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The overarching objective of the Handbook is to provide information about the key technical, design, implementation and operational considerations when planning solar/ diesel hybrid mini-grid systems in remote Australia.
In recent years, the price of solar system components has reduced to the point that solar/diesel hybrid generation has now become economically viable for remote mini-grid generation in the NT, relative to diesel-only generation.
Solar is fast becoming the lowest cost, lowest risk technology option for reducing diesel fuel consumption for remote power generation.
The overarching objective of the Handbook is to provide information about the key technical, design, implementation and operational considerations when planning solar/ diesel hybrid mini grid systems in remote Australia. The Handbook is intended to be a useful reference tool for the Australian off-grid solar/diesel industry, to aid solar/diesel hybrid system decision making and assist renewable energy technology suppliers develop and provide solutions for remote power generation. The Handbook provides a contextual overview to new entrants in the solar/diesel mini grid space, including on-grid solar developers keen to tap into the off-grid market and the general public interested in the challenges and opportunities associated with ‘hybridising’ existing diesel mini-grids.