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. This ground-based station records the following data parameters sampled at 1-second intervals and averaged at 5-second intervals:

  • Global horizontal irradiance (GHI)
  • Plane-of-array (POA) irradiance
  • Direct normal irradiance (DNI)
  • Wind speed
  • Wind direction
  • Ambient temperature
  • Relative humidity
  • Rainfall

This station has been operating since April 2019 (data available shortly after) and conforms to a Class A standard by IEC 61724-1 Photovoltaic System Performance – Part 1: Monitoring.

Further technical information can be found by downloading the station’s metadata including equipment types, data parameters and measurement conditions.


The support of Desert Knowledge Australia is gratefully acknowledged for hosting the weather station at the premises of the Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre.