneurship.
  • Cándida
    Cándida received a loan from Robert to buy a 100 watt solar power system, 16-inch TV, and accessories to be installed in her home.
  • Orfilia
    Orfilia received a loan from mike to buy a solar freezer system in order to improve her earnings and provide better service to her customers.

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