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17 Biggest project yet

Quick Win project No. 17: Our biggest project yet!

We don’t quite have all the details locked in yet, but Project 17 looks like being our most ambitious yet! We’ll be posting details here very soon.

Click to chip in to Project 17

People contributing to Project 17

2017-05-22Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-05-22David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-05-22David LloydSA$25/month
2017-05-22Chris BarrattSA$100 + matching $100
2017-05-22InterchangeQld$100 + matching $100
2017-05-18Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2017-05-18Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.48/month
2017-05-17Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2017-05-16Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2017-05-16David HamiltonVic$200 + matching $200
2017-05-15Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-05-15David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-05-15Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-05-15Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2017-05-15Paul NSA$78.82 + matching $80
2017-05-15Michael DwyerSA$19.48 + matching $20
2017-05-15Dave ClarkeSA$200 + matching $200
2017-05-15Bill GreshamACT$200 + matching $200
2017-05-12PB on behalf of friendQld$200.00 + matching $200
2017-05-11Char GraingerVic$20/month
2017-05-10Warwick StoneVic$49.15/month
2017-05-08PBQld$100.00 + matching $100
2017-05-08Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-05-08David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-05-08Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-05-04Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2017-05-04David GibsonACT$250/month
2017-05-03michael - one panelNSW$450.00
(1 panel)
2017-05-01Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-05-01David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-05-01Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-05-01Tim HartleyVic$50/month
2017-05-01David, KingsvilleVic$100.00
2017-05-01Greens MPs (compensating for flight emissions$1,600.00
2017-04-27Penelope ClarkTas$49.15
2017-04-26Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2017-04-24Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-04-24David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-04-24Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-04-24Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.48/month
2017-04-24Camden 8th loan repayment$673.00
2017-04-20Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2017-04-20David LloydSA$25/month
2017-04-18Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-04-18David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-04-18Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-04-18Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2017-04-18Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2017-04-18Wendy HQld$100.00
2017-04-18David HamiltonVic$200.00
2017-04-18Tom HuntNSW$100.00
2017-04-18Peacock familySA$100.00
2017-04-18Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2017-04-11Char GraingerVic$20/month
2017-04-10Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-04-10David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-04-10Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-04-10Warwick StoneVic$49.15/month
2017-04-06Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2017-04-04David GibsonACT$250/month
2017-04-04Tim HartleyVic$50/month
2017-04-03Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-04-03David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-04-03Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-04-03Nannup 7th loan repayment$900.00
2017-03-30Tim KerslakeACT$4.64
2017-03-282nd loan repayment from Kulchajam (QWP 13)$450.00
2017-03-27Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-03-27David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-03-27Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-03-27Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2017-03-23Christine AndersonSA$500.00
2017-03-23Gift for Monica AhnNSW$100.00
2017-03-23Wayne StanfordSA$17.27
Olimometer 2.52

Loan amount: TBA
Loan repayments: TBA
Status: Current project

Work details CostExpected savings

16. FM Coastal transmitter, Tas

Quick Win project No. 16: FM Coastal transmitter station, Tas

Coastal FM operates a professionally built studio complex in Wynyard with 3 transmitters covering the NW Coast of Tassie from Smithton to Launceston. It is a community radio station operated by a core of 12 on-air volunteer staff with an average age of 65 who provide 24/7 production for an approximate audience of 40-50,000 listeners for a variety of different programs. This Quick Win project is for solar PV for their transmitter at Table Cape.

This project has been fully funded – Thank you!

People contributing to Project 16

2017-03-23Wayne StanfordSA$12.73
2017-03-23Community Business Bureau breakfast talkSA$290.00
2017-03-20Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-03-20David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-03-20Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-03-20David LloydSA$25/month
2017-03-20Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.48/month
2017-03-17Tastex loan repayment of $5,000, but part went to repaying BWP money previously used for QWPs$4,541.45
2017-03-17Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2017-03-16Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2017-03-14Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2017-03-13Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-03-13David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-03-13Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-03-13Char GraingerVic$20/month
2017-03-10Warwick StoneVic$49.15/month
2017-03-09Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2017-03-06Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-03-06David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-03-06Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-03-06Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2017-03-06David GibsonACT$250/month
2017-03-01Tim HartleyVic$50/month
2017-03-01Tony HardyVic$50.00
2017-03-01Elisabeth ChildsNSW$100.00
2017-03-01Peter ProcailoNSW$100.00
2017-02-27Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-02-27David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-02-27Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-02-27Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2017-02-24John Saint-SmithQld$100.00
2017-02-23Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2017-02-20Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-02-20David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-02-20Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-02-20David LloydSA$25/month
2017-02-20Megan AndrewQld$50/month
2017-02-20Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.48/month
2017-02-17Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2017-02-17Combined Probus Club of Eden Hills IncSA$50.00
2017-02-17Max JeffriesQld$29.37
2017-02-16Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2017-02-14Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2017-02-14Happy Anniversary Kay and Rob from Marg GVic$450.00
(1 panel)
2017-02-13Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-02-13David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-02-13Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-02-13Char GraingerVic$20/month
2017-02-13Gavin VarianWA$98.60
2017-02-10Warwick StoneVic$49.15/month
2017-02-09Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2017-02-09michael - one panelNSW$450.00
(1 panel)
2017-02-06Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-02-06David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-02-06Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-02-06Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2017-02-06David GibsonACT$250/month
2017-02-06Myf WhiteVic$10.00
2017-02-01Tim HartleyVic$50/month
2017-01-30Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-01-30David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-01-30Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-01-27Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2017-01-27Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2017-01-23Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-01-23David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-01-23Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-01-20David LloydSA$25/month
2017-01-20Megan AndrewQld$50/month
2017-01-18Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.48/month
2017-01-17Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2017-01-17Hugh Mallen - compensating for flight emissionsVic$49.17
Olimometer 2.52

