Environmental initiatives

Solar Energy @ Council

Alice Springs has a his­to­ry as a Solar City

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil was the lead pro­po­nent in the Alice Solar City project that ran from 2008 to 2013. In that time the pro­gram admin­is­tered $40M of grant fund­ing, pro­vid­ing a $100M eco­nom­ic boost to the town and a total of 700 solar pho­to­volta­ic (PV) sys­tems were installed on homes and busi­ness­es. 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 with a long list of achieve­ments for both res­i­dents and com­mer­cial prop­er­ties. For more on this suc­cess­ful com­mu­ni­ty project, check out the below link to lega­cy reports and fact sheets.

Reports:

Con­sumer Factsheets:

Solar at Alice Springs Town Council

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil has a grow­ing num­ber of solar instal­la­tions. In 2018 Coun­cil installed its first ever ground mount­ed, large scale solar array at Alice Springs Aquat­ic and Leisure Cen­tre, bring­ing Coun­cil’s total solar capac­i­ty to 575kW. 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.

Cities Pow­er Partnership

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil is a par­tic­i­pant in the Cli­mate Council’s Cities Pow­er Part­ner­ship. As well as being a com­mit­ment to action, par­tic­i­pat­ing in the CPP pro­vides Coun­cil with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn and share knowl­edge with oth­er local gov­ern­ments. You can learn more about the CPP here.