The aboriginal-owned tourist centres located at famous Uluru (Ayers Rock) glamour in the centre of Australia’s red core will soon be powered by solar energy after a funding preparation with CEFC. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation is giving US$4.7 million with regard to the cost of 1.8-megawatts of solar PV to be constructed by Epuron covering 5 installations at the Uluru Resort. It is anticipated to generate not more than 30% of daylight consumption and 15% of entire consumption all over the year. It is expected to limit the need for trucked in diesel fuel.
Ayers Rock Resort – pathway to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park – is made of the Sails in the Desert Hotel, the Desert Gardens Hotel, the Emu Walk Apartments, the Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge and the Ayers Rock Campground.
Epuron will give the solar power provider under a long-term contract with the resort’s proprietors, Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, which is fully possessed by the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC).
Clean Energy Finance Corporation chief executive Oliver Yates stated that the project would pave way for the resort to make the most of core Australia’s solar future, and the funding would motivate extra private sector funding and technical expertise in isolated region solar installation and preservation.
He said it will give a “scalable and replicable model” for potential solar roll outs at isolated areas.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has present given US$13 million funds to Epuron with regard to the 3.1 megawatts extension of its 1-megawatt Uterne solar power station in Alice Springs, which is among the massive tracking solar energy facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.
Adding the Uluru Resort solar project sumsup Epuron’s solar project collection to 6.9-megawatts of generating capacity, plus three off-grid solar projects in the Northern Territory.