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Crowd-funding for Kooljaman

Mar 2, 2018 -- Posted by : admin

Kooljaman is an award-winning, remote wilderness camp owned and run by the Indigenous Bardi Jawi Communities of Ardyaloon and Djarindjin. Kooljaman’s mission is empowerment through the promotion of Bardi Jawi Culture.

For more than 30 years, the Bardi people have happily welcomed all in sharing the astonishing diversity, pristine wilderness and unique landscape of this special place. Located on the Dampier Peninsula 220km north of Broome, WA, Kooljaman is vital to the economy of the Dampier Peninsula and the livelihoods of many Bardi people.

Kooljaman have a powerful problem...
Until last year Kooljaman were getting their power from our 30kw solar farm, but now due to a catastrophic battery failure they have no capacity to form the grid necessary to utilise our solar capacity – let alone take advantage of storage. Without a functional battery bank, Kooljaman relies on 100% diesel generation at a rate of 8000-11000 litres per month. This is unsustainable on many levels.

The plan...
Kooljaman want to ensure a reliable, environmentally responsible future with maintenance free gel batteries so that they can truly go off-grid, use zero diesel for power generation and retain their eco credentials.

Here's how you can help...
Kooljaman need your help to assist in funding our battery bank comprising of 192 x Sonnenschein 2V Gel batteries; Batteries that are proven performers in harsh environments. Solar will entirely power Koojaman's infrastructure for the campground, restaurant, cafe and guest accommodation areas. These batteries are an investment in the sustainability of a valuable community space supporting many local micro-businesses and local employees.

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