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 12/01/20, 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 27.04 MWh 27.04 t $11,000
At subsequent projects 5.99 kW 7.43 MWh 7.43 t $6,967
Total 12.69 kW 34.47 MWh 34.47 t $17,967

Switch on date: 07/04/17.
Number of days in operation: 1010.

* 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

Loan repayments received so far:

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