Solar Energy Transformation Program

21 December 2017

The Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP) aims to harness the sun’s abundant power for 28 Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

ARENA is providing $27.5 million towards the $55 million cost of SETuP, jointly funded by the NT Government’s Power and Water Corporation.

SETuP will reduce the need for diesel and boost energy independence, personal comfort levels and economic activity across the territory. Traditional owners have been consulted and involved throughout the process at all locations.

The sun and its power is central to many Indigenous Australian cultures. Indigenous Business Australia say that communities will benefit from more efficient infrastructure and security, encouraging people to ‘return to Country’.

See ARENA’s online visual presentation of the SETuP for life project for background on this transformative cultural initiative.

Source: ARENA