Loan amount: $8,926
Loan repayments: $400/quarter
Status: Funded project

Work details CostExpected savings
Totals:$8,9266,105 kWh/year
5.28kW solar PV:
- 16 x LG NeOn 330 watt panels
- SolarEdge SE5000 inverter
- Solar Edge P350i Optimisers
- tilt frames
$8,9266,105 kWh/year

15. Brimbank Bicycle, Vic

Quick Win project No. 15: Brimbank Bicycle Education Centre, Vic

Brimbank Bicycle provides Road Safety Education and Learn to Ride Programs for Pre-School and Primary Schools three days a week. They also conduct these programs for community groups such as scouts and guides on weekday evenings and at weekends. They conduct Riding Programs for the disabled with a fleet of special needs trikes and bikes on two days a week, and at weekends the facility is hired by families and other community groups for birthday parties and other functions. In total, between 400 and 500 people use the centre each week.

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Brimbank Bicycle so far

As of 25/05/17, the loan to Brimbank Bicycle has achieved:

Project 15 kW (solar &/or
EE equivalent)
MWh to date
Approx* CO2
avoided to date
Dollar value
of achievement
At Brimbank Bicycle 6.70 kW 1.29 MWh 1.29 t $11,000
At subsequent projects 0.00 kW 0.00 MWh 0.00 t $0
Total 6.70 kW 1.29 MWh 1.29 t $11,000

Install date: 07/04/17.
Number of days in operation: 48.

* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since each CORENA project is in a different location, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a rough approximation across all projects.

This project has been fully funded – Thank you!

People contributing to Project 15

2017-01-17Hugh Mallen - compensating for flight emissionsVic$320.83
2017-01-16Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-01-16David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-01-16Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-01-16Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2017-01-16Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2017-01-12Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2017-01-11Char GraingerVic$20/month
2017-01-10Warwick StoneVic$49.15/month
2017-01-09Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-01-09David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-01-09Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-01-04Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2017-01-04David GibsonACT$250/month
2017-01-03Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2017-01-03David CastlefordSA$10/week
2017-01-03Peter WadeQld$20/week
2017-01-03Tim HartleyVic$50/month
2016-12-28Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-12-28David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-12-28Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-12-28Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-12-28John RollsSA$45/month
2016-12-28Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2016-12-28Margaret Gaita - compensating for travel emissionsVic$500.00
2016-12-22Simone Baird/Dhugal FletcherUK$48.65
2016-12-20David LloydSA$25/month
2016-12-20Megan AndrewQld$50/month
2016-12-19Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-12-19David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-12-19Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-12-19Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.48/month
2016-12-19Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2016-12-19Greens MPs - donation to compensate for flight emissions$1,600.00
2016-12-16Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2016-12-15Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-12-14Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2016-12-12Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-12-12David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-12-12Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-12-12Char GraingerVic$20/month
2016-12-12Warwick StoneVic$49.15/month
2016-12-05Wayne Stanford - xmas giftsSA$150.00
2016-12-05Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-12-05David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-12-05Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-12-05Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2016-12-05David GibsonACT$250/month
2016-12-01Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-12-01Tim HartleyVic$50/month
2016-11-28Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-11-28David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-11-28Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-11-28John RollsSA$45/month
2016-11-28Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2016-11-25Amie BlandenSA$10/month
2016-11-21Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-11-21David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-11-21Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-11-21David LloydSA$25/month
2016-11-21Megan AndrewQld$50/month
2016-11-18Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.48/month
2016-11-17Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-11-17Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2016-11-16Nick CumboVic$4.73
2016-11-16Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2016-11-16Marek OndrusQld$9.59
2016-11-14Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-11-14David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-11-14Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-11-14Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2016-11-11Char GraingerVic$20/month
2016-11-10Nick CumboVic$6.49
2016-11-10Warwick StoneVic$49.15/month
2016-11-07Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-11-07David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-11-07Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-11-07Peacock FamilySA$100.00
2016-11-04Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2016-11-03Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-11-03Greens MPs - donation as compensation for flights$1,600.00
2016-11-01Tim HartleyVic$50/month
2016-10-31Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-10-31David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-10-31Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-10-29Dave ClarkeSA$210.00
2016-10-28John RollsSA$45/month
2016-10-26Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2016-10-25Amie BlandenSA$10/month
2016-10-24Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-10-24David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-10-24Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-10-20Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-10-20David LloydSA$25/month
2016-10-18Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.48/month
2016-10-17Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-10-17David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-10-17Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-10-17Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2016-10-17Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2016-10-14Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2016-10-11Hugh Mallen - compensating for flight emissionsVic$650.00
2016-10-11Char GraingerVic$20/month
2016-10-10Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-10-10David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-10-10Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-10-10Hugh Mallen - compensating for flight emissionsVic$1,500.00
2016-10-10Warwick StoneVic$49.15/month
2016-10-06Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-10-04Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2016-10-03Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-10-03David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-10-03Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-10-03Tim HartleyVic$50/month
2016-09-28John RollsSA$45/month
2016-09-28Nick CumboVic$2.77
2016-09-26Margaret GaitaVic$100.00
2016-09-26Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-09-26David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-09-26Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-09-26Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2016-09-25Amie BlandenSA$10/month
2016-09-24Ben Elliston (left over from $300 donation to Tastex)ACT$0.93
2016-09-23Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.48/month
Olimometer 2.52

