First Indigenous-owned solar microgrid lights the way for Marlinja

A landmark First Nations-owned solar microgrid development has been launched in the remote Northern Territory town of Marlinja.

In a bid to improve cost efficiency and sustainability, the final installation of a five-year collaboration between the community and energy partners aims to tackle the community’s continued blackouts, switching unstable energy connections for greener, renewable solutions.

Community members and clean energy supporters say they hope to create a path forward for Indigenous-led renewable power projects in other remote communities.

Image: Rachel Mounsey. Image supplied

Produced By: Emma Wotzke

Featured In Story: Chantelle Johns – Marlinja resident and Original Power Community Co-ordinator , Ethan Godrey – Marlinja Traditional Owner, Lauren Mellor – Original Power Project Developer, and

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 27 June 2024