Solar Cities

Australian Government Solar Cities Home Page

  • incorporates links to the other 6 Australian Solar Cities 

Residential Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Services in Alice Springs

Solice Energy Solutions - A private solar and energy efficiency consultancy for homes and businesses in Alice Springs.

Guides to energy efficiency

Living Greener  "Explore Living Greener and find government information and assistance to help you live more sustainably."

Desert Smart COOLmob  Serving Central Australia, desertSMART COOLmob is a network of over 500 households in Alice Springs committed to DesertSMART living.

Power and Water Corporation Green Guide simple ideas you and your family can use to help save money as well as electricity, water and the environment.

Your Home Technical Manual  Australia's guide to environmentally sustainable homes.

Energy Rating website  Includes information on energy efficiency and star ratings of various appliances.

Rebates available

The Office of the Clean Energy Regulator  is a statutory authority established to oversee the implementation of the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target and the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme.

 Power and Water Renewable Energy Scheme Read about small scale energy certificates and  download a Solar Hot Water Small-Scale Renewable Energy Application Form

Energy Smart Rebate Scheme  The Northern Territory Government Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is providing households with a rebate of 50% (up to $200) off the purchase and/or installation price of selected energy saving devices.

Commercial Energy Efficiency

Solice Energy Solutions - A private solar and energy efficiency consultancy for homes and businesses in Alice Springs. "a portal to the best advice on greening the performance of commercial property."

NT Government's ecoBiz NT program.

Tourism NT's Going Green website.

Energy Efficiency Exchange.

The ABC's 'Green Your Work' site.

Energy Star "an international standard for energy efficient office equipment".


Solar Power

Visit Power and Water Corporation's (PWC) Solar Power page for information on grid connected solar power in the NT.

Learn about PWC's processes for purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates.

Clean Energy Council for names of accredited suppliers and a consumer guide to installing PV inlcuding what to do if an installer goes into liquidation.

Want to know what's happening in the world of renewable energy? Visit the renewables global status report.


Solar Facts and Figures

Bureau of Meteorology climate maps.

Bureau of Meteorology Alice Springs observations.

Geoscience Australia - useful geographic and solar information.


National Bodies

Green Building Council of Australia

National Australian Built Environment Rating System (incorporates the former Australian Building Greenhouse Rating Scheme)

Clean Energy Council

Good Environmental Choice Australia


Consortium Members

Alice Springs Town Council

Northern Territory Government

Power and Water Corporation

Arid Lands Environment Centre

Tangentyere Council

NT Chamber of Commerce


Other Relevant Organisations

Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre


BP Solar


Bendigo Bank

Alice Springs Airport

Araluen Arts Centre


Other Relevant Bodies

desertSMART COOLmob

Centre for Appropriate Technology

Desert Knowledge Australia