The Northern Territory (NT) government is working towards its target of 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030, with the community of Titjikala contributing to the goal.
During the month of September, Titjikala, 130km south of Alice Springs, was powered by 83 per cent renewable energy.
The area has a 400-kilowatt solar array, integrated with a 300 kilovolt-ampere battery energy storage system.
Titjikala one of 25 communities part of the Power and Water Solar Energy Transformation program (SETuP). The program integrates 10 megawatts of solar in remote communities, to transition to a renewable energy future.
SETuP is the largest isolated off-grid solar program in remote communities and has enabled significant savings on diesel and transport costs.
“Titjikala is a great remote renewable energy success story – providing safe, reliable and environmentally friendly power to the community,” Minister for Renewables Nicole Manison said.
“The Territory Labor Government wants a future powered by renewable energy, creating green jobs and driving down emissions.
“With our abundant solar resources, we can create permanent and stable energy solutions that decarbonise our regional and remote areas.”