The Uterne project was developed by SunPower with the support of Power and Water Corporation and was recently purchased by Epuron. CPS National was accountable for the electrical, mechanical and civil construction of the project.
The $6.6M project had a rating of 1MW AC / 969kWp and utilized 3,048 x 318Wp Sunpower modules with 2 x 500kW Satcon central inverters. The annual output for the PV farm is 2,300MWh PA equivalent to 288 average Alice Springs homes a year and displaces 1,564 tons of CO2 per annum.
At the time of installation, the Uterne Solar Power Station was the largest solar tracking system in Australia and received the prestigious Engineering Excellence Award at the Engineers Australia Northern Division Awards in August 2010.