A new weather station has been built near Katherine to measure the sun's rays.
The weather station, located at the Katherine Research Station, hopes to attract more investment into solar farms.
The town already has one big solar farm in construction worth an estimated $40 million.
The weather station will also measure wind, temperature, humidity and rain.
The Bureau of Meteorology relies on the existing equipment and service provided at the Tindal RAAF Base for its official records and forecast.
The Katherine station is already live collecting and storing real-time meteorological data. The public can also access the data by signing up here.
High resolution data is sampled at 1-second intervals and averaged at 5-second intervals.
There are others like it at Alice Springs, Darwin and Tennant Creek.
The high-resolution and high-quality data will support renewable energy research and development, as well as a resource for developers to scope new projects and encourage renewable energy investments into the Territory.
This includes measuring solar irradiance which is important information for making investment decisions for solar energy projects.
Attracting more renewable energy investments is an important step forward in achieving the Territory Labor Government's target of 50% renewable energy by 2030.
There will be four weather stations in total and they represent the different climatic zones of the Territory.
The four weather stations form part of the Northern Territory Solar Resource Project.
The NT Government and the Intyalheme Centre for Future energy funded the Centre for Appropriate Technology to develop this project.
Renewables, Energy & Essential Services Minister Dale Wakefield said: "Delivering 50% renewables by 2030 will deliver local jobs, and cheaper, cleaner power.
"We have invested in four state of the art weather stations. The data from the weather stations which includes measuring solar irradiance - is important information for solar energy investors.
"This data is being captured through cutting edge technology and will also provide a foundation for renewable energy research and development.
"To achieve our target, we are supporting the $40 million private sector investment in the 25MW Katherine Solar Farm project, and the $59 million joint investment with ARENA for the Solar SETuP program providing 10MW of solar across 25 remote communities."
Centre for Appropriate Technology chief executive Steve Rogers said: "CfAT Ltd as a local Aboriginal company is proud to have been involved in the weather station project, an important investment in achieving the NT's 50% by 2030 renewable energy target.
"Our role in constructing and installing the Central Australia weather station sites has provided employment and learning opportunities for our facilities management team and Aboriginal staff."
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