These notes and operational updates on data from the DKASC, Alice Springs and Yulara Solar System should be taken into consideration when analysing the data. They represent significant or interesting events that potentially impact the performance of systems installed at these sites. It is not an exhaustive list of every minor or short-term network or minor system outage. However, please contact us regarding any relevant other data issues.

For equivalent notes and updates on the NT Solar Resource stations, please download the metadata files which are kept up-to-date with relevant changes affecting the data.

For general announcements and non-technical updates, check out our latest DKA Solar Centre news.

  1. Website now Fully Operational!

    The DKA Solar Centre website and data downloads are now fully operational. Please see below for changes in the website:

    • DKASC, Alice Springs - No changes
    • Yulara Solar System - No changes
    • NT Solar Resource - Click ‘DATA DOWNLOAD’ to be redirected to our new host for this data.

    Due to this recent site update, some users may experience strange behavior on data download. This issue can be resolved by clearing your cache, or opening the site in a private browser window.

    If the issue persists, please contact us via

    We appreciate your patience and queries around the return of the website. And thank those continually involved to improving the website’s useability.

    Affects all source data for NT Solar Resource

    Fri, 13 Oct 2023

  2. Scheduled Website Maintenance - Update

    Following a scheduled maintenance operation, the DKA Solar Centre website is now fully operational.

    Please note, some large CSV datasets (i.e. downloads sections) may still in the final stages of re-syncing.

    Check again Monday 9th October (5pm) for complete dataset. Urgent requests for complete datasets can be requested via

    Thanks for your patience and understanding during this period.

    Affects all source data for DKASC, Alice Springs, Yulara Solar System

    Fri, 6 Oct 2023

  3. Data Outage

    This site is undergoing some maintenance, therefore majority of data downloads are not working. Data downloads should be refunctioning approximately end of September, 2023. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

    Tue, 18 Jul 2023

  4. Inverter replaced

    The original SMA Site 21 Inverter has been replaced with a new Fronius unit.

    Affects the following sources:

    Fri, 3 Feb 2023

  5. Graphing and Data issues

    Graphing and data download services on the DKASC website have been experiencing intermittent outages and issues over recent months. These problems are undergoing investigation and should be resolved in the near future.

    Affects weather data for DKASC, Alice Springs, Yulara Solar System, NT Solar Resource

    Affects all source data for DKASC, Alice Springs, Yulara Solar System

    Mon, 30 Jan 2023

  6. DKASC site outage

    The DKASC is offline from the ~ 08:00 24/01/2023. This is due to a network wide shutdown for the upgrade of 22kV network supply to the site. It is anticipated that the DKASC will return to full operation by 28/01/2023.

    UPDATE: Power was fully restored to DKASC on the 30th January 2023 at ~ 14:00.

    Affects weather data for DKASC, Alice Springs

    Affects all source data for DKASC, Alice Springs

    Tue, 24 Jan 2023

  7. Inverters replaced

    Original SMA inverters that where experiencing intermittent issues (no output) have been replaced with new Fronius units.

    Affects the following sources:

    Thu, 15 Dec 2022

  8. Intermittent Inverter Issues

    Ongoing intermittent inverter issues with site 10 and 12 causing periotic loss of AC outputs, generally during the middle of the day. Procurement activities for sourcing replacements are ongoing.

    Affects the following sources:

    Wed, 1 Jun 2022

  9. Inverters replaced

    Failed inverters on sites 8,32,33 and 34 have been replaced with Fronius Primo 6kW inverters. These systems are now generating normally again.

    Affects the following sources:

    Wed, 4 May 2022

  10. Site #37 - Fault

    Due to a tripping MCB Site #37 has been operating on 50% capacity since 25-04-2022. The MCB has now been reset and the system returned to 100% capacity.

    Affects the following sources:

    Tue, 3 May 2022

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