The NT Solar Resource project delivers high grade solar and climate resource data from Class A (IEC 61724-1) meteorological stations installed in Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs. These four locations represent the key climate bands of the Northern Territory, from Central Australia’s arid desert conditions, through semi-arid regions, to the Top End’s tropical climate.
Our high resolution data is sampled at 1-second intervals and averaged at 5-second intervals, with data parameters including global and direct solar irradiance, wind speed, temperature, humidity and rainfall.
The datasets can be downloaded freely for private and public use. Researchers, developers, investors and the general public are invited to use the data for renewable energy development, climate monitoring and other purposes, in compliance with our terms and conditions.Data Download
Click on the locations to find out more about the monitoring stations and download their data. Further technical details are contained in the metadata files that can be downloaded from the Data Download page.
The Darwin meteorological station is located at Haileybury Rendall School, approximately nine kilometres east of the centre of Darwin.More Info
The Katherine meteorological station is located at Katherine Research Station, approximately four kilometres east of the centre of Katherine in the Northern Territory.More Info
The Tennant Creek meteorological station is located at Juno Learning Centre, approximately nine kilometres south-east of the centre of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.More Info
The Alice Springs meteorological station is located at the Desert Knowledge Precinct, approximately six kilometres south of the centre of Alice Springs and midway between the town centre and airport.More Info