Off-Grid Guide

The Off-Grid Guide is writ­ten by Ekisti­ca and pro­duced by Intyal­heme. It lever­ages the knowl­edge gen­er­at­ed dur­ing the Bush­light project, which ran between 2002 and 2013

The 56-page doc­u­ment con­tains guide­lines to help with deci­sion mak­ing in the pro­cure­ment, deploy­ment, oper­a­tion and main­te­nance of off-grid solar sys­tems. It is pri­mar­i­ly aimed at munic­i­pal and essen­tial ser­vice providers, tak­ing into account that renew­able ener­gy engi­neer­ing might not always be an area of exper­tise for those work­ing in this space. The Off-Grid Guide also aims to mit­i­gate the effects of tran­sience and staff turnover, with back­ground on the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry and the his­to­ry of renew­able ener­gy in the bush, and an expla­na­tion of the cur­rent fund­ing arrange­ments for upgrad­ing or installing renew­able ener­gy infra­struc­ture in the bush. 

View the Off-Grid Guide HERE

To find out more about Bush­light, browse the archive on the Cen­tre for Appro­pri­ate Tech­nol­o­gy web­site. CfAT is the Indige­nous con­trolled par­ent com­pa­ny of Ekisti­ca. Find the Bush­light archive HERE

Pic­ture: Jenn Rajher

The Off-Grid Guide was offo­cial­ly launched by the Hon. Dale Wake­field, Min­ster for Renew­ables, Ener­gy and Essen­tial Ser­vices on August 10, 2019, dur­ing a pan­el dis­cus­sion called Our Bright Solar Future: learn­ing from our lead­ers” which formed part of the desertS­MART EcoFair. 

Pic­tured from left: Harold Furber, Elder-in-Res­i­dence at the Desert Knowl­edge Precinct; Clare Payn­ter, engi­neer with Ekisti­ca; Dan Tyson, CEO DKA; Paul Rod­den, author Off-Grid Guide and Ekisti­ca engi­neer; Min­is­ter Dale Wake­field; Ray­mond Pratt, direc­tor DICE Aus­tralia; Jim­my Cock­ing, CEO ALEC

Front row from left: Cos­ta Geor­gia­rdis; Glenn Mar­shall, GM Intyal­heme; Andrea John­ston, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Offi­cer — Intyal­heme; Craig Reucassel.