A 1 MW solar power station has been built in Alice Springs and was developed in partnership between SunPower Corporation and Power and Water Corporation. This renewable energy installation is a key component of the Alice Solar City project and was officially launched on Thursday 28 July 2011 by His Worship the Mayor, Damien Ryan.
A viewing platform with interpretive signage has been provided at the western end of Uterne. To get to the viewing station turn off the Stuart Hwy at Norris Bell Ave, and then right at the Transport Hall of fame on Montgomery Road, an unsealed road. Follow this for a short distance until you come to the viewing platform. Please note that this is a working power station and as such there is no public access within the compound.
To help celebrate the completition of this milestone in Alice Springs' adoption of renewable energy, Alice Solar City ran an open day on Saturday 30 July 2011 and offered the over 400 Alice Springs residents who came along to the Open Day the opportunity to enter a draw to win $1,000 or $250 in additional assistance towards improving energy efficiency in their homes. Denise Purdie from Ilpara and Steve Anderson were our lucky winners.
Read the Uterne fact sheet.
Read the Technical Details.
Read the Alice Solar City Media Release.
Read the Power and Water Media Release.
Read the SunPower Media Release.
Read the Media Release - Announcement of funding 15 December 2010.