Terms and Conditions
By using the data on the Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre (DKA Solar Centre) website, you agree to the following terms and conditions.
All data produced by the DKASC, Alice Springs is protected by copyright, which vests with Desert Knowledge Australia (DKA) and is administered by Ekistica.
All data produced by the NT Solar Resource project is protected by copyright, which vests with the Northern Territory Government and is administered by Ekistica.
Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 and those explicitly granted below, all other rights are reserved.
All data must be accurately and fairly represented such that a person viewing any material (written, printed, online, graphical or other format) based on the data downloaded from this website could independently verify the results presented. Thus, the presented data should include clear indication of:
- exact dates of the analysis, e.g. Full year 2014, 01 Jan 2015 - 01 Feb 2015
- units of the data, e.g. kWh, kWh/day, kWh/kW, W/m2
- year the technology was installed, e.g. 2008, 2016; where any specific technology is referred to in the material, the year of installation of the respective array must appear in the referring title, e.g. BP Solar Mono Si (2008)
- any mitigating factors that make the comparison or analysis unfair or inaccurate, e.g. system outage over the period
For the DKASC, Alice Springs data, you may display, reproduce and distribute up to 5,000 cells of data, in unaltered form only (including data contained within passages, tables, diagrams and images from www.dkasolarcentre.com.au) without seeking formal consent.
Formal consent must be sought from DKA, as owners of the DKASC, Alice Springs, via Ekistica where the amount of information exceeds 5,000 cells of data. DKA and Ekistica reserve the right to set out the terms and conditions of use.
For the NT Solar Resource Project, the threshold is 250,000 cells of data, with the system owners and administrators reserving the right to set out the terms and conditions of data use beyond this quantity.
Requests for formal consent and enquiries concerning reproduction and rights for DKA Solar Centre products and services should be addressed to:
DKA Solar Centre Project Manager
PO Box 8044
Alice Springs, NT 0871
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citation of DKA Solar Centre Data
If data is used towards research and other publications, please include the following citation:
- General: Desert Knowledge Australia Centre. dd/mm/yyyy. Download Data. Location (e.g. Alice Springs). http://dkasolarcentre.com.au/historical-data/download, date accessed: dd/mm/yyyy.
- Specific: Desert Knowledge Australia Centre. dd/mm/yyyy. Download Data: Array ## Brand Name. Location. http://dkasolarcentre.com.au/historical-data/download, date accessed: dd/mm/yyyy.
We would also appreciate hearing about any research and other R&D outputs from the data on this website. Please feel free to notify us of your publication or initiative by getting in contact. Thank you.
In all cases, the DKA Solar Centre must be acknowledged as the source when reproducing or utilising any DKASC data regardless of format.
Any published data should always include the following caveat immediately adjacent to the data.
For DKA Solar Centre data:
Desert Knowledge Australia, the Australian Government, the Northern Territory Government and the project managers, Ekistica do not endorse, and accept no legal liability whatsoever arising from, or connected to, the outcomes and conclusions associated with the use of data from the Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre.
For NT Solar Resource data:
Centre for Appropriate Technology, Desert Knowledge Australia, the Australian Government, the Northern Territory Government and the project managers, Ekistica do not endorse, and accept no legal liability whatsoever arising from, or connected to, the outcomes and conclusions associated with the use of data from the NT Solar Resource project on the Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre website.
People are encouraged to use information from the DKASC website.
This website is presented by DKA and the Australian Government for the purpose of:
- Providing an educational resource and portal for photovoltaic systems; and
- Disseminating free information for the benefit of the PV industry and general public.
DKA and Ekistica monitor the quality of the information available on this website and update the information regularly.
However, DKA does not guarantee, and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained on this website or on any linked site.
DKA recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of this website and that users carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material on the website for their purposes.
Where data from any of the technologies at the DKASC, Alice Springs or NT Solar Resource project is utilised for publicity materials, research papers, forums, presentations or other public dissemination, the user is required to fairly and accurately represent this data in such a way that the information or assertions provided can be independently verified by other users of the site. In the situation where comparisons between different technologies are done, all relevant information (for example, the year of system installation) shall be clearly provided to allow accurate verification by other parties.