The State Government will contribute $152,500 toward establishing a solar energy system at the Gascoyne Junction Tourist Park.
The Park will operate a 50kW AC (PV) capacity solar energy system with 240 solar panels, which will partly offset the daytime power usage.
The Gascoyne Junction Tourist Park was constructed in 2014 with financial support by the previous Government, however, the community has been unable to meet the ongoing costs of operating the facility.
The Shire of Upper Gascoyne has also committed $150,000 to the project.
It is estimated the park will achieve a minimum of 50 per cent supply from solar energy of total energy needs, significantly reducing the cost of providing power to the buildings.
Estimated savings on future energy consumption costs to the park’s custodian and the Shire of Upper Gascoyne are $35,000 per year.
DPC media statement: Solar investment for Upper Gascoyne