Loan amount: $11,000
Loan repayments: $550/quarter
Status: Funded project

NOTE: It’s difficult to calculate the exact dollar savings for this project because the solar PV H/W is adding hot water availability that wasn’t previously there and will be using excess solar PV generation to heat the water. However, the Brimbank Board has offered to repay this loan in 5 years, with quarterly repayments of $550, even though it is unlikely they will actually save that much each quarter. Either way they are delighted to have our loan to make this project possible because they are aiming at setting a good example to their community.

Work details CostExpected savings
Totals:$11,0009,772kWh/year &
4.2kW solar PV
14 x LG MonoX2 300W panels
1 x SolarEdge SE4000 inverter
SE Energy Monitor
Solar PV Hot Water Timer
Solar PV Hot Water system
$11,000From solar pv:
6,122.23 kWh/year &
From solar PV hot water:
Est. 3,650kWh/year &
Approx $500/year


14. Tastex Knitwear and Uniforms, Tas

Quick Win project No. 14: Tastex Knitwear and Uniforms, Tas

Tastex’s founding purpose is to provide employment and training for people with intellectual disabilities and to be self-funding through its knitwear factory. Tastex is a “Special Work” of the St Vincent de Paul Society, and is an Australian Disability Enterprise.

This project has been funded partly by donations directly to Tastex and partly by a loan from CORENA.

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Tastex so far

As of 25/05/17, the loan to Tastex has achieved:

Project 14 kW (solar &/or
EE equivalent)
MWh to date
Approx* CO2
avoided to date
Dollar value
of achievement
At Tastex 13.43 kW 9.44 MWh 9.44 t $17,839
At subsequent projects 0.00 kW 0.00 MWh 0.00 t $4,542
Total 13.43 kW 9.44 MWh 9.44 t $22,381

Install date: 21/11/16.
Number of days in operation: 185.

* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since each CORENA project is in a different location, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a rough approximation across all projects.

This project is now fully funded – Thank you!

People contributing to Tastex project

2016-09-24Ben EllistonACT$299.07
2016-09-22Nick CumboVic$16.92
2016-09-22Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-09-20David LloydSA$25/month
2016-09-19Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-09-19Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-09-19David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-09-19Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2016-09-16Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2016-09-15Nick CumboVic$6.82
2016-09-14Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2016-09-12Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-09-12Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-09-12David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-09-12Char GraingerVic$20/month
2016-09-12Warwick StoneVic$49.15/month
2016-09-10Hender: 2 x Diamond Energy referral bonusSA$70.00
2016-09-08Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-09-06Nick CumboVic$5.00
2016-09-05Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-09-05Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-09-05Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2016-09-05David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-09-01Tim HartleyVic$50/month
2016-08-314th Ravenshoe loan repayment$855.00
2016-08-30Robert ANSW$23.50
2016-08-3010th Gawler loan repayment$1,500.00
2016-08-29Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-08-29Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-08-29Hugh Mallen, wedding gift for Hannah and TimothyVic$65.00
2016-08-29David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-08-296th Beechworth loan repayment$770.00
2016-08-28Last of $2 per FB share$8.00
2016-08-28John RollsSA$45/month
2016-08-26Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2016-08-25Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-08-25Luke SchubertSA$25.00
2016-08-25Amie BlandenSA$10/month
2016-08-22Tulgeen 11th loan repayment$1,000.00
2016-08-22Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-08-22Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-08-22David LloydSA$25/month
2016-08-22David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-08-19Kate ReadNSW$200.00
2016-08-18Jean Pierrs Redestorff$19.48/month
2016-08-17Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2016-08-16Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2016-08-15The Peacock familySA$100.00
2016-08-15Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-08-15Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-08-15Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2016-08-15David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-08-11Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-08-11Char GraingerVic$20/month
2016-08-10Warwick StoneVic$49.15/month
2016-08-09Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-08-08Pegasus 3rd loan repayment$320.00
2016-08-08Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-08-08Jody MoateSA$10.00
2016-08-08David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-08-08Dave ClarkeSA$110.00
2016-08-04Robert ANSW$30.00
2016-08-04Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2016-08-03Simon PayneACT$100.00
2016-08-03Matthew CurnowSA$11.00
2016-08-01Tim HartleyVic$50/month
2016-08-01Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-08-01Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-08-01David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-07-29$2 per Facebook share of specific post$60.00
2016-07-28Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-07-28John RollsSA$45/month
2016-07-27Tim KerslakeACT$24.42
2016-07-26Camden 5th loan repayment (part)$573.00
2016-07-26Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2016-07-25Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-07-25Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-07-25David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-07-25Amie BlandenSA$10/month
2016-07-22Kerri AVic$100.00
2016-07-21Kate ReadNSW$0.55
2016-07-11Bill GreshamACT$100.00
2016-07-014th loan repayment from Nannup$900.00
2016-06-28Karen HamiltonSA$50.00
2016-06-28Ian and Tess FletcherTas$200.00
2016-06-27P&M TasTas$1,000.00
2016-06-16Ben EllistonACT$100.00
2016-06-06Gaby JungTas$20.00
2016-06-022nd Moss Vale loan repayment$300.00
2016-06-012nd Pegasus loan repayment$320.00
2016-05-30Project 3, Beechworth 5th loan repayment$770.00
2016-05-27Greens MPs to compensate for travel emissions (rest of donation went to P12)$347.82
2016-05-26Big Win funds loan$5,000.00
Olimometer 2.52

