Solar Energy @ Council

Alice Springs has a history as a Solar City

From 2008 to 2013, Alice Springs Town Council was the lead proponent in the Alice Solar City project Link to ASTC Solar page. Alice Solar City was one of seven projects funded through the Australian Government Solar Cities Program launched in 2008.  The five year program came to an end in 2013 with a long list of achievements for both residents and commercial properties. Through Alice Solar City, a total of 700 solar photovoltaic (PV) systems was installed on homes and businesses.

Solar at Alice Springs Town Council

Alice Springs Town Council has a growing number of solar installations. Council has seven installations at five of our facilities. In 2017, an additional solar PV system will be added to our Aquatic and Leisure Centre, bringing the total amount of solar to 500kW. These solar PV systems reduce our greenhouse gas emission and save on energy bills.

Solar energy now comprises 20% of the energy use of five of our major facilities - Civic Centre, Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Council Depot, Alice Springs Public Library and the Regional Waste Management Facility.

Click on the link below, which shows an example of an online web- portal for the 30kW system at the Regional Waste Management Facility. 

Andy McNeill Room (Civic Centre)