Abstract: Widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies by households can reduce carbon emissions and household energy costs and has the potential to also ease pressure on existing energy infrastructure. However, there is limited understanding of the adoption of renewable energy technology and the extent to which this technology can alter and reduce energy consumption. The Alice Solar City (ASC) program is one of Australia’s leading investments to trial innovative and sustainable energy technologies among urban households. ASC has trialled a range of initiatives that promote the adoption of renewable energy technologies or energy efficiency measures; one of these is a residential rooftop photovoltaic (PV) trial. The Centre for Renewable Energy at Charles Darwin University has recently partnered with the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation to work with ASC to explore their program and understand the methods that will lead to more cost effective and sustainable energy usage. This paper presents initial findings of this research with particular focus on the PV trial.