Business Case Studies

The case studies below provide real world examples of what customers have achieved with the support of Alice Solar City. The case studies are mostly pdf documents, for which you will need the Adobe Reader software installed.

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Case Studies

Eltier Pty Ltd

When Eltier purchased a building for lease they had an energy survey carried out to ensure the building was as energy efficient as possible.

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Alice Spring YHA

An energy survey conducted in 2008 identified a number of energy and cost saving measrues.  Management was keen to consider installing a solar power system and solar hot water.

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First National Framptons Real Estate
Framptons became the first solar powered real estate agent in Alice Springs with the support of Alice Solar City, and undertook a range of energy efficiency measures in its heritage precinct office building to complement its solar power installation.

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Pigglys Supermarket
Pigglys Pty Ltd is a popular Alice Springs supermarket, takeaway and liquor store that has been operating from the same premises in Gap Road for over forty years. Pigglys energy efficiency drive includes improvements such as lighting autotransformers, ceiling insulation, a white roof, and better refrigeration door seals. 

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Milner Meats and Seafood
Milner Meats is Alice Springs first solar powered butcher and gourmet deli, with a 10 KW system installed on the roof of their premises.

They have also painted their roof white and installed a heat pump hot water system in place of electric hot water.

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Zone A Architects
Zone A has upgraded its offices for energy efficiency and have a 3 KW solar PV system producing almost half of their energy needs.

"It’s amazing how conscious we are of our energy consumption now that we have a solar system,and the challenge each day is to consume less than we produce!” Read the case study online or download the pdf. 

Mt Nancy Motel
Alice Solar City assisted The Mt Nancy Motel with a suite of energy efficiency improvements, as well as a 12 KW solar power system.

“We’re over the moon with what we’ve achieved at Mt Nancy. Alice Solar City really got us on the right track, with great recommendations and fantastic funding assistance!”

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Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Home of Terry the saltwater crocodile, the Reptile Centre is also now a showcase of energy efficiency and solar power, having reduced power consumption by 20% and solar PV meeting over 45% of their needs.

“Achieving eco accreditation is an important goal for our business, and Alice Solar City have been a big help in  assisting us to achieve our goal – while saving money along the way!"  Read the Case Study (pdf)

Alice Springs Helicopters
Alice Springs Helicopters is an award winning aviation business located at the Alice Springs airport and was the first helicopter organisation in Australia to achieve Advanced Ecotourism accreditation.

"The work undertaken with Alice Solar City reinforces our commitment to sustainable business practices as an Advanced Eco-Tourism Accredited operator.”

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Crowne Plaza Alice Springs*
As one of the largest hotels in Alice Springs, Crowne Plaza is well known for its iconic photovoltaic power system project, boasting one of Australia’s largest building mounted solar systems.

Behind the scenes, Crowne Plaza Alice Springs is making an equally dramatic if somewhat less visible contribution to their sustainability drive. Read the case study (pdf)

*The Crowne Plaza became the DoubleTree by Hilton in 2013

Alice Motor Inn
The Alice Motor Inn is a 20 room accommodation facility nestled in the heart of Alice Springs’ East Side. It boasts a 5kW solar power system, along with solar hot water, and energy efficient lighting and pool pump.

“Making our business more energy efficient was just common sense. With Alice Solar City’s support we have been able to do so much more”.

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Desert Palms Resort
The Desert Palms Resort offers a unique accomodation style, with 80 villa style units situated amongst graceful palms and trailing bouganvilias.

Given the unique villa roof lines, the Desert Palms chose heat pumps as the best way to improve energy efficiency for guest hot water.

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 National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame
Situated in the old Alice Springs gaol, the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame has pioneered the way for non-profit tourism enterprises, to save money through saving energy.

A 5.4 KW Solar Power system complements efficient lighting and well insulated airconditioned spaces.

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Organisations participating in the Alice Solar City Commercial Incentive Program

The following organisations are also active participants with Alice Solar City, having received financial support to improve their energy efficiency and/or increase their use of solar energy:

  • Afghan Traders
  • Akeyulerre Inc.
  • Alice Central Backpackers
  • Alice Dental Clinic
  • Alice Lodge Backpackers
  • Alice Powder Coating
  • Alice Sheds & Structures
  • Alice Springs Airport Pty Ltd
  • Alice Springs Child Care Centre Inc
  • Alice Springs Desert Park
  • Alice Springs Scout Group
  • Alice Springs Town Council
  • Alice Springs Veterinary Clinic
  • Alice Springs YHA
  • Alicetronics
  • A One Mechanics
  • Arid Lands Environment Centre
  • Bendigo Bank
  • Bloomfield Developments
  • Central Land Council
  • Centralian Records Management
  • Centre for Appropriate Technology Inc.
  • Centre for Remote Health
  • CMP Electrics
  • Country Diesel Maintenance Pty Ltd
  • Desert Dwellers
  • Desert Palms Resort
  • Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre
  • Easy Carwash
  • Elitier Pty Ltd
  • Flinders University Centre for Remote Health
  • Framptons First National Real Estate
  • Fresh in the Desert Pty Ltd
  • GGS Glass & Aluminium
  • Haven Resort
  • iGear
  • Inland Electrical Pty Ltd
  • J Anderson Constructions
  • KFC
  • Larapinta IGA
  • Lasseters Hotel Casino & Convention Centre
  • MacDonnell Shire Council
  • Mbantua Gallery
  • McDonnell Range Holiday Park
  • Metcash Limited
  • Milner Meat Supply
  • Mixed Lollies
  • Nashbilt
  • National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame
  • Neata Glass & Aluminium
  • Nganampa Health Council
  • NT Link Pty Ltd
  • Olive Pink Botanic Gardens and The Bean Tree Cafe
  • Outback Photographics
  • Pathdorf B & B
  • Pigglys Supermarket
  • Power and Water Corporation
  • Red Centre Communications
  • Red Hot Arts
  • Road Transport Historical Society (Road Transport Hall of Fame and Ghan Preservation Society)
  • Rubino's Pty Ltd
  • Stay True Tattoo
  • Tailormade Tours
  • Tangentyere Constructions
  • Tangentyere Council Youth Services
  • Tristate Pty Ltd
  • Wanngardi Caravan Park
  • Watch This Space
  • Wayoutback Safari Tours
  • Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (WDNWPT)
  • Work Wear Alice Springs
  • Yeperenye Shopping Centre
  • Yirara College