Alice Springs is one of just 7 cities in Australia that have been selected to participate in the Australian Government’s Solar Cities initiative.
Solar Cities is an innovative program that aims to show how technology, behaviour change and new approaches to electricity pricing can combine to provide a sustainable energy future in urban locations throughout Australia.
Alice Springs Town Council is the lead proponent in the Alice Solar City project (www.alicesolarcity.com.au).
Alice Springs is a unique place receiving, on average, more than 9 hours of sunlight per day which makes it an ideal location to make use of solar power. The extreme conditions that we live with year round also mean that energy use is quite high. Alice Solar City aims to empower the community to make informed and intelligent use of energy and water.
Who is behind Alice Solar City
Alice Solar City (ASC) is overseen by a consortium of local organisations, that who provide cash and in-kind support to the project. The members are:
- Alice Springs Town Council (ASTC) – lead proponent
- Northern Territory Government (NTG)
- Power and Water Corporation (PWC).
- Desert Knowledge Co-operative Research Centre (DKCRC);
- Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC);
- Tangentyere Council; and
- Northern Territory Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NTCCI)
To find out more, visit the Smart Living Centre team who will be only too happy to help, or visit the Alice Solar City website at www.alicesolarcity.com.au