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From left to right: Ray Donald, Mayor, Bogan Shire Council, Ivor Frischknecht, CEO, ARENA, Kevin Humphries, NSW Minister for Far West NSW Land and Water, Brian Stanley, Vice President, First Solar, Mark Coulton, Federal Member for Parkes, Scott Thomas, General Manager, AGL Power Development and Leslie Williams, NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy stand behind Nyngan solar plant’s first panels.

First panels installed at Australia’s biggest solar plant

ARENA, AGL, First Solar, Bogan Shire and the NSW Government celebrated the major milestone in Nyngan, NSW.

ARENA at a glance

Our new infographic is packed with facts about our work to build tomorrow’s energy infrastructure.

Artist’s impression of the CETO 6 units – fully submerged buoys tethered to a pump on the seabed.

Support for next generation of landmark Australian wave technology

ARENA is providing $11 million funding to support the next vital step in Carnegie Wave Energy’s ground-breaking CETO technology.

Professor Chun-Zhu Li explaining the gasification technology to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry Bob Baldwin at the Renergi facility on 20 June 2014.

Advanced biomass gasification technology

On 20 June the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry Bob Baldwin visited a project which is demonstrating a technology that will convert biomass ...

University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor and President Prof Caroline McMillen, ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht, Parliamentary Secretary for Industry Bob Baldwin MP and Inventor Prof Behdad Moghtaderi in front of the Wallsend Pool solar reflectors.

Wallsend Pool small-scale solar thermal demonstration project

Prof Caroline McMillen, ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht, Bob Baldwin MP and Prof Behdad Moghtaderi in front of the Wallsend Pool solar reflectors.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) was established by the Australian Government to make renewable energy solutions more affordable and increase the amount of renewable energy used in Australia. We have a budget of approximately $2.5 billion to fund renewable energy projects, support research and development activities, and support activities to capture and share knowledge.

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    First panels installed at Australia’s biggest solar plant

    The Australian Renewable Energy Agency today celebrated a major milestone with the installation of the first solar panels at AGL’s large-scale solar plant in Nyngan, NSW.

  2. New 3D rooftop modelling tool highlights solar savings

    The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today announced a new 3D modelling tool that will allow consumers to estimate the benefits of installing rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.

  3. Renewable solution for iconic island community

    The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today announced $4.5 million support for a 1 MW, $11.6 million hybrid renewable energy project on Lord Howe Island.

  4. ARENA supporting clean energy grid of the future

    ARENA is providing $500,000 of support to the Clean Energy Council to carry out the first stage of a project to future proof Australia’s energy system and improve the electricity grid to support the growth of clean energy.

  5. Atlas to map Australia’s wave energy

    The Australian Renewable Energy Agency today announced $1.3 million funding for CSIRO to undertake an innovative wave resource mapping and modelling project.