Renewable Energy in Remote Australian Communities (A Market Survey)
Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Renewable Energy (ACRE) , Centre for Appropriate Technology (CfAT)
In the 1980s and 90s, many stand-alone power systems (SPS) based on solar and batteries were installed to either replace or supplement existing diesel systems in remote communities. Over time, many issues arose issues with the use of these systems, which were particularly acute for remote Indigenous communities. In response, the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Renewable Energy (ACRE) and the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CfAT) carried out a study into the deployment of renewable energy systems, which was published in 2000.