Solar Powering Daly River


The Daly River community in the Northern Territory will be less reliant on diesel thanks to a new project targeted at increasing solar penetration in remote towns and communities.

Australian Solar Institute (ASI) Executive Director Mark Twidell said ASI is providing $500,000 to the Northern Territory’s Power and Water Corporation to investigate ways to increase solar energy generated electricity in Daly River.

“In partnership with the local community and Charles Darwin University, PWC will undertake a feasibility assessment and develop a Solar/Diesel Mini-Grid Handbook, paving the way for roll out across the Territory,” Mr Twidell said.

“There are over 52 isolated diesel mini-grids throughout the Northern Territory, servicing remote Indigenous communities that could benefit from this project and solar’s clean, readily available electricity.”

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