Loan amount: $17,839
Loan repayments: $710/quarter
Status: Funded project
Loan repayments received so far:
1. 17/03/17, $5,000

Work details CostExpected savings
Totals:$42,922 overall
$17,839 from CORENA
$7,053/year overall
$2,840/year via CORENA loan
30.68kW Solar PV:
115 x Trinasmart Solar 260 watt panels with Tigo optimisers
1 x 27 kilowatt Fronius Eco 3 phase inverter
1 x Gateway and Management Unit
1 x 3 phase smart meter
$37,041 + GST
Note: Tastex has raised $19,202 in donations directly to themselves, so the CORENA loan amount for this project is $17,839
42,553 kWh/year
Approx $7,053/year

13. Kulchajam, NSW

Quick Win project No. 13: Kulchajam, NSW

Kulchajam is a not-for-profit arts and cultural organisation in the Byron Bay Arts Industrial Estate that cultivates new models of creative collaboration and shared resources. We are set up as a model of community cultural development that integrates social enterprise principles, sustainability, cultural exchange, and artistic excellence.

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Kulchajam so far

As of 25/05/17, the loan to Kulchajam has achieved:

Project 13 kW (solar &/or
EE equivalent)
MWh to date
Approx* CO2
avoided to date
Dollar value
of achievement
At Kulchajam 6.24 kW 7.55 MWh 7.55 t $6,000
At subsequent projects 0.00 kW 0.00 MWh 0.00 t $0
Total 6.24 kW 7.55 MWh 7.55 t $6,000

Install date: 11/08/16.
Number of days in operation: 287.

* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since each CORENA project is in a different location, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a rough approximation across all projects.

This project is now fully funded – Thank You!

People contributing to Kulchajam project

2016-07-25Camden loan repayment (part)$100.00
2016-07-21Kate ReadNSW$65.45
2016-07-20David LloydSA$25/month
2016-07-18Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-07-18Laquorius DeeSA$20/week
2016-07-18David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-07-18Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.48/month
2016-07-18Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2016-07-18Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2016-07-14Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-07-14Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2016-07-12Robert ANSW$27.00
2016-07-11Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-07-11Laquorius DeeSA$20/week
2016-07-11David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-07-11Char GraingerVic$20/month
2016-07-11Warwick StoneVic$49.15/month
2016-07-11Parkeholme and Warradale loan repayments$1,161.00
2016-07-07Greenbushes 1st loan repayment$349.00
2016-07-04Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-07-04Laquorius DeeSA$20/week
2016-07-04David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-07-04Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2016-07-04Robert LawtherNSW$464.53
(1 panel)
2016-07-01Bec DNSW$100.00
2016-07-01Tim HartleyVic$50.00
2016-06-30Dav and KrisNSW$300.00
2016-06-30Interest (QWP a/c)$0.10
2016-06-30Interest for year (QWP Ops a/c)$7.44
2016-06-30Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-06-29MC flight compensationNSW$200.00
2016-06-28John RollsSA$45/month
2016-06-28Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2016-06-27Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-06-27Laquorius DeeSA$20/week
2016-06-27David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-06-25Amie BlandenSA$10/month
2016-06-23Leanne CQld$25.00
2016-06-20Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-06-20Laquorius DeeSA$20/week
2016-06-20Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.48/month
2016-06-20David LloydSA$25/month
2016-06-20David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-06-17Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2016-06-16Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-06-16Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2016-06-16Adam BarclayNSW$50.00
2016-06-14Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2016-06-13Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-06-13Laquorius DeeSA$20/week
2016-06-13David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-06-13Char GraingerVic$20/month
2016-06-06The Peacock FamilySA$300.00
2016-06-06Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-06-06Laquorius DeeSA$20/week
2016-06-06Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2016-06-06David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-06-02Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-06-01Ben EllistonACT$100.00
2016-06-013rd Ravenshoe loan repayment$855.00
2016-05-31Tim HartleyVic$50.00
2016-05-30Tegan - for daughter's 1st birthdayNSW$50.00
2016-05-30Robert ANSW$23.00
2016-05-30Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-05-30Laquorius DeeSA$20/week
2016-05-30David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-05-28John RollsSA$45/month
Olimometer 2.52

