World first solar facility in the Alice


Desert Knowledge Australian Solar testing facility.


In a world-first, a solar demonstration facility in Alice Springs is providing valuable open data to users across the world in real time.

The Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre tests the performance of solar technologies using 39 solar arrays supplemented with an interactive online map. This provides test data in digital format for over 5,000 users.


This testing facility delivers valuable research data to inform the development of renewable energy supply and highlights the interactions between digital and solar technologies.

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