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 demonstrates solar technologies and their performance in different conditions to better understand renewable energy in arid conditions.

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.