Loan amount: $6,000
Loan repayments: $450/quarter
Status: Funded project
Loan repayments received so far:
1. 04/11/16, $450
2. 28/3/17, $450

Work details CostExpected savings
6.24kW Solar PV
24 x 260W Risen panels
SMA 5000TL single phase -21 inverter

12. Yackandandah Health, Vic

Quick Win project No. 12: Yackandandah Health, Vic

This project is helping the town of Yackandandah get a bit closer to its 100% renewable energy goal. Yackandandah Health is the local non-profit community-owned hospital. They have already installed a 90kW solar PV system and started replacing their lights with LED alternatives, but they have a lot of lights! They’ve asked us to help replace the rest of their lights, and we are delighted to do so, since simply improving energy efficiency will take the town a lot closer to reaching the 100% renewable energy goal.
Totally Renewable Yackandandah (TRY)

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Yackandandah Health so far

As of 25/05/17, the loan to Yackandandah Health has achieved:

Project 12 kW (solar &/or
EE equivalent)
MWh to date
Approx* CO2
avoided to date
Dollar value
of achievement
At Yackandandah Health 11.00 kW 15.18 MWh 15.18 t $20,000
At subsequent projects 0.00 kW 0.00 MWh 0.00 t $0
Total 11.00 kW 15.18 MWh 15.18 t $20,000

Install date: 14/06/16.
Number of days in operation: 345.

* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since each CORENA project is in a different location, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a rough approximation across all projects.

The Yack Health Project is fully funded – thank you!

People contributing to Yack Health Project (P12)

2016-05-27Greens MPs to compensate for travel emissions$1,412.18
2016-06-06Ali - Go Yack!Vic$50.00
2016-05-26Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2016-05-25Nick CumboVic$10.48
2016-05-25Amie BlandenSA$10/month
2016-05-23Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-05-23David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-05-23Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-05-23Matthew Charles-JonesVic$50.00
2016-05-23Tulgeen 10th loan repayment$1,000.00
2016-05-20David LloydSA$25/month
2016-05-18Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.18/month
2016-05-18Tom Nockolds - PingalaNSW$97.10
2016-05-17Marg & Terry - Happy 50th Wedding AnniversaryVic$200.00
2016-05-178th Gawler loan repayment$2,040.80
2016-05-17Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2016-05-16Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-05-16David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-05-16Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-05-16Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2016-05-16Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2016-05-16Jennifer (was for Sudbury)Qld$20.00
2016-05-13Nick CumboVic$4.90
2016-05-11Char GraingerVic$20/month
2016-05-09Peter WadeQld$20/week
2016-05-09David CastlefordSA$10/week
2016-05-09Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-05-09Frank LinQld$450.00
(1 panel)
2016-05-05ACT Environment and Planning DirectorateNSW$160.00
2016-05-05Wayne StanfordSA$30/fortnight
2016-05-04Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2016-05-03Wendy HQld$200.00
2016-05-03Peter WadeQld$15/week
2016-05-02David CastlefordSA$8/week
2016-05-02Laquorious DeeSA$20/week
2016-05-02Tim HartleyVic$50/month
2016-05-02Robert AlibrandiNSW$25.00
2016-04-28John RollsSA$45/month
2016-04-27Nick CumboVic$6.77
2016-04-26Peter WadeQld$15/week
2016-04-26David CastlefordSA$8/week
2016-04-26Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2016-04-26Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2016-04-26David GibsonACT$1,000.00
2+ panels
2016-04-26Camden 4th loan repayment$673.00
2016-04-26Ben EllistonACT$100.00
2016-04-25Amie BlandenSA$10/month
2016-04-221st loan repayment Parkeholme$400.00
2016-04-222nd loan repayment Warradale$761.00
2016-04-21Wayne StanfordSA$25/fortnight
2016-04-21Tim PriceTas$450.00
1 panel
2016-04-20David LloydSA$25/month
2016-04-19Peter WadeQld$15/week
2016-04-18David CastlefordSA$8/week
2016-04-18Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2016-04-18Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.18/month
2016-04-18Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2016-04-18Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2016-04-15Mike CraddockNSW$75.00
2016-04-15Mike CraddockNSW$75.00
2016-04-14Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2016-04-14Big Win funds$5,000
2016-04-13Ben EllistonACT$100.00
2016-04-13Nick CumboVic$6.87
2016-04-12Peter WadeQld$15/week
2016-04-11David CastlefordSA$8/week
2016-04-11Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2016-04-11Char GraingerVic$20/month
2016-04-11Nicky, CPANSW$50.00
2016-04-07Wayne StanfordSA$25/fortnight
2016-04-05Peter WadeQld$15/week
2016-04-04David CastlefordSA$8/week
2016-04-04Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2016-04-04Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2016-04-04Tim HartleyVic$50/month
2016-04-013rd Nannup loan repayment$900.00
2016-03-30Nick CumboVic$6.77
2016-03-301st loan repayment Moss Vale$300.00
2016-03-29Peter WadeQld$15/week
2016-03-29David CastlefordSA$8/week
2016-03-29Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2016-03-29Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2016-03-28John RollsSA$45/month
2016-03-25Amie BlandenSA$10/month
2016-03-24Wayne StanfordSA$25/fortnight
2016-03-22Peter WadeQld$15/week
2016-03-22Nick CumboVic$4.92
2016-03-21Nick CumboVic$2.13
2016-03-21David CastlefordSA$8/week
2016-03-21Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2016-03-21David LloydSA$25/month
2016-03-18Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2016-03-18Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.18/month
2016-03-18Nick CumboVic$7.32
2016-03-16Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2016-03-16Nick CumboVic$6.86
2016-03-15Peter WadeQld$15/week
2016-03-14David CastlefordSA$8/week
2016-03-14Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2016-03-14Ravenshoe 2nd loan repayment$855.00
2016-03-14Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2016-03-11Char GraingerVic$20.00
2016-03-10Wayne StanfordSA$25/fortnight
2016-03-09Margaret Penfold-NewtonSA$200.00
2016-03-08Peter WadeQld$15/week
2016-03-07David CastlefordSA$8/week
2016-03-07Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2016-03-04Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2016-03-01Peter WadeQld$15/week
2016-03-01Tim HartleyVic$50.00
2016-02-29David CastlefordSA$8/week
2016-02-29Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2016-02-28John RollsSA$45/month
2016-02-26Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2016-02-261st loan repayment from Pegasus$320.00
2016-02-25Wayne StanfordSA$25/fortnight
2016-02-25Amie BlandenSA$10/month
2016-02-24Beechworth 4th Loan repayment (part)$709.28

Loan amount: $20,000
Loan repayments: $1,000/quarter
Status: Funded project
Loan repayments received so far:
1. 13/10/16, $1,000
2. 06/01/17, $1,000
3. 07/04/17, $1,000

Work details CostExpected savings
Totals:$20,000 loanSavings resulting from our loan: Approx $4,000/annum
Replacing fluro light fittings with 24W LED oyster fittings in all hallways, residents' rooms and ensuites.
Replacing fluro fittings with 9W LED tubes in utility rooms and skylights.
Replacing 57 external security lights with 14W LED bunker fittings
Total cost: $26,443.56
CORENA lending $20,000 of that
Since the hospital is on a demand tariff and it is difficult to accurately estimate exactly how much demand charges will be reduced, we can't give an exact savings figure.

Climate Emergency Petition

Climate Emergency Declaration Petition

Mobilising public and private resources to restore a safe climate for the common good

In February 2016, global temperatures spiked to well over 1.5°C above pre-industrial times, just weeks after the Paris Climate Agreement set an aim of not exceeding that benchmark. (Climate Reality Check)

Ask the Australian Parliament to declare a climate emergency and mobilise resources to restore a safe climate

Australians are great at pitching in to help and mobilising resources in an emergency. Remember the Queensland floods of 2011? Three-quarters of the council areas within the state of Queensland were declared disaster zones. Government funds were made available and a large workforce was mobilised to deal with the emergency.

Volunteers were quick to offer assistance. More than 55,000 volunteers registered to help clean up the streets of Brisbane, with thousands more simply pitching in to help in all affected areas. All over Australia kind-hearted individuals and community groups took the initiative to send supplies and raise emergency funds.

Declaring an emergency is a significant step. It mobilises government and community resources and funds that are not normally available and inspires the public to act for the common good.

To Members of the House of Representatives and Senators,

We call on the Australian Parliament to declare a climate emergency and to mobilise resources to restore a safe climate.

1. In February 2016, global temperatures spiked to well over 1.5°C above pre-industrial times, just weeks after the Paris Climate Agreement set an aim of not exceeding that benchmark. Climate scientists say that we are facing a climate emergency, and that the future of ecosystems and human civilisation now hang in the balance. Our Great Barrier Reef is dying as the oceans heat up and recent fires in Tasmania burned ancient world-heritage forests.

2. Declaring a climate emergency is a vital step in building support for the very large changes required to restore a safe, cooler climate.

3. A society-wide mobilisation of resources is required at a scale and speed not seen since the Second World War. Carbon emissions must be reduced to zero within a few years, not several decades, and we must draw down all the excess carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere using measures that include mass tree planting. We must rapidly transition from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy, replacing fossil fuel jobs with jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The climate restoration is an enormous task, but given the risks to ourselves and future generations we must rise to the challenge.

» For more information about climate emergency goals, see the report Striking Targets

When you sign, you can also report what you do to reduce emissions

Government-led resource mobilisation is only half of the solution. The other half is what you and I do. During the Queensland floods, Aussies were taking neighbours and strangers to safety, sharing resources, and doing whatever was needed right from the start of the emergency simply because they could.

Individuals and community groups are already taking initiative and using their own resources to restore a safe climate. Tell Parliament and everyone else what YOU are already doing to show how we are mobilising together for the common good.

Use the form below to sign the petition.
If you wish, you can also add your climate actions.
We’ll add the data from the climate action counters when we submit the petition because we believe it is a powerful way of showing that the public is already mobilising itself.

Eight examples of actions for reducing carbon emissions

Minimise transport emissions
For example, walk, ride, take public transport, use an electric vehicle, avoid air travel. Instead, use video conferencing, skype for business, etc, whenever possible.

Move your money out of fossil fuels
For banks see, for superannuation see

Put your money into renewable energy
Invest in renewable energy, or donate to community solar projects (see

Power your house with clean energy
Install solar if you can, or buy renewables-friendly electricity. Disconnect from gas. (See

Make your house energy efficient

Eat less meat
For example, meat-free days, vegetarian, vegan

Be a conscious consumer
For example, buy only what you need, and buy things that last. Recycle. Upcycle.

Plant trees
For drawing down excess carbon in the atmosphere. For example Earth Day, Trees for Life


See the public figures supporting the call for a Climate Emergency Declaration here.

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The groups supporting the Climate Emergency Declaration campaign include:
350 Eurobodalla
350 Melbourne
Act on Climate
Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC)
Baby Boomers for Climate Change Action
Ballarat Climate Action
Bayside Climate Change Action Group
Beyond Zero Emissions
CANWin: Climate Action Now Wingecarribee
Centre for Climate Safety
Climate Action Canberra
Climate Action Hobart
Climate Action Monaro
Climate Action Moreland
Climate Change Australia (Hastings branch)
Climate Change Balmain-Rozelle
Coffs Coast Climate Action Group
Conservation Council SA
COREM (Mullumbimby)
CORENA (Citizens Own Renewable Energy Network Australia)
Dandenong Ranges Renewable Energy Association
Darebin Climate Action Now
Eastern Climate Action Melbourne
Environment Centre NT
Future Environment Defenders (FED Up)
Geelong Sustainability
Groundswell Bass Coast
Healthy Futures
Journeys for Climate Justice
Lake Wollumboola Protection Association Inc
Lighter Footprints
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Long Future Foundation
Market Forces
Nature Conservation Council of NSW
Parramatta Climate Action Network (ParraCAN)
Psychology for a Safe Climate
RSTI (Research and Strategy for Transition Initiation)
Save the Planet
Shoalhaven Transition Inc
St Andrews Uniting Church Fairfield
Stonnington Climate Action Network
Surf Coast Air Action
Sustainable Engineering Society
Transition Byron Shire
Transition East Geelong
WATCH: Wodonga Albury Towards Climate Health
Western Region Environment Centre
Yarra Climate Action Now
Zero Emissions Byron



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11. Greenbushes CRC, WA

Quick Win project No. 11: Greenbushes Community Resource Centre, WA

Greenbushes CRC provides Centrelink and Veteran Affairs services, Broadband for Seniors, IT services and training, Heath & wellness facilities, library facilities, Free Westlink broadcasts, Trans WA & South West Coach bookings, and Shire facilities for payments and bookings. They have a large training room for hire and use by community members, and offer school holiday programs, after school use of computers for homework, and study and general business services to the local and surrounding communities.

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Greenbushes CRC so far

As of 25/05/17, the loan to Greenbushes CRC has achieved:

Project 11 kW (solar &/or
EE equivalent)
MWh to date
Approx* CO2
avoided to date
Dollar value
of achievement
At Greenbushes CRC 5.00 kW 7.48 MWh 7.48 t $9,990
At subsequent projects 0.36 kW 0.44 MWh 0.44 t $349
Total 5.36 kW 7.92 MWh 7.92 t $10,339

Install date: 03/06/16.
Number of days in operation: 356.

* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since each CORENA project is in a different location, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a rough approximation across all projects.

This project is now fully funded – Thank you!

People contributing to Project 11

2016-02-244th Beechworth loan repayment (part)$64.72
2016-02-247th Gawler loan repayment$2,200.00
2016-02-23Peter WadeQld$15/week
2016-02-22David CastlefordSA$8/week
2016-02-22Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2016-02-22David LloydSA$25/month
2016-02-22Elizabeth WhelanWA$121.45
2016-02-22Robert ANSW$50.00
2016-02-18Jean Pierre RedestorffVic$19.18/month
2016-02-189th Tulgeen loan repayment$1,000.00
2016-02-17Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2016-02-16Peter WadeQld$15/week
2016-02-16Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2016-02-16Marty BoothNSW$60/month
2016-02-15David CastlefordSA$8/week
2016-02-15Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2016-02-15Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2016-02-11Wayne StanfordSA$25/fortnight
2016-02-11Char GraingerVic$10/month
2016-02-10DOB - Carbon compensation for flightsSA$1,200.00
2016-02-09Peter WadeQld$15/week
2016-02-08David CastlefordSA$8/week
2016-02-08Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2016-02-04Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2016-02-04Wendy HQld$100.00
2016-02-03Margaret GaitaVic$100.00
2016-02-02Peter WadeQld$15/week
2016-02-01David CastlefordSA$8/week
2016-02-01Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2016-02-01Leanne - giftQld$75.00
2016-02-01Tim HVic$48.40
2016-01-28Timothy PriceTas$500.00
(1 panel)
2016-01-28John RollsSA$45/month
2016-01-28Wayne StanfordSA$25/fortnight
2016-01-27Peter WadeQld$11/week
2016-01-27Ben EllistonACT$100.00
2016-01-27Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2016-01-25David CastlefordSA$8/week
2016-01-25Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2016-01-25Amie BlandenSA$10/month
2016-01-253rd Camden loan repayment$673.00
2016-01-22Margaret Hender
Diamond referral bonus
2016-01-20David LloydSA$25/month
2016-01-20Nick CumboVic$17.08
2016-01-20Peter WadeQld$11/week
2016-01-19Greens MPs (compensating for flight emissions)$1,760.00
2016-01-19Chris SimmonsSA$10/month
2016-01-191st repayment Warradale LED lighting loan$238.00
2016-01-18David CastlefordSA$8/week
2016-01-18Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2016-01-18Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2016-01-18Marty BoothNSW$60/month
2016-01-18Jean Pierre RedestorffVic$19.18/month
2016-01-14Wayne StanfordSA$25/month
2016-01-14Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2016-01-13Peter WadeQld$11/week
2016-01-11Char GraingerVic$10/month
2016-01-11David CastlefordSA$8/week
2016-01-11Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2016-01-06Peter WadeQld$11/week
2016-01-056th Gawler loan repayment (part)$483.73
Olimometer 2.52

Loan amount: Approx $9,990
Loan repayments: $349/quarter
Status: Funded project
Loan repayments received so far:
1. 07/07/16, $349
2. 26/10/16, $349
3. 05/01/17, $349
4. 27/01/17, $8,943
This loan has now been fully repaid.

Work details CostExpected savings
5.04kW (18 x 280W) Solarworld solar panels on tilt frames
SMA inverter

10. Parke Holme Community Child Care, SA

Quick Win project No. 10: Parke Holme Community Child Care, SA

Past projects have been either solar-only or a mix of solar PV and energy efficiency (EE) measures. This is our first EE-only project, replacing all the Parke Holme CCC fluoro tubes and halogen downlights with energy efficient LED lighting. Energy efficiency is an equally important part of the transition to 100% renewable energy as solar PV, and in some cases is an even more cost effective way of reducing carbon emissions.

Note: The payback time on a LED lighting upgrade depends greatly on the number of hours lighting is used. Parke Holme CCC lighting is in use during all opening hours, from 6.45am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday, so their lighting upgrade will pay for itself in around 2 years.

Due to recent changes in SA Power Networks regulations affecting new solar installations, it is likely any future Quick Win projects in SA will also be EE-only projects, but we’ll continue to fund solar-only and solar+EE projects in other parts of Australia.

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Parkeholme Community Child Care so far

As of 25/05/17, the loan to Parkeholme Community Child Care has achieved:

Project 10 kW (solar &/or
EE equivalent)
MWh to date
Approx* CO2
avoided to date
Dollar value
of achievement
At Parkeholme Community Child Care 2.08 kW 7.90 MWh 7.90 t $3,760
At subsequent projects 0.63 kW 0.81 MWh 0.81 t $800
Total 2.71 kW 8.71 MWh 8.71 t $4,560

Install date: 19/01/16.
Number of days in operation: 492.

* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since each CORENA project is in a different location, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a rough approximation across all projects.

Project 10 is now fully funded. Thank You!

People contributing to Project 10

2016-01-056th Gawler loan repayment (part)$1,266.27
2016-01-05Christine Anderson$500.00
2016-01-04Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2016-01-04Tim HartleyVic$50.00
2016-01-04Tom HalbertNSW$25.00
2016-01-042nd loan repayment from Nannup CRC$900.00
2016-01-04Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2016-01-04David CastlefordSA$8/week
2015-12-31Wayne StanfordSA$25/fortnight
2015-12-30Peter WadeQld$11/week
2015-12-29Dave & Denece ClarkeSA$210.00
2015-12-29Warwick StoneVic$10.00
2015-12-29Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2015-12-29David CastlefordSA$8/week
2015-12-29Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2015-12-28John RollsSA$45/month
2015-12-26Amie BlandenSA$10/month
2015-12-25Peter Wade - Gift for LauraQld$100.00
2015-12-25Peter Wade - Gift for Emma, Phillip, Koopa and OliverQld$100.00
2015-12-24Robert ANSW$20.00
2015-12-23Peter WadeQld$11/week
Olimometer 2.52

Loan amount: $3,760
Loan repayments: $400/quarter
Status: Funded project
Loan repayments received so far:
1. 22/04/16, $400
2. 08/07/16, $400
3. 08/11/16, $400
4. 06/01/17, $400
5. 07/04/17, $400

Work details CostExpected savings
- Replace 61x 36W fluorescent lamps with 18W LED lamps
Note: A 36W fluoro plus ballast uses around 46W.
- Replace 8x 50W halogen downlights with 9W LED fittings
Note: A 50W halogen downlight actually uses around 55W.