Three remote solar systems

Almost one megawatt of renewable energy capacity has been installed in the remote Indigenous communities of Ti Tree, Kalkarindju and Alpurrurulam.

The three flat-plate solar photovoltaic systems provide up to 80 per cent of the communities' daily power needs.

Wind turbines have also been installed in Alpurrurulam and a new, high-efficiency diesel power station, with a sophisticated control system, has been built to integrate the renewable energy systems most effectively.

The showcase demonstrates the complementary nature of solar and wind systems to provide renewable energy around the clock.

These projects are estimated to save more than 440,000 litres of diesel and 1200 tonnes of carbon emissions each year.

Power and Water has a 20-year power purchase agreement for the renewable energy produced by these systems with the owner Epuron, an Australian Renewable Energy Company.