Community-based renewable energy projects expanding in remote communities

10th May 2021

A new solar-powered community centre will be the first step towards a Northern Territory remote community being fully reliant on renewable energy.

The community of Marlinja, located 650kms south of Darwin on the banks of Lake Woods, celebrated the installation of their community centre with bands and a solar light disco.

Mudburra man Raymond Dixon, who helped guide the project with the assistance of Aboriginal led organisation Original Power, said renewable energy will allow for good outcomes for communities in many ways.

He spoke to CAAMA's Philippe Perez (download audio below)

Pic: Elliot Hughes