Text Box: NT Solar PV Commercialisation Pilot Project
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Individual Site Details: Kings Canyon

Construction at the Kings Canyon site has not yet begun. It is anticipated for early in 2003.

Location: Near the Kings Canyon tourist resort within the Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, in the arid zone of the Northern Territory. Within four hours driving south west of Alice Springs.

Existing Power Station: 3 diesel sets with automatic control system. Installed capacity ~1MW, maximum demand ~650kW, feeds into a 22kV/415V distribution system. The existing power station does not need to be modified for this project.

PV System Details:

 

Other Issues:

Kings Canyon is a major tourist area. The solar system will be installed such that tourists can view it and obtain information, yet the system will not be visible or detract from Kings Canyon itself.