SolFocus has partnered with Ingenero Pty to install a 235KW power station at Australia’s Alice Springs airport located in the northern territory of Australia. The power station is slated to generate around 600MW hours of electricity into the airport’s internal electricity grid. The project will account for approximately 28% of the airport’s electricity demands and use 235KW of CPV arrays.
Using SolFoucus’ 1100S solar arrays, the project will receive $1.132 million from the Australian government under its $94 million Solar Cities program. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year’s third quarter.
CEO and president of SolFocus, Mark Crowley, commented, “This pioneering solar project at Alice Springs Airport is just the beginning of a solar transformation in Australia that will harness the continent’s abundant sunlight to deliver low cost, renewable energy. SolFocus is optimistic about Australia’s solar market and is confident that CPV technology is well-matched with Australia’s territories and dynamic